PSD, refers to Photoshop Document, is the proprietary file of Adobe. It is consisted of many individual image layers and not flat. PSD is often used in work that requires strictly on design, image details, color, design, etc.

Therefore, a PSD file is quite large in size and can be only opened/edited with Adobe or other specialist software. To make a PSD more web-friendly and flexible, many users choose to convert a PSD file to JPG on their mac or Windows PC.

Today, we will talk about several ways to batch convert your PSD files to JPG with great ease, but still preserve the original image quality as much as possible, without installing and paying for Adobe Photoshop.

#1 Free—PSD to JPG on Mac with Preview

For mac users, there is an existing handy solution to converting PSD to JPG on mac, using Preview. You must be quite proficient at Preview operations, it is easy to use, however, Preview cannot allow users to batch convert PSD files, you will have to perform the conversion one by one.

  1. Open the PDF file with Preview. Most of the time, Preview is not set as the defaulted viewer to open a PSD file, you will need to right click on the PSD file, open with Preview.open psd in preview
  2. Then go to File>Export.preview export
  3. Choose JPEG as the output format and click “Save” to start converting.save as jpg preview

#2 Free—PSD to JPG on Mac with ColorSync

Another tool to export PSD as JPG on mac free is ColorSync Utility, which is originally designed to adjust the image colors appear the same on all displays. To our surprise, it is also capable of viewing and saving PSD as JPG format on mac for free.

But same as Preview, you cannot batch convert PSD to JPG with ColorSync.

  1. Right click the PSD file and open with ColorSync.open with colorsync
  2. Go to File>Export.export psd to jpg colorsync
  3. Choose JPEG as the output, rename the file, click “Save” to export PSD as JPG onto your mac.

#3 Easiest & Batch Convert PSD to JPG on Mac and Windows

While, for a part of users, they don’t care about if there is free solution available targeting at such a conversion, they are eager for a tool that can take over the job completely, easily and batch convert their PSD files. And this is the reason why image converters like BatchPhoto catch our eyes.

BatchPhoto is an expert to convert 170+ images on both macOS and Windows, including commone ones like JPEG, PSD, raw images like NEF, CR2 and other additional ones like EPS, SVG, etc. In addition, it offers a versatile set of tools to work on different images:

  • Open and view all kinds of images;
  • Convert 170+ images to different formats;
  • Export image to PDF;
  • Edit images easily: rename, resize, crop, add effect, rotate, change DPI, replace color, add watermark, comment, add frames or border, etc;
  • Upload and share image to FTP or social accounts;
  • Batch processing;
  • Preserve original image quality;

Steps to Batch Convert PSD to JPG with BatchPhoto

  1. Download and install BatchPhoto to your Mac or Windows PC.
  2. Go to Add Photos, drag and drop PSD files to the program, click each one to preview;batchphoto add psd
  3. (Optional) Go to Edit Photos, add filter to customize the PSD files before conversion;batchphoto edit psd
  4. Go to Setup, choose output and configure the settings.batchphoto convert
  5. Click Process to start PSD to JPG batch conversion.

#4 2 Best Online Free PSD to JPG Converter (Mac & Windows)

Most of the times, I will recommend users to try online free tools first for a file conversion, they are indeed useful and totally free. However, on PDF conversion, I become hesitate too. As you know, a PSD file is large, while online free converters have a file size limit and it takes time to upload/process such a large-file size.

Anyway, if you are converting a file less than 130MB, you can try following 2 best online free PSD to JPG converters.

Zamzar

It allows users to convert videos, audios, images, documents, ebooks and archives from your computer or from a link. There are various output format offered, including JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF……

  1. Go to Zamzar.
  2. Click Add Files to upload PSD files (less than 150MB);
  3. Make sure the output format is set as JPG;
  4. Click “Convert” to start the batch conversion;
  5. Download the JPG file to your computer.zamzar psd to jpg

Cons:

  • File size limit: total 150MB
  • Take time to upload and process the conversion;
  • Conversion stops for unknown reason;
  • Potential risk of information leakage;zamzar cons

iLove

iloveimg is an online free tool to compress, resize, crop, edit and convert images. Users can batch convert PSD files from computer, Google Drive and Dropbox.

  1. Go to iLoveimg
  2. Click “Select images” to add single or multiple PSD files for conversion;
  3. Then click “Convert to JPG”, waiting for the conversion;
  4. Save the JPG files to your computer.ilove psd to jpg

Cons:

  • File size limit: total 130MB;
  • Take time to upload and process the conversion;
  • Conversion stops for unknown reason;
  • Potential risk of information leakage;ilove cons

#5 Free—Convert PSD to JPG on Windows 10 with SketchBook

If you have upgraded to Windows 10, SketchBook will be the easiest solution to save PSD file as JPG on Windows PC.

SketchBook is the Windows image tool to open and view lots of images, also, you can edit the image file though only basic editing tools are built in, also export as JPG or PNG. What a pity is SketchBook cannot batch convert PSD files too.

  1. Right click to open your PSD file with SketchBook;open with skethbook
  2. Then click on the main menu>export. Choose JPEG as the output.save as jpg sketchbook

Conclusion

To convert PDF to JPG without Adobe Photoshop, the best solution is to pick and install a professional image converter with affordable price and excellent conversion quality. If you want to try free tools, check the file size limit before conversion online free.