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  1. In this License Agreement, SDK means Sample Code, Tools, API Information, documentation, including Documentation in on-line format, and related items.
  2. This License Agreement does not govern use of Adobe Products. See the end user license agreements accompanying the Adobe Products for governing terms.
  3. Adobe Products means Adobe's application programs, technologies and software such as Adobe developed plug-ins which are or may be made available for licensing to the general public, including any modified versions or upgrades thereof. Only those items placed on your computer by executing the SDK installer and/or otherwise manually downloaded by You are part of this SDK.
  4. Sample Code means software code that Adobe has included for You to incorporate into Your application programs.
  5. Tools refer to programs and Utilities that may be included for You to test or compile Your application programs.
  6. Documentation means any related explanatory materials accompanying the SDK.
  7. Trademark means the Photoshop connection logo.
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2. ROYALTY-FREE LICENSE. Subject to the restrictions contained in this Section 2, Adobe grants to You a nonexclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free license to use the items in the SDK only for the purpose of internal development of application programs designed to function with Adobe products.

(a) Under this License Agreement, You may use, modify or merge all or portions of the Sample Code with Your application programs and distribute it only as part of Your products in object code form. Any modified or merged portion of the Sample Code is subject to this License Agreement. You are required to include Adobe's copyright notices on Your application programs except for those programs in which You include a copyright notice reflecting the copyright ownership of Developer in such programs. You may not use Adobe's name, logo or trademarks to market Your products, except as provided in Section 3, below. You may not assign Your rights or obligations granted under this License Agreement without the prior written consent of Adobe. Any attempted assignment or transfer without such prior written consent from Adobe shall be void and of no effect.

(b) Subject to the permissions in 2(a) above, You may use the SDK solely for the purpose of internal development. You may not include any portion of the SDK in Your Developer products. You may not sell, sublicense, rent, loan or lease any portion of the SDK to any third party. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the SDK. To the extent that local law grants You the right to decompile software in order to obtain information necessary to render the software interoperable with other software, You shall first request to Adobe in writing to provide You with the necessary information. Adobe has the right to impose reasonable conditions such as a reasonable fee for doing so. Requests for information should be directed to the Adobe at the address provided in the SDK or such other address made available on from time to time.

You may make a limited number of copies of the SDK to be used by Your employees or consultants as provided herein, and not for general business purposes, and such employees or consultants shall be subject to the obligations and restrictions in this License Agreement.


1. Trademark Grant. Adobe grants to You a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use the Photoshop connection logo, as identified in the Adobe Trademark Database available from the Adobe web site (the "Trademark"), pursuant to the terms of this License Agreement. The Trademark may be used in Your application to indicate a connection from user's mobile device to user's Adobe Photoshop desktop application (Photoshop CS 12.0.4 and above); and on Your website, and in printed and electronic communications to indicate that Your application provides a connection from mobile devices to the user's desktop Photoshop software.

2. Trademark Usage. You may use the Trademark solely in conjunction with the performance of Your commitments under this License Agreement, described in Section 2, so long as such use also complies with the "Adobe Trademark Guidelines for third parties who license, use or refer to Adobe trademarks," available from the Adobe web site ( Such guidelines may be revised and updated at any time by Adobe and You shall remain at all times in compliance with the then-current version of the guidelines. Use of the Trademark does not give You any right, title or interest in the Trademark, other than the license rights granted herein. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense any trademark right granted herein without the prior written consent of Adobe. You agree not to use the Trademark in any way that will disparage Adobe or its products, injure Adobe's reputation for high quality or otherwise diminish or damage Adobe's goodwill in the Trademark or infringe Adobe's intellectual property. You acknowledge the validity of the Trademark and Adobe's sole ownership of the Trademark, and that Adobe retains all right, title and interest in and to the Trademark. You recognize the value of the goodwill associated with the Trademark, and acknowledges that such goodwill inures exclusively to the benefit of and belongs to Adobe. You shall employ best efforts to use the Trademark in a manner that does not derogate from Adobe's rights in the Trademark and will take no action that will interfere with or diminish Adobe's rights in the Trademark. You agree not to adopt or use a trademark, service mark, or any other designation confusingly similar to the Trademark. Further, You agree to use the Trademark only in connection with products that: (a) meet or exceed all applicable U.S. and foreign labeling and packaging laws and regulations, (b) are advertised in compliance with all applicable U.S. and foreign fair advertising laws and regulations, (c) comply with all other applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations, (d) support Adobe products if so indicated on packaging and/or advertising materials for Your products, (e) are of a quality and reputation consistent with the high quality of Adobe products and services, and (f) are advertised in a manner consistent with industry standards. Upon reasonable request from Adobe, You will notify Adobe of the locations of your use of the Trademark and furnish Adobe with suitable specimens of such use. If Adobe so requests, You agree to submit to Adobe any uses of the Trademark for Adobe's approval prior to the dissemination of these materials, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld. You agree to undertake such steps as Adobe may reasonably request to assist in monitoring and maintaining the quality and form of use of the Trademark. If at any time Adobe determines that You are not maintaining adequate quality standards, You shall be considered in breach of this License Agreement and subject to the termination provisions of Section 4. You must immediately remedy any material deficiencies in its use of the Trademark upon reasonable notice from Adobe. If Adobe provides You with a substitute Trademark, You shall bear all liability for continued use of the previous Trademark.

4. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. The items contained in the SDK are the intellectual property of Adobe and its suppliers and are protected by United States copyright and patent law, international treaty provisions and applicable laws of the country in which it is being used. You agree to protect all copyright and other ownership interests of Adobe and/or its suppliers in all items in the SDK supplied under this License Agreement. You agree that all copies of the items in the SDK, reproduced for any reason by You, contain the same copyright notices, and other proprietary notices as appropriate, as appear on or in the master items delivered by Adobe in the SDK. Adobe and/or its suppliers retain title and ownership of the items in the SDK, the media on which it is recorded, and all subsequent copies, regardless of the form or media in or on which the original and other copies may exist. Except as stated above, this License Agreement does not grant You any rights to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks or any other rights in respect to the items in the SDK.

5. TERM. This License Agreement is effective until terminated. Adobe has the right to terminate this License Agreement immediately, without judicial intervention, if You fail to comply with any term herein. Upon any such termination You must remove all full and partial copies of the items in the SDK from your computer and discontinue the use of the items in the SDK.

6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. Adobe licenses the SDK to Developer only on an "AS-IS" basis. Adobe makes no representation with respect to the adequacy of any items in the SDK, whether or not used by You in the development of any products, for any particular purpose or with respect to their adequacy to produce any particular result. Adobe and its suppliers shall not be liable for loss or damage arising out of this License Agreement or from the distribution or use of Developers products containing portions of the SDK. ADOBE AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED CONDITIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHT IN RESPECT OF THE ITEMS IN THE SDK OR ANY SERVICES RELATED TO THE SDK.

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Adobe is under no obligation to provide any support under this License Agreement, including upgrades or future versions of the SDK or any portions thereof, to Developer, end user or to any other party. Adobe is acting on behalf of its suppliers for the purpose of disclaiming, excluding and/or restricting obligations, warranties and liability as provided in this Section 5, but in no other respects and for no other purpose.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this License Agreement, Adobe's liability to You under this License Agreement shall be limited to the amount paid by You for the SDK.


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11. NON-BLOCKING OF ADOBE DEVELOPMENT. You acknowledge that Adobe is currently developing or may develop technologies and products in the future that have or may have design and/or functionality similar to products that You may develop based on your license herein. Nothing in this Agreement shall impair, limit or curtail Adobe's right to continue with its development, maintenance and/or distribution of Adobe's technology or products. You agree that you shall not assert in any way any patent owned by You arising out of or in connection with this SDK or modifications made thereto against Adobe, its subsidiaries or affiliates, or their customers, direct or indirect, agents and contractors (collectively, the "Adobe Product Users") for the manufacture, use, import, licensing, offer for sale or sale of any Adobe products.

12. OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, You are not licensed to (and You agree that You will not) integrate or use this SDK with any Viral Open Source Software or otherwise take any action that could require disclosure, distribution, or licensing of all or any part of the SDK in source code form, for the purpose of making derivative works, or at no charge. For the purposes of this Section 6, "Viral Open Source Software" shall mean software licensed under the GNU General Public License, the GNU Lesser General Public License, or any other license terms that could require, or condition Your use, modification, or distribution of such software on, the disclosure, distribution, or licensing of any other software in source code form, for the purpose of making derivative works, or at no charge. Any violation of the foregoing provision shall immediately terminate all of Your licenses and other rights to the SDK granted under this Agreement.

13. WAIVER. None of the provisions of this License Agreement shall be deemed to have been waived by any act or acquiescence on the part of Adobe, its agents or employees, but only by an instrument in writing signed by an officer of Adobe.

14.  INTEGRATION. When conflicting language exists between this License Agreement and any other agreement included in the SDK, this License Agreement shall supersede. If either Adobe or Developer employs attorneys to enforce any rights arising out of or relating to this License Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys' fees. You acknowledge that You have read this License Agreement, understand it and that it is the complete and exclusive statement of Your agreement with Adobe which supersedes any prior agreement, oral or written, between Adobe and You with respect to the licensing to You of the SDK. No variation of the terms of this License Agreement will be enforceable against Adobe unless Adobe gives its express consent, in writing signed by an officer of Adobe. The English language version of this Agreement shall be the version used in the event any dispute arises hereunder. All translations of this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not be used by the parties or any court when interpreting or construing this Agreement.

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