What's New in Photoshop SDK Version 6.0?
- The Dissolve project found in the Filter folder replaces the Dissolve-Sans and Dissolve-With filter plug ins. The Dissolve project provides a four-fold speed increase over its predecessors.
- The AutomationFilter project found in the Automation folder consists of two plug ins:
- An automation plug in which controls the UI
- A filter plug in, Hidden, which reads and writes the pixel data to each layer. This plug in shows how to manipulate pixel data from inside an automation plug in.
- The MakeSelectFill project found in the Automation folder is the project described by the Tutorial section in the "Photoshop Actions Guide.pdf".
- The Template project found in the Automation folder is a starting point for automation developers.
- The Getter project found in the Automation folder is a debugging project only. This project is a tool for automation developers. Getter dumps a log file "Getter.log", which is similar to "Listener.log" from the Listener debug project. This file contains all of the attributes that a plug in can "Get" from Photoshop.
- The MFCPlugin project found in the Filter folder is for Windows developers. This plug in uses the MFC class library from Microsoft.
Caveats: 1) It will not work on the Macintosh, and 2) you cannot over ride operator new and delete.
- The Shell project found in the Filter folder is a starting point for filter plug in developers. This project exemplifies the minimum source code requirements for a filter plug in.
- The Perl folder in the Automation folder displays the use of Perl and OLE Automation to run Photoshop.
System and Software Requirements
- PC: Windows NT/SP3+, Windows 2000, Windows 98/ME; Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
- Macintosh: Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro 5 or later
- You will also need Acrobat Reader to view the PDF documentation.
This SDK is made available to the general public, however, you must be a member of the ASN Developer Program - Premium Level or purchase Developer Support cases to receive Developer Technical Support.