Learn how to install and manage new plugins or extensions using the Marketplace tab in your Creative Cloud desktop app

Install plugins or extensions using the Creative Cloud desktop app

You can install plugins or extensions (also called add-ons) for Creative Cloud applications from the Creative Cloud desktop app. Adobe Extension Manager is no longer available to install plugins.

 Before you install a plugin or extension, make sure that you have installed the Creative Cloud app to which you are adding it. For example, if you are installing an extension for Photoshop, install Photoshop first.

  1. Download the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Go to the Markeplace tab, and then select All plugins.

    Select All plugins

    Don't see the Marketplace tab? Currently, the Marketplace tab is disabled in the Creative Cloud desktop app installed on ARM devices.

  3. When you find a plugin you'd like to install, select Get or Learn more

    Select Get to begin installation
    Select Learn more to begin installing your extension

    Note:

    Some plugins require you to purchase them. Select Buy for these plugins and then follow the onscreen instructions to install them. 

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the install.

  5. To know where you can find the plugin or extension, go to My Exchange, select the extension, and navigate to the section Where to find it.

    See where to find the installed extension in your app

Frequently Asked Questions

Find solutions to some common errors that you might encounter when installing plugins or extensions.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Go to Markeplace > Manage plugins.

    Manage plugins in the Creative Cloud desktop app

    Don't see the Marketplace tab? Currently, the Marketplace tab is disabled in the Creative Cloud desktop app installed on ARM devices.

  3. Select the More actions icon  for your plugin or extension, and then select Uninstall.

    How to uninstall plugins in the Creative Cloud desktop app

If you are trying to install your plugin or extension oon a device that runs on ARM processors, you won't be able to view the Marketplace tab in the Creative Cloud desktop app.

To learn more, see Will Adobe apps work on Windows computers that use ARM processors?

Some plugins or extensions are installed as panels inside the Creative Cloud apps, while some others are installed in the form of zipped files. To know where you can find your installed plugin or extension, go to the Adobe Exchange website and select your plugin or extension. Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and navigate to the section Where to Find it. This section provides the location details of the plugin or extension after it has been installed.

How to find the 'Where to find it' tab