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@webtoon/psd

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A lightweight Adobe Photoshop .psd/.psb file parser in typescript with zero-dependency for web browsers and NodeJS

@webtoon/psd is a fast, lightweight parser for Adobe Photoshop PSD/PSB files. It uses standard (ES2015+) features and can be used both in web browsers and in Node.js. It pulls in zero dependencies, making it smaller (~73 KiB minified) than other PSD parsers (ag-psd: 139 KiB, PSD.js: 443 KiB). It uses WebAssembly to speed up decoding image data.

Browser Support

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge Node
57 52 11 79 12

*Internet Explorer is not supported

Installation

$ npm install @webtoon/psd

Benchmarks

You can run benchmarks for @webtoon/psd in your browser.

Features

Supported

  • Support large format (.psb)
  • Image / Layer information (size, offset, etc.)
  • Image / Layer pixel data
  • Unicode layer names
  • Image / Layer opacity
  • Text layers string value
  • Guides
  • Slices

🚧 Work in progress

  • Layer effects (shadow, overlays, etc.)

Unsupported

  • Photoshop metadata not directly related to the image

Usage

@webtoon/psd is provided as a pure ECMAScript module.

Web Browsers

Check out the live demo (source code) for web browser.

@webtoon/psd must be bundled with a bundler such as Webpack or Rollup.

@webtoon/psd reads a PSD file as an ArrayBuffer. You can use FileReader or File to load a PSD file:

import Psd from "@webtoon/psd";

const inputEl: HTMLInputElement = document.querySelector("input[type='file']");
inputEl.addEventListener("change", async () => {
  const file = inputEl.files[0];

  const result = await file.arrayBuffer();
  const psdFile = Psd.parse(result);

  const canvasElement = document.createElement("canvas");
  const context = canvasElement.getContext("2d");
  const imageData = new ImageData(
    psdFile.composite(),
    psdFile.width,
    psdFile.height
  );

  canvasElement.width = psdFile.width;
  canvasElement.height = psdFile.height;

  context.putImageData(imageData, 0, 0);
  document.body.append(canvasElement);
});

For performance, we recommend parsing PSD files in a Web Worker rather than the main thread.

NodeJS

Check out the source code for the Node.js example for web browser.

@webtoon/psd does not support the Node.js Buffer. You must explicitly supply the underlying ArrayBuffer.

import * as fs from "fs";
import Psd from "@webtoon/psd";

const psdData = fs.readFileSync("./my-file.psd");
// Pass the ArrayBuffer instance inside the Buffer
const psdFile = Psd.parse(psdData.buffer);

Since @webtoon/psd is provided as an ES module, you must use dynamic import() or a bundler to run it in CommonJS code:

const Psd = await import("@webtoon/psd");

API Docs

This library provides the Psd class as the default export.

Opening a file

Psd.parse(ArrayBuffer) takes an ArrayBuffer containing a PSD or PSB file and returns a new Psd object.

const psdFile = Psd.parse(myBuffer);

Traversing layers

A Psd object contains a tree of Layer and Group (i.e. layer group) objects.

  • The Psd object provides a children property, which is an array of top-level Layers and Groups.
  • Each Group object provides a children property, which is an array of Layers and Groups that belong immediately under the current layer group.
  • Psd, Group, and Layer objects provide a type field, which can be used to discriminate each type:
import Psd, {Node} from "@webtoon/psd";

// Recursively traverse layers and layer groups
function traverseNode(node: Node) {
  if (node.type === "Layer") {
    // Do something with Layer
  } else if (node.type === "Group") {
    // Do something with Group
  } else if (node.type === "Psd") {
    // Do something with Psd
  } else {
    throw new Error("Invalid node type");
  }

  node.children?.forEach((child) => traverseNode(child));
}

traverseNode(psd);

The Psd object also provides the layers property, which is an array of all Layers in the image (including nested).

for (const layer of psdFile.layers) {
  doSomething(layer);
}

Decoding image data

Use Psd.prototype.composite() and Layer.prototype.composite() to decode the pixel information for the entire image or an individual layer.

Note that for Psd.prototype.composite() to work, PSD/PSB files need to be saved in "Maximize Compatibility" mode. Otherwise, it will return no data. You can enable it in Preferences > File Handling > File Compatibility > Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility

// Decode the pixel data of the entire image
pixelData = await psd.composite();

// Extract the pixel data of a layer, with all layer and layer group effects applied
// (currently, only the opacity is supported)
layerPixelData = await layer.composite();

// Extract the pixel data of a layer, with only the layer's own effects applied
layerPixelData = await layer.composite(true, false);

// Extract the pixel data of a layer, without any effects
layerPixelData = await layer.composite(false);

License

@webtoon/psd is released under the MIT license.

Copyright 2021-present NAVER WEBTOON

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of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
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