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Gwenview can't read PSD meta data

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Gwenview can't read PSD meta data

Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:56 am
Hi,
few days before, I could view PSD files in Gwenview, but now it is impossible. I get error message "Loading 'file.psd' failed. Loading meta information", screenshot http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/gwenviewbug.png.
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Qt: 4.8.0
KDE Development Platform: 4.7.95 (4.8 RC1 (4.7.95)
Gwenview: 2.8.0

I've tried older version, but problem still occurs.
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Gwenview does not contain PSD specific code. It relies on Qt and KDE image decoders to read different formats. You need a file named kimg_psd.so in $KDEDIR/lib/kde4/plugins/imageformats to be able to deceode PSD. It is installed when you build kdelibs.
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Thank you for you advice,
I found kimg_psd.so in /usr/lib/kde4/plugins/imageformats/kimg_psd.so (Archlinux). I can view PSD for example with KuickShow viewer or with Okular. Is there any other way to solve this bug? Or should I post it to a another forum?
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Re: Gwenview can't read PSD meta data

Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:20 pm
I just tried reproduce this issue and results are strange:
- Distro version of Gwenview and kdelibs (4.7.97 from Kubuntu Precise): can't read .psd
- Gwenview and kdelibs from the KDE/4.8 git branch: can read .psd
- Gwenview from KDE/4.8 branch and distro kdelibs: can read .psd

These results look like something was fixed in latest Gwenview, but git log shows nothing about image decoder fixes. Basically, I am puzzled, but maybe upgrading your Gwenview will fix it for you? If you are comfortable building Gwenview from git, it would be interesting to give it a try, see if the version you build can read .psd.
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Re: Gwenview can't read PSD meta data

Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:09 pm
Hi, I will wait for KDE 4.8 release... because Gwenview from git needs kdelibs from git etc.
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Re: Gwenview can't read PSD meta data

Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:15 pm
So it doesn't work in 4.8 final release.
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I have no problem to view psd file in KDE 4.8.1 on Gentoo. Could it be some missing dependency?


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Dependencies are ok. I have tried to build Gwenview from source, but same problem occurs. There is a strace log http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51605867/gwenview-strace.log
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Could someone post a copy of a relevant PSD file somewhere, including information on some metadata it should have so I can test against my Trunk system?


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On my Trunk system:
- Both Dolphin and Gwenview could generate a preview of the image
- Gwenview could not view the PSD file
- Neither Dolphin nor Gwenview showed any non-general metadata specific to the image

It looks like the thumbnailer works but somehow the image cannot be viewed - which is odd.


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Re: Gwenview can't read PSD meta data

Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:11 pm
Seems to be solved after upgrade to KDE 4.8.2 :)
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Re: Gwenview can't read PSD meta data

Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:44 pm
I can confirm Gwenview now shows metadata and is able to view the image. Dolphin still can't show metadata, but that is a seperate issue.


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