Archive for November, 2012

Discover the hidden powers of HTML inside Photoshop Panels

Adobe Configurator 3 makes it easy to create custom panels for Photoshop and Illustrator. What you might not know is just how much you can do with HTML inside a Photoshop panel, not just look at a Web page but run powerful scripts and capaibilities. If you are programmer, web developer or just want to see what’s possible this panel is for you. The HTML Sample Panel is available exclusively from Adobe Exchange and you can modify it to you heart’s content with Configurator 3 as it is a sample file you can download.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with and seeing your panels on Adobe Exchange.

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Template for Adobe Exchange

Are you creating products for Adobe Exchange?
This Photoshop template (in PSD format) will help. It includes correctly sized Smart Objects for each icon and preview you may need when submitting a product to Adobe Exchange.

Learn more.

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Adobe Exchange – new home page design

The Adobe Exchange homepage has had its first major redesign and is now much clearer about where the Adobe Exchange panel gets installed to in the various supported CS6 applications. It also shows a featured product and lets you follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We hope you like the new look and functionality.

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Adobe Configurator 3 video now available

I have had several users request a video that shows what Adobe Configurator 3 is for, how to use it and how to get the panels you make on to Adobe Exchange. Here you go, it’s free and available now on Adobe TV:

Adobe Configurator 3 video


Adobe Exchange Packager 1.5 Released – More flexible/file compatible

I am delighted to announce the release of Adobe Exchange Packager 1.5. This release has significant changes under the hood that allow you to add any file you like to be packaged. For example, you could add a text file (.txt) and would then just need to choose which Adobe point product, such as InDesign that Extension Manager should associate the file with and where it should be installed. You can type the path or simply choose from three cross platform locations in the pull down menu. For common native file types like .psd, .indd, .prproj, .html and more we automatically create the point product association and install location for you. So now it’s easier than ever to create your files with Packager and and distribute them privately or publicly (free or paid).

Packager is ideal for providing creative files like Photoshop files, InDesign files or a whole host of files and once submitted to Exchange users can be automatically notified of any updates to your products, for example if you change one of the files and repackage. You could sell InDesign templates or Photoshop files, or privately share them with friends and colleagues for instance. Packager is not currently suited to packaging extensions and plug-ins by developers but we are working on adding that functionality in a future release.

Packaging and Signing Toolkit

If you want to package up extensions and plug-ins for use on Adobe Exchange please use the Packaging and Signing Toolkit in the mean time:

Download Packager

Download Packager 1.5 now and let us know what you think. It’s available after signing in from the Resources section:

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

P.S. You can also sign up for unlimited paid products via our prerelease program, it only takes a minute.