PSD file can be abbreviated as the Photoshop Document file which is an image file format created on Abode Photoshop application. The image file format consists of apparent layers with various color modes called as CMYK color, RGB color, Bitmap, Grayscale, Lab color, Multichannel color, Duotone color and many others. However, each one of the color mode of PSD file provides various purposes and every image editing application supports diverse color mode of PSD file. RGB is the most widely used color modes with lots of graphics editing tools, in which the colors of the images can indicated by Red, Green and Blue combinations.

Similar to Abode Photoshop application, there is an another popular graphic editing tool named as GIMP (GNU Image manipulation program) which is being most gradually used. It can be used as an simple paint tool, as an image format converter, high quality image retouching software and even used on any platform with the help of various plug –ins. Along with its native picture file format .xcf, GIMP also supports PSD file on it. But, unfortunately at times while opening a PSD file color mode other than RGB (especially in CMYK) in GIMP, the application starts throwing an error message "Error loading PSD file: Unsupported Color Mode CMYK" making you unable to edit PSD file in GIMP. Then, to fix PSD unsupported color mode CMYK, you have to employ this efficient tool.

Manual method to open PSD file with CMYK color mode in GIMP:

  • Method 1: Open the PSD file in Adobe Photoshop and convert its color mode to RGB mode. In order to do this, click on Image in tool bar, then go to mode option and select RGB color.
  • Method 2: Make use of efficient color mode converter program like “Image Magick to convert PSD file with CMYK color to PNG image file of RGB mode and fix the issue. Trying to convert PSD file to other image formats like .xcf, .tiff, etc. will create blunders and result in corruption of image file.

In case the above mentioned manual methods doesn’t work successfully in converting or changing PSD file color mode, then in such conditions you can quickly utilize How to Fix PSD file application to fix PSD unsupported color mode CMYK showing error “GIMP failed Error loading PSD file unsupported color mode CMYK”. This software has the built-in read only scanning algorithms, which will safely and securely scan and repair PSD file unsupported color mode CMYK error at your finger tips. Moreover, with the help of this simple user interface you can fix Photoshop files with 1, 8, 16 and 32 bits per channel and color modes like RGB, CMYK, grayscale, Bitmap, etc; which are not working due to Photoshop application crash, virus infection and many other reasons. This software has the ability to repair Abode Photoshop CS5 error including other versions of Adobe Photoshop such as 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, and CS6. Using services of this repair toolkit, you can repair PSD file unsupported color mode CMYK error on different versions of Windows OS such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, etc. Also, the software helps you to fix PSD file unsupported color mode CMYK error on Mac OS X based computers and laptops. For any user thinking about how to fix PSD unsupported color mode CMYK on Mac, Fix PSD tool proves to be the finest application. The software perfectly answers how to fix PSD file not supported color mode CMYK.

Things to be remembered:

  • Always avoid to edit or open the PSD file of CMYK color mode in non compatible graphics editing tool like GIMP.
  • Never make use of any unreliable third party tool to open PSD file
  • Stop making the practice of applying wrong implementation for conversion of PSD file to other image formats

Steps to Repair PSD File Unsupported Color Mode Cmyk Error:

Step 1:First download and install demo version of PSD file reapir tool on your Windows machine. Now, launch the software to get home wizard provided with “Browse” button to choose PSD file unsupported Color Mode CMYK that needs to be repaired and then hit on “Repair” option as illustrated in Figure 1.

PSD File Unsupported Color Mode Cmyk - Home Wizard

Figure 1: Home Wizard

Step 2: Now, the software starts scanning the unsupported Color Mode CMYK PSD file and repair it as illustrated in Figure 2.

PSD File Unsupported Color Mode Cmyk - Repairing Process

Figure 2: Repairing Process

Step 3:Once the repair process gets completed, you will be able to preview the healthy PSD file along with layers and mask files by using “Preview” option as illustrated in Figure 3.

PSD File Unsupported Color Mode Cmyk - Preview Repaired PSD File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired PSD File