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SDK Download
Macintosh
Photoshop 6.0 SDK (hqx, 10.4 MB)

Windows
Photoshop 6.0 SDK (zip, 7.6 MB)

Mac / Win
Photoshop File Formats
Release 2, November 2000 (update to the document in the SDK -- documents new data found in the Photoshop 6.0 PSD file format)
(PDF, 84 pages / 843 KB)


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.

Developer Support

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.

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