4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2013 5:27 PM by MOMIR ZECEVIC RSS

    Automation Plugin Development

    SuperBeer Dude

      Is there any other documentation on automation plugin development other than the 13 year old PDF file included with the SDK?  I can find little help on the subject aside from this.  Is there some sort of third-party development group that offers additional documentation?  Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Automation Plugin Development
          Chris Cox Adobe Employee

          The SDK documents are updated each release cycle.

          Are you reading the Photoshop CS6 SDK, or some much older SDK version?


          No third party groups that I know of.   The SDK and the example source are the normal documentation.

          • 2. Re: Automation Plugin Development
            SuperBeer Dude Community Member

            Yes, I have looked at the CS6 SDK.  The problem is the documentation on Automation Plugin development, including recent SDK's still include documentation dating back 13 years (or more) regarding the subject.  The Automation Tutorial PDF is from the Photoshop 6.0 and references development tools no longer in use such as CodeWarrior.  The Actions Event Guide PDF dates to Photoshop 5.5 in 1999.


            You'd think current information referencing modern tools would be available.

            • 3. Re: Automation Plugin Development
              Evgeny_Trefilov Community Member

              the best way to learn is to look into sample code + use Listener and Getter

              • 4. Re: Automation Plugin Development
                MOMIR ZECEVIC Community Member

                Some of the old documents are really god for start

                (naturally path of files or file names mentioned are not ok but if you use text search trough files in sdk you will be fine)


                Scripting primer.pdf - how to make plugin "actionable"

                Automation Tutorial.pdf - name says it

                Photoshop Actions Guide.pdf - also good for start learning (understanding) but to write code in later SDK se HTML documentation

                Photoshop API Guide.pdf - is also good for understanding process of making plugin but to make code look into HTML docs

                PICA.PDF - About suites , what are they acquiring releasing etc (similar to COM interfaces or DirectX ...)



                Adobe really should update those but or just make clear that they are just for learning not coding.