How to convert a PSPIMAGE file to a PNG or PSD format. 
 © Barb's Playground  09 /10 /09

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This tutorial was done using PSP X, but will work in PSP version 8 through the lastest version. It is intended to serve as a learning tool. The screen shots may look slightly different pending which PSP version you are using, but similar enough to figure out. I never owned 7 so I don't know if that version has the features needed. The images on this page are reduced for space.You will need:          
** Paint Shop Pro - download a trial version here   

** A good working knowledge of how to download files and navigate to folders on your computer
** A program that will unzip my tube(s) that you downloaded

Getting started
First, if you have not already done so, you will need to make sure that you tell PSP what file types you want it to associate with by doing the following:

** Open PSP and at the top, click on "File", "Preferences", "File Format Associations...".

** Another menu will come up. Select "Select All", then select "OK". Make sure that all boxes have a check mark in them. Please see the screen shots below.


Download one of my tubes.

** Next pick a tube that you want to download. Remember they are in PSPIMAGE format and are on a transparent background. I have made sure they are compatible with PSP versions 7 and up. If you don't have PSP software, you will need to download it or ask a friend who has the program to do this tut for you and send you the converted file.

** Navigate to the folder you downloaded the file to and unzip it. Some operating systems, like Vista Home Premium have a free unzip program built in but if you do not have a program, you can purchase a program like Winzip and I believe there are free ones out on the Internet. Please research it.

** Double left click on the unzipped file and it will open up in PSP.

Convert the file

** We are now ready to convert the file from a PSPIMAGE format to a PNG format. At the top click on "File", "Save As".

** A new menu will come up showing on the bottom the current format the file is in and above it the file name.

** Place your cursor on the dropdown menu. A new menu will come up. Using the side scrollbar, scroll to find the PNG option and highlight it by clicking on it and then click on "Save".

You will now have converted the saved file to PNG format instead of PSPIMAGE format. See screen shots below. To change it back or to another file format just repeat the above instructions and select the file type you wish to convert the file to.

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions or problems,

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