Migrating from version 1.7 to 1.8

There are major API changes in version 1.8.x.


In version 1.8.0 - 1.8.7, the package name was psd_tools2.


File open method is changed from load to open().

version 1.7.x:

psd = PSDImage.load(filename)
with open(filename, 'rb') as f:
    psd = PSDImage.from_stream(f)

version 1.8.x:

psd = PSDImage.open(filename)
with open(filename, 'rb') as f:
    psd = PSDImage.open(f)


Children of PSDImage or Group is directly accessible by iterator or indexing.

version 1.7.x:

for layer in group.layers:

first_child = group.layers[0]

version 1.8.x:

for layer in group:

first_child = group[0]

In version 1.8.x, the order of layers is reversed to reflect that the index should not change when a new layer is added on top.

PIL export

Primary PIL export method is now compose().

version 1.7.x:

image = psd.as_PIL()

layer_image = compose(layer)
raw_layer_image = layer.as_PIL()

version 1.8.x:

image = psd.compose()

layer_image = layer.compose()
raw_layer_image = layer.topil()

Low-level data structure

Data structures are completely rewritten to support writing functionality. See psd_tools.psd subpackage.

version 1.7.x:


version 1.8.x: