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Introducing… Brackets 1.0 and Extract for Brackets (Preview)

The Brackets team is celebrating a huge milestone today—reaching the 1.0 version of its popular open source text editors, and releasing a preview version of Extract for Brackets, the new Creative Cloud comp-to-code service that speeds up the process of pulling design information like colors, fonts and measurement info out of a PSD and turning it into clean, minimal CSS.

Both are immediately available today as free downloads.


What is Brackets?

Brackets is a modern, open source text editor that understands web design. It was built for web designers and front-end developers working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Adobe not only created Brackets, but we’re also a key contributor to the project. When we first started Brackets we wanted to release early and often. We’ve done both. This will mark the 45th release of Brackets in 3 years; it’s a pace of innovation that our teams are able to maintain now that we’ve moved to Creative Cloud.


Introducing Extract for Brackets (preview)

This release also includes a preview of Extract for Brackets, a new Creative Cloud service that lets you view and get information and assets out of a PSD right from your text editor. Extract for Brackets lets you pull things like colors, fonts, measurement, gradients, and more from a PSD in the form of contextual code hints in CSS and HTML files. You can also extract layers as images, use information from the PSD to define preprocessor variables, and easily get dimensions between objects. We’re really excited about how it will improve the process of moving from design to development and speed workflows.


If you haven’t looked at Brackets in a while or are brand new to it, now is a great time to see the awesome stuff we’ve been working on.

Brackets blends visual tools right into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it. In more recent releases, we’ve added multiple cursors, split view, theme support, and many more fixes and enhancements.

Extract for Brackets (preview) can be downloaded as a standalone extension from the Brackets Extension Registry or included with Brackets 1.0 in a bundle that’s immediately available as a free download from

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  • By Clemzy - 8:31 AM on November 6, 2014  

    so the Edge Code will be update soon? is bracket = edge code ? right ? 🙂