How to convert Photoshop PSD to PNG in Python

Photoshop files contain a huge amount of detailed data, but can be unwieldy, difficult to open, and are generally not web-compatible. Today we will be looking at a very easy method to apply a Cloudmersive API to automate conversion between PSDs and the more compatible PNG format. More generally, this method can be used to convert to and from a wide variety of image formats, including BMP, GIF, JPG, and over 100 others. Let’s look at the implementation:

Start by installing the API Client.

pip install git+https://github.com/Cloudmersive/Cloudmersive.APIClient.Python.Convert.git

Next, call convert_image_image_format_convert and provide it with the starting format (format1: PSD), the end format (format2: PNG), and the desired file.

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_convert_api_client
from cloudmersive_convert_api_client.rest import ApiException
from pprint import pprint
# Configure API key authorization: Apikey
configuration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()
configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed
# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'
# create an instance of the API class
api_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ConvertImageApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))
format1 = 'format1_example' # str | Input file format as a 3+ letter file extension. You can also provide UNKNOWN for unknown file formats. Supported formats include AAI, ART, ARW, AVS, BPG, BMP, BMP2, BMP3, BRF, CALS, CGM, CIN, CMYK, CMYKA, CR2, CRW, CUR, CUT, DCM, DCR, DCX, DDS, DIB, DJVU, DNG, DOT, DPX, EMF, EPDF, EPI, EPS, EPS2, EPS3, EPSF, EPSI, EPT, EXR, FAX, FIG, FITS, FPX, GIF, GPLT, GRAY, HDR, HEIC, HPGL, HRZ, ICO, ISOBRL, ISBRL6, JBIG, JNG, JP2, JPT, J2C, J2K, JPEG/JPG, JXR, MAT, MONO, MNG, M2V, MRW, MTV, NEF, ORF, OTB, P7, PALM, PAM, PBM, PCD, PCDS, PCL, PCX, PDF, PEF, PES, PFA, PFB, PFM, PGM, PICON, PICT, PIX, PNG, PNG8, PNG00, PNG24, PNG32, PNG48, PNG64, PNM, PPM, PSB, PSD, PTIF, PWB, RAD, RAF, RGB, RGBA, RGF, RLA, RLE, SCT, SFW, SGI, SID, SUN, SVG, TGA, TIFF, TIM, UIL, VIFF, VICAR, VBMP, WDP, WEBP, WPG, X, XBM, XCF, XPM, XWD, X3F, YCbCr, YCbCrA, YUV
format2 = 'format2_example' # str | Output (convert to this format) file format as a 3+ letter file extension. Supported formats include AAI, ART, ARW, AVS, BPG, BMP, BMP2, BMP3, BRF, CALS, CGM, CIN, CMYK, CMYKA, CR2, CRW, CUR, CUT, DCM, DCR, DCX, DDS, DIB, DJVU, DNG, DOT, DPX, EMF, EPDF, EPI, EPS, EPS2, EPS3, EPSF, EPSI, EPT, EXR, FAX, FIG, FITS, FPX, GIF, GPLT, GRAY, HDR, HEIC, HPGL, HRZ, ICO, ISOBRL, ISBRL6, JBIG, JNG, JP2, JPT, J2C, J2K, JPEG/JPG, JXR, MAT, MONO, MNG, M2V, MRW, MTV, NEF, ORF, OTB, P7, PALM, PAM, PBM, PCD, PCDS, PCL, PCX, PDF, PEF, PES, PFA, PFB, PFM, PGM, PICON, PICT, PIX, PNG, PNG8, PNG00, PNG24, PNG32, PNG48, PNG64, PNM, PPM, PSB, PSD, PTIF, PWB, RAD, RAF, RGB, RGBA, RGF, RLA, RLE, SCT, SFW, SGI, SID, SUN, SVG, TGA, TIFF, TIM, UIL, VIFF, VICAR, VBMP, WDP, WEBP, WPG, X, XBM, XCF, XPM, XWD, X3F, YCbCr, YCbCrA, YUV
input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.
try:
# Image format conversion
api_response = api_instance.convert_image_image_format_convert(format1, format2, input_file)
pprint(api_response)
except ApiException as e:
print("Exception when calling ConvertImageApi->convert_image_image_format_convert: %s\n" % e)

The API will do the rest, returning your converted file. Our Convert API is quite robust and contains numerous other functions: conversion of document formats, file comparison and manipulation, URL screenshotting, and many others. You may also be interested to know that our image processing API supports facial recognition, facial feature detection, and more.

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