Descriptions of available downloadable content for Photoshop, including plug-ins, sample files, and shortcuts.

Compatibility

The Plug-ins and content provided on this page are compatible with:

  • Photoshop CC
  • Photoshop CC 2014
  • Photoshop CC 2015
  • Photoshop CC 2015.5
  • Photoshop CC 2017

TWAIN Plug-in

The TWAIN plug-in is not installed by default, but is available via download. On Windows, the plug-in is only available for the 32-bit version of Photoshop. On Mac OS, the plug-in is only available for the 64-bit version of Photoshop.

For more information, see TWAIN scanner plug-in.

TWAIN scanner plug-in
TWAIN scanner plug-in

Optional plug-ins

The plug-ins for Alias, SGIRGB, SoftImage, HSB & HSL, Electric Image, and Wavefront RLA are not installed by default, but are available via download.

For more information, see Optional plug-ins.

MATLAB plug-in

MATLAB is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation.

Install the MATLAB plug-in:

  1. Quit Photoshop.

  2. Download the MATLAB plug-in package:

    Mac OS:

    Windows:

    Note: This package contains the MATLAB library and sample scripts for both English and Japanese.

  3. After you download the MATLAB plug-in package file above, double-click it to decompress it. If asked, extract all the files.

  4. Copy the MATLAB folder to the Photoshop application folder:

    Mac OS:

    • Applications/Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version]/

    Windows:

    • (32 bit): Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version] (32 bit)\
    • (64 bit): Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version]\
  5. Relaunch Photoshop.

After installing the MATLAB plug-in, you can view MATLAB image-processing results in Photoshop and combine MATLAB commands with Photoshop image-editing features.

For information on using MATLAB with Photoshop, see Photoshop and MATLAB.

ScriptingListener plug-in

The ScriptingListener plug-in can record JavaScript to a log file for any operation which is actionable.

Install the ScriptingListener plug-in:

  1. Quit Photoshop.

  2. Download the ScriptingListener plug-in package:

    Mac OS:

    Windows:

    Note: This package contains the ScriptingListener plug-in, scripting documentation, and sample scripts.

  3. After you download the ScriptingListener plug-in package file above, double-click it to decompress it. If asked, extract all the files.

  4. After you unzip the package, you will see three folders:

    • Documents
    • Sample Scripts
    • Utilities

    Copy the Utilities folders to the Photoshop plug-ins folder:

    Mac OS:

    • Applications\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version]\Plug-ins\

    Windows:

    • (32 bit): Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version] (32 bit)\Plug-ins\
    • (64 bit): Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version]\Plug-ins\
  5. Relaunch Photoshop.

After installing the ScriptingListener plug-in, steps you perform are recorded as JavaScript to the ScriptingListenerJS.log on the Desktop.

For information on the Photoshop Scripting SDK and using the ScriptingListener Plug-in, see the Photoshop Developer Center.

Optional extensions

In past versions, customers could install Extension Plug-ins on Mac OS and registry keys on Windows to manage specialized behaviors in Photoshop such as overscrolling, VM buffering management, and disabling scratch disk compression.

In current versions of Photoshop, these behaviors are enabled through Photoshop's preferences or a "PSUserConfig.txt" file you place in your Photoshop Settings folder.

For more information, see Enable optional extensions.

Textures for Texturizer Filter

  1. Quit Photoshop.

  2. Download the textures package:

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  3. After you download the textures package file above, double-click it to decompress it. If asked, extract all the files.

  4. Copy the Textures folders to the Photoshop presets folder:

    Mac OS:

    • Applications\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version]\Presets\

    Windows:

    • (32 bit): Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version] (32 bit)\Presets\
    • (64 bit): Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [Photoshop_version]\Presets\
  5. Relaunch Photoshop.

To access the Texturizer filter, choose Filter > Filter Gallery. Then select the Texture folder and click Texturizer. Select the new presets from the Texture pop-up menu.

For more information on using Filter Gallery, see Filter basics.

Keyboard shortcuts

Download the Shortcuts package:

Mac OS:

Windows:

After you download the Shortcuts package file above, double-click it to decompress it. If asked, extract all the files.

To install and use these keyboard shortcuts, double-click any of the included KYS files. Photoshop comes to the foreground, and prompts you to save any unsaved shortcuts you have. Adobe recommends that you name the resulting keyboard layouts by language, such as "French default" or "Japanese," although that is ultimately a matter of personal choice.

You can save these shortcuts wherever you want. But consider choosing the Photoshop folder, so you can remember where they are.

For more information, see Customize keyboard shortcuts.

Sample files

Photoshop sample files are examples of files that can be created in Photoshop. They can help you learn Photoshop, by showing you the way documents can be created.

English:

French:

German:

Japanese:

After you download the appropriate file, double-click the file to decompress it. If asked, extract all files. 
 
You can move or copy the sample files to whatever location you choose.

Legacy downloadable plug-ins and content

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