Plugin for importing certain file types?

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Plugin for importing certain file types?

Postby bill87 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:17 pm

Are there plugins available that would allow Photoshop to open graphics formats it does not natively support?

Is it possible to write such plugins, or do plugins only "engage" after a file is alreagy opened?

Particularly I am looking for a way to open TIFFs with CCITT Level 4 compression directly into Photoshop CS.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:23 am

File format or import plugins let you open images that are not natively supported by Photoshop. There are several of these plugins around, but I don't think there is one that supports special tif formats.

You can write such plugins with the Photoshop SDK, which is available on all Photoshop CDs up to Version 6. The Photoshop 7 and CS SDK don't inlcude the specifications for file format plugins anymore, so you need a special permission from Adobe to get them.

An alternative is to use the Photoshop SDK for Delphi from which lets you create such plugins, too.


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