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So my former co-worker left us with more or less a hundred of large, badly named Photoshop files.

I want to find a particular image but opening each file is becoming tedious, and Vista is not able to preview PSD files.

Do you have any ideas on how can I find my image?

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After starting photoshop, use File > Browse.. and navigate to the folder in question. The inbuilt Photoshop browser has thumbnail previews of files.

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thanks, I didn't know that. –  djeidot Aug 7 '09 at 12:37

Have a look at installing a preview handler for PSD files in vista. (not tested) After this use the arrow keys on the keyboard to browse forwards and backwards through the list of files this should speed things up considerably.

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useful but the Browse option in Photoshop is faster. –  djeidot Aug 7 '09 at 12:37

IrfanView works quite well if you want to browse them full size, rather than as thumbnails.

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But IrfanView only works with psd files that are saved with the compability option checked. Or whatever it was called.. at least I think that was the case. Unless they have fixed it in later versions? –  Svish Aug 26 '09 at 16:05

Faststone Image Viewer can open .psd files just like it opens .jpeg files.

more links at my post here.

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well, does it have a Browse option? I'm not simply looking for something that can open psd files. –  djeidot Sep 21 '09 at 16:52
    
yes, faststone has a superb browser interface. do check it out. thats what I use for sifting through my .psd files. –  Lazer Sep 21 '09 at 17:31

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