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Import Photoshop / PSD

Import Photoshop file with options to select layers and/or artboards.

This would increase ease of use and workflow, so a user is not always switching between apps. Import options for layers, artboards, or even layer comps, would also cut down a lot of rework.

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    Peter DiBartoloPeter DiBartolo shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Nick HarrisNick Harris shared a merged idea: Import / PSD and AI into XD  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Integrate psds like framerJS does  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Import PSDs  ·   · 
    GuruGuru shared a merged idea: import files(artboards) from PhotoShop  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Drag 'n' Drop  ·   · 
    Col DixonCol Dixon shared a merged idea: Export from Photoshop  ·   · 
    ChrisChris shared a merged idea: The option to import layer comps from photoshop  ·   · 
    StevoStevo shared a merged idea: Convert PSD files to XD  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Import XD files into Photoshop  ·   · 

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      • Dejay Depusoir (Depidesign)Dejay Depusoir (Depidesign) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like this idea... if a .psd or .ai file contains multiple artboards for a product design, it would be nice for Adobe XD to import everything native to file (layers as well) and begin prototyping/animating the designs. :)

      • EliEli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I opened XD today for the first time to see if it had functionality like Sketch Measure and the first thing I tried to do was open a PSD.

      • Daniel TomalinDaniel Tomalin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if this feature worked like:

        1. UX creates wireframes in XD
        2. Share XD Wireframe with UI designer so they can import it into PS (including layers)
        3. UI can create HIFI design
        4. UX can then import that design into XD and prototype it

      • John SnothenJohn Snothen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And please, allow people to upvote comments in this site. That would reduce the duplication and bring your attention to what matters from the eyes of the customers. Otherwise you are left with hundreds of texts to parse and sort out, and with so much data you are unlikely to get the priorities right every time.

      • John SnothenJohn Snothen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Even if you allow importing as a "copy merged" image, no layers or anything, and then allow users to define areas to click and transition between these static assets, that would already make XD useful to me. As a plus, if you implement something like Linked Smart Objects where I could still make changes in Photoshop and just have it refreshed in XD, that would be great.

      • John SnothenJohn Snothen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the number one thing needed for anyone to go with XD and the adobe stack over Sketch. People using Sketch and Invision don't care for XD, really. It's the people doing things in Photoshop that do, so if you don't create a direct bridge to bring on all assets and artboards from a PSD / PSB file into into XD, you are basically catering to a very small subset of people out there. I was eagerly waiting XD for windows, until I saw I can't bring anything I have on Photoshop, so for now this is not useful to me.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ... And Adobe misses the primary reason people would want to use their UX/UI design tool over Sketch. Amazing to me!

      • tsietsie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be done in a really easy way - just let us place linked PSD file within the XD.
        With thing like layer comps we can then easily choose the artboard to display single screen and have it refreshed when sth will be changed within the PSD file. You don't need to have then the advanced functionalities of PSD within the not so complicated prototyping tool like XD...

      • Nick HarrisNick Harris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Assuming native file import in soon here, given that many of us UXers have already built extensive prototype assets in (for example) Photoshop. Do NOT want to recreate everything again in XD and do NOT want to import flattened, hard to edit files.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        XD is a nice idea but I think Adobe are trying to solve the prototyping issue with two apps.

        I agree with the idea of Adobe XD's features into a new release of photoshop as a workspace like they already have with 3D text etc.

        This would improve photoshop for UI users to no end. Prototyping would be more efficient.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree to be able to import PSD layers into XD is a MUST have! Please can this happen or as other people say could it be reverse engineered as a PS feature?

      • Sean SmithSean Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with the many commenters who think the prototyping elements of XD should be brought into Photoshop.

        If not, then we should have the ability to import entire Photoshop files in full layers. This would eliminate the need to redesign an entire project from scratch in XD.

      • BriceBrice commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Are we supposed to use this tools without any other Adobe Apps ? Because that's how it looks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adobe is simply complicating the stuff. Adobe PS has much many features. When compared to XD, the main stuffs that are missed out in PS, are the "Interaction Linking", "Repeat Grid" and the "Play Preview".

        Simplicity is bringing these UX/UI new features into PS.

        Publicity is creating a new app called XD and make wait your Windows users for nearly a year and lacking all vital features of PS. Headache while importing assets into XD.

        Adobe should understand that a "feature is not an "app".

      • ceciliacecilia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be great for designers switching from photoshop to XD, it'd be easy to get projects already done in photoshop into XD, and continue the work there.

      • Milana StanicMilana Stanic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would make life much easier if anyone provides me with psd files but not limiting me in using photoshop at the same time.

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