Create PSD Thumbnail in Java

PSD files are a popular format for storing layered images, such as those created in Adobe Photoshop. However, PSD files can be large and unwieldy, making them difficult to share or view online. One way to address this is to create a thumbnail of the PSD file. A thumbnail is a smaller, lower-resolution version of the image that can be used to represent the original file. In this blog post, we will discuss how to create a PSD thumbnail in Java.

This article covers the following topics:

Java Photoshop API to Create PSD Thumbnails

We will use the Aspose.PSD for Java API for creating PSD thumbnails. It is a powerful API that allows you to create, read, edit, and convert PSD and PSB files without needing Adobe Photoshop. It is a comprehensive library that provides a wide range of features, including accessing and modifying layer properties, adding and removing layers, applying effects to layers, exporting PSD files to other image formats, rendering PSD files to PDF, etc. Aspose.PSD for Java is easy to use and can be integrated into any Java application.

Please download the JAR of the API or add the following pom.xml configuration in a Maven-based Java application.

    <name>Aspose Java API</name>

Create PSD Thumbnail in Java

We can easily create a thumbnail of any PSD file by following the steps below:

  1. Load an existing PSD file as PsdImage using the Image class.
  2. Loop through the PSD resources.
  3. Check if the resource is of the ThumbnailResource type.
  4. Check if the ThumbnailFormat of the ThumbnailResource is KJpegRgb.
  5. Then, create a new image by specifying its width and height.
  6. After that, call the savePixels() method.
  7. Finally, save the output file using the save() method.

The following code sample shows how to create a thumbnail of a PSD file in Java.

Create PSD Thumbnail in Java

Create PSD Thumbnail in Java

Aspose.PSD Library – Get a Free License

You can get a free temporary license to test the features and capabilities of Aspose.PSD for Java without evaluation limitations.

How to Create a PSD Thumbnail – Learning Resources

Besides creating thumbnails of PSD files, you can learn more about the Aspose.PSD library and explore various other features using the resources given below:


In this blog post, we have discussed how to create a PSD thumbnail in Java. We have used the Aspose.PSD library to accomplish this task. The Aspose.PSD library is a powerful tool for working with PSD files, and it can be used to perform a variety of tasks, such as creating thumbnails, editing layers, and exporting files to other formats. If you are looking for a powerful API to work with PSD files in Java, then Aspose.PSD for Java is a good option to consider. In case of any ambiguity, please feel free to contact us on our free support forum.

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