How to Convert PSD to PDN

by Will Wright Images

Paint.NET is free image-editing software that runs on Windows operating systems. The program's output is rendered in the PDN format. A drawback of Paint.NET is that it does not support Photoshop PSD files, which are commonly used by graphic designers. However, there is a free plugin for Paint.NET that you can use to import PSD files into the program, where you can convert them to PDN.

Step 1

Download the Paint.NET PSD plugin from the website shown in "References." Unzip the plugin file. Right-click the "Photoshop.dll" file and select "Copy."

Step 2

Close Paint.NET. Navigate to the program's "File Types" folder in Windows Explorer and open the folder.

Step 3

Right-click anywhere in the folder and select "Paste."

Launch Paint.NET, which will now recognize the PSD file. Open the file and save it in the PDN format.


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Will Wright has been writing on various business and general-interest topics since 2003. He is a copywriter and Web developer in Connecticut. His work has appeared online, in his clients' publications and in the "Fairfield County Business Journal" and Stamford, Conn., "Advocate." He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Southern Connecticut State University.

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