Photshop CS6: Opening a PSD but it says: PSD file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 3 months ago
  • (Edited)
Hello, i have Adobe Photshop cs6. I wanted to open a PSD but it says something about: PSD file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop, even tho it worked before. Can somebody help me?
Photo of Sevox


  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • sad

Posted 3 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Joel Weisbrod

Joel Weisbrod

  • 194 Posts
  • 113 Reply Likes
It looks like it was opened and saved with a newer version that had compatibility turned off making it unusable in older versions. Ask someone with a newer version to open it and save it in compatibility mode so you can open it!
Photo of Jeffrey Tranberry

Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

  • 15079 Posts
  • 2146 Reply Likes
Can you post a copy of the file? PSDs should be backward compatible. You might see a warning about unknown data asking if you want to keep layers or read composite.
Photo of Will


  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
I am also having this issue with CC. I am using the most updated version to try to open (after trying the version that I had saved with ). It gives me this compatibility message.