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Pretty soon – the Creative Suite SDK

Those of you who attended the developer summit early this year heard us talk quite a bit about Patchpanel and Switchboard as programming environments for the Creative Suite. Advantages include being able to use Flex as a programming language, and cross-product development (plug-ins written for InDesign work in Illustrator, for example).

At MAX, I presented two hands-on sessions – How to write plug-ins for InDesign and How to write plug-ins for Photoshop – unfortunately not recorded – that discussed this technology, and improvements that we will be introducing in the near future. There is a brief overview of technologies at Molding the Creative Suite for any workflow that you might want to view.

Most importantly, if you are developing plug-ins for Creative Suite, you’ll want to get involved in the Creative Suite SDK pre-release. Select “”Creative Suite Developers” as the participation program. We won’t open until sometime in November – but sign up now so we make sure to include you.

As always, let me know if you have any questions…


Interested in your thoughts about e-commerce

I’m wondering about what developers (you) need from an e-commerce system. Are there things you like? Hate? etc?

If you have some opinions, send me an email, and lets set up a time to chat…

mnr at

New tools for developing and automating across the Creative SUite – MAX presentation

If you couldn’t attend my “New Tools” session at MAX in San Francisco, you can watch it at Adobe TV. This presentation discusses Flexbuilder, ESTK (Extendscript Toolkit), Extendscript, IDML, Pixelbender, Configurator, Photoshop Panels, Patchpanel and Switchboard. This is a great overview of these technologies and when to use which technology, and for what.

Note that this presentation is mis-labeled as “rocket science.” oops!

View it here.

Adobe recently brought up a page for user groups – and I’ve created an online group for Creative Suite Developers. You can find it here.

Let’s try this as a communication tool. I’d encourage you to register, and then let me know what you’d like to see improved.


Are you working with Adobe Sales?

I’m working on a project that will establish links between Third-Party developers of plug-ins and integrations, and specific Adobe Salespeople.

If you have worked with a specific Adobe sales person, would you send me a note? Make sure to copy the salesperson you worked with, and give me a brief description of the project you worked on.



XMP FIleInfo SDK now available.

The XMP team has just posted the SDK for building custom metadata panels in Flex and XML. Although the program is primarily focused on developers, we welcome anyone interested in metadata as it relates to workflow, rights, tagging, and asset management.

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CSBU Quarterly Developer Update

Heads up! The Quarterly Creative Suite Developer Update is happening August 7th at 9:00 am Pacific time. If you are developing products, plug-ins, integrations or scripts that utilize any of the Creative Suite API’s, SDK’s or pages on, you’ll want to attend for the latest information.

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SwitchBoard is in the wild!

SwitchBoard is a nifty little helper that allows you to automate the Creative Suite using Adobe AIR. And we’ve moved it out of pre-release, and up a notch to

Yep – you can use Flex to create automations for InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Version Cue, Bridge.

Is this cool or what?

Try it out – when you make something interesting, let us know in the SwitchBoard Forum.

MNR has a new look

devnet has a new look, and it’s more than just a fresh coat of paint. Resources are quicker to access, and the Adobe Developer program becomes more unified…

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Are you accessing the web through a script or plug-in?

Help – I need some examples from you!

I’m trying to determine how many developers are writing scripts or plug-ins that require access to the internet – http, https or ftp.

Please – do me a favor and send me an email – mnr at with some answers to the following questions…

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