I am working on to create custom tab for the FileInfo panel. In the sdk pdf it mentions that for windows the deploy folder is /user/<username>/appdata/adobe/xmp/Custom File Info Panels/3.0/panels. I deployed my panel there but nothing came up in Photoshop. I then deployed the custom tab into C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels\2.0\panels and it works.
So, what is going on here? Is the deploy folder wrong in SDK? Or there is some way it should work from the first path (mentioned above)? Also, when I went to /user/<username>/appdata/adobe/xmp there was no "Custom File Info Panels" folder. I had to create them manually. Does that indicate a problem?
no there is no problem, but the different suite version use different paths, so that they can live side-a-side:
CS4 --> .../Custom File Info Panels/2.0/...
CS5.x --> .../Custom File Info Panels/3.0/...
On our SDK page (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/xmp.html), currently onle the CS5.x SDK is linked:
But invisibly, you can also access the CS4 SDK:
We will add the link to the SDK page soon.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for your reply. I got it. I placed the testpanel in the 2.0/panels folder and it shows up in the FileInfo dialog. But, it still shows blank. I tried putting a .cfg file in the FlashPlayerTrust folder but it didn't helped. This is what I have put in the .cfg file:
C:\Users\<my user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels\2.0\panels\TestPanel\bin\TestPanel.swf
and placed it in the C:\Users\<my user>\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#Security\FlashPlayerTrust folder. The SDK pdf says that it should work but it doesn't. Are there any other dependencies?