July 16, 2012

Adobe debuts new Exchange panel, site

Great news for anyone who likes to extend & streamline Adobe apps. Think of it as a mini app store, right within Photoshop & co. PM Jonathan Ferman writes:

The new Adobe Exchange is a Creative Suite extension marketplace. It is available as a panel within a variety of CS6 applications. The Adobe Exchange panel provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Suite products.

The site enables private sharing within organizations, as well as both free & paid distribution of content:

Anyone with an Adobe ID will be able to submit up to 10 free products to the new Adobe Exchange, free of charge. You can also share products privately. Due to the way Exchange products are packaged it’s a great way for individuals or organisations to share Creative Suite content and it will appear in the user’s My Stuff section of the panel and can automatically provide any new updates. The potential here is enormous. For example, sharing out an InDesign template, swatches and many other Creative Suite generated content, which you can package in minutes with Adobe Exchange Packager. This goes beyond file sharing, as it can install the content in the correct locations for use with Creative Suite 6 supported products.

Anyone looking to offer paid products via the new Adobe Exchange should sign up for the prerelease program. There are no subscription charges for offering paid products while we are in prerelease.

And Russell Brown is hyped:

This new Photoshop Exchange panel is GREAT!
You can search for cool Photoshop panels and install them directly from within Photoshop. I’ve posted two of my MUST SEE panels on this site.
All my panels are FREE!!!

Posted by John Nack at 10:50 AM on July 16, 2012
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