Alternatives to Adobe Extension Manager

NoMoreExtenionManagerWith the release of Photoshop CC2015, you may have noticed that Adobe Extension Manager is no longer supported.  I wanted to put a quick post up with more information for those who are asking.

Adobe’s official announcement  https://s3.amazonaws.com/cssdk/2015-05-22_TechPartners.html

If you are a developer and want to know how to distribute your panels, you can find more information about that here:  https://www.adobeexchange.com/resources/27

Adobe wants to steer users tword their cloud services.  So the Add-On Marketplace is the avenue of choice.  https://creative.adobe.com/addons.   You can sell to the public OR you can setup a private account so you tools only go to specific users.  Then your extension would get installed through creative cloud app. If that’s not an option, you can instruct users on how to install manually.   IF that’s not an option, there is also a command line interface to Extension Manager that I’ve been assured will still be functional.  You can find information about that here: https://helpx.adobe.com/extension-manager/using/command-line.html

If you find your CC2014 panel is not visible in CC2015, the most common problem I’ve seen is simple to resolve, you’ll want to make sure in the panel’s manifest file that you’ve set it to work with Host applications up to 16.9.  If that doesn’t do the trick for you, we’d be happy to give you a diagnostic review.

Good luck and enjoy exploring the new features of Photoshop CC2015!

in: Examples, Hints and Tricks