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thanks, Britt, I will check out the freebie solutions and see how they do.

It's odd how spotty this is, some discs mount, some do not; I popped in one of my old (2006) cd's with client info and it opened just fine. Another one did not mount at all.

-Gail





On 11/5/20 12:53 PM, Griswold, Britt (GSFC-279.0)[LUSA Associates] wrote:
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You can always transfer the files with sneaker net and an external hard drive or thumb drive.

 

This online site claims to be able to do the conversion for free: https://convertio.co/pcd-psd/

There are several others that claim to do an online conversion.

 

There seem to be a lot of Windows solutions, and there may be techy solutions that involve install odd packages, but you may be best off using an old CC PSD app on an old computer, or just forking over the $79.

 

I solved this by buying a new computer and keeping my old one running. Rather expensive solution.

 

Britt

 

From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [SCIART] Catalina headaches

 

Hi All -
I am beginning to seriously regret upgrading to Catalina on my Mac. I have just discovered that I cannot mount a number of my old disks, and some that I can mount, I cannot open the files... specifically the old .pcd photo disks. They won't open in Photoshop CC, and Catalina won't let me install my old versions of Pshop (CS) which WILL open those files.

I have found a program that apparently will open .pcd files and convert to .psd (pcdMagic for the Mac). There's a free trial, the full program costs $79.

Does anyone know of another solution? I may be able to fire up one of our ancient computers, that I am sure still has Pshop CC on it, but I'm not sure I can then transfer those files.

Grrrr.

-Gail

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