I am using Preview in Mac OS X 10.5.8 which is able to open .psd files (Photoshop documents). I couldn't find an option for enable & disable view of some layers.

My client has sent me a .psd file through mail and has put some layers as hidden. Is it possible to view hidden layers or change what layers are visible in Preview?


Preview has very limited support for Photoshop documents (beyond viewing them) and can not change what layers are hidden and what layers are not in a Photoshop file.

However, there are different programs (image editors) you can use to view the Photoshop file if you don't own Photoshop:

  1. GIMP (Free and Open Source)
  2. Pixelmator (Not free but much nicer to use)

GIMP is a good idea. You could also download a trial of some version of Photoshop (CS4 or elements) if you don't plan to make a habit of working with layered PSDs. I suggest this because I don't like GIMP, but it will do what you want.

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