Generate PSD Thumbnail in C#

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to generate a PSD thumbnail in C# quickly and efficiently. We’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating thumbnails of PSD files. Let’s get started!

This article shall cover the following topics:

C# Photoshop API to Generate PSD Thumbnail

For generating PSD thumbnails, we will be using the Aspose.PSD for .NET API. It is a powerful API that allows developers to work with Adobe Photoshop PSD and PSB file formats in their .NET applications. It provides a comprehensive set of features to manipulate PSD and PSB files, including reading, writing, and editing layers, channels, masks, and text. The API also supports image resizing, color adjustment, filters, and transformations.

Please either download the DLL of the API or install it using NuGet.

PM> Install-Package Aspose.PSD

Generate PSD Thumbnail using C#

We can easily generate a thumbnail of a PSD file by following the steps given below:

  1. Firstly, load the PSD file as PsdImage using the Image class.
  2. Next, loop through the PSD resources.
  3. Then, check if the resource is of the ThumbnailResource type.
  4. Meanwhile, check if the ThumbnailFormat of the ThumbnailResource is KJpegRgb.
  5. Then, create a new image by specifying the 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 C#.

Generate PSD Thumbnail using C#

Generate PSD Thumbnail using C#

Aspose.PSD Library – Get Free Temporary License

We offer a free evaluation version that can be used to test the features and capabilities of the library. You can get a free temporary license to try Aspose.PSD for .NET without evaluation limitations.

How to Generate a PSD Thumbnail – Learning Resources

You can learn more about generating thumbnails of PSD files without using Adobe platforms and explore other features of the Aspose.PSD library using the resources given below:


In this article, we have learned how to generate thumbnails of PSD files in C#. With the help of Aspose.PSD for .NET, developers can easily generate high-quality thumbnails of PSD and PSB files that can be displayed in file explorers, galleries, or any other application that requires image preview functionality. In case of any ambiguity, please feel free to contact us on our free support forum.

See Also