Imagine a creative environment in which the fun of touch, the potential of mobility, and the power of Adobe Photoshop software meet. With the Adobe Photoshop SDK developers can:
We believe that connecting devices and applications to Photoshop offers our developer partners new business opportunities by enabling the ability for them to deliver greater value to their customers. Developers may now offer new features that harness the power of Photoshop in ways never before possible.
With the Photoshop SDK, you can enable your apps to drive and/or communicate with Photoshop CC (version 14.0.0 or later) via a TCP connection. It’s now possible to create an eBook of Photoshop tutorials that allows users to drive actions in Photoshop CC from within the eBook. Or, to use a tablet device to mix colors and create a color palette, then send those colors directly back to Photoshop CC straight from a tablet. There are many possibilities, and with the Photoshop SDK Adobe is opening Photoshop up to the community so that you may bring these, and other scenarios we haven’t even imagined, to life.
Photoshop plug-in developers will need to use the SDK to update their plug-ins to 64-bit versions as Photoshop CC is a native 64-bit application on both Macintosh and Windows. The SDK provides additional information to help developers in converting their plug-ins to 64-bit. See the "Making 64-bit plug-ins" page in the documentation included within the SDK to get started.
Adobe Photoshop CC allows for SWF files to run as a panel inside the application. The Adobe Photoshop Panel Developer's Guide, included with the Adobe Photoshop SDK, documents how to develop custom panels to run within Adobe Photoshop CC. There are many possibilities, including: panels specific to the workflow of a particular work environment, video-based training from within the application, custom browsers, or even community-based data and idea sharing.
This SDK delivers a completely new way for people to enhance, transform and enjoy the billions of images captured on devices of all types. We can’t wait to see what you create.
The Photoshop Team
(Jun 17, 2013)
Developers will need Adobe® Photoshop® CC (14.0.0 or higher) to test their application with the Photoshop SDK. To update CC, choose Help > Updates to install the 14.0.0 update.
Note: A 30-day trial is available for download from adobe.com.
(Jun 17, 2013)
Documentation on Adobe Photoshop CC Scripting is now available. Developers can write scripts that automate the tasks performed by Adobe Photoshop CC. Get the documentation and start writing scripts for Adobe Photoshop CC today.
(Jun 15, 2010)
Documentation on Adobe Photoshop CC native file format and support files. This document is provided for 3rd parties to read and write the Photoshop native file format. This document does not explain how to interpret the data. This document describes the format of the data only. This document has three chapters: The Photoshop File Format describes the Photoshop PSD and PSB native file format in detail. Other Document File Formats discusses Photoshop's handling of the EPS and TIFF file formats, which Photoshop can also create and read. Additional File Formats describes the formats of other files used by Photoshop to store information about such items as colors, contours, curves, levels and so forth.
Adobe® Photoshop® CC is now 64 bit only on the Macintosh operating system. Adobe® Photoshop® CC is 32 and 64 bit on the Windows operating system. Photoshop plug-in developers will need to use the SDK to update plug-ins to run with the 64-bit version of Photoshop.
Developers will need to meet the requirements before proceeding with converting a plug-in conversion:
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