How to Convert PSD to XML

by Eric Michaels
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XML (Extensible Markup Language) files are a standard way of storing and transferring data between programs and over the Internet. It is a basic text document format and can be edited on most basic text editing programs. To transfer and edit XML files from the Adobe Photoshop Document (PSD) format, download a PSD file converter. There are many file converters that can convert PSD files into XML format. Some of the most popular programs are ScriptLance, Advanced Batch Converter and Altova XML Conversion Tool. The process to convert files is similar in most programs.

Step 1

Download and install PSD converter software (see Resources).

Step 2

Open the PSD converter program and click "Add File." Navigate to the PSD file you want to convert and set the output format to "XML."

Select the output location where the new file will be saved and click "Convert."


  • Always keep a copy of the original PSD file before you convert the file. You want to have a backup in case the conversion fails.


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About the Author

Eric Michaels has been a writer since 2004. His writing has appeared in the music of Paper Thick Walls and Glasko. He is a graduate of Loyola University, Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in English and theater.

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