Learn about plug-ins and extensions—add-on software that enhances the functionality of Photoshop.


To troubleshoot issues with your Photoshop plug-ins, visit Photoshop plug-ins troubleshooting.

Find Photoshop plug-ins and extensions

The Adobe Add-ons website features hundreds of plug-ins and extensions from Adobe and third-party developers for Adobe products. The site features Photoshop add-ons (both paid and free) that can help you create special image effects, create a more efficient workflow, and utilize many other handy tools.

  1. On the left side of the Adobe Add-ons website, select Photoshop from the list of applications to show just the Photoshop add-ons.

    Adobe add-ons page


    To download and install add-ons from the Creative Cloud Add-ons website, you need the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Click an add-on to get specific product info, previews, ratings and reviews, and additional download and installation information.

    Add-on product info


    Check out the Use Adobe add-ons to find plug-ins and extensions tutorial video for a detailed overview of how to use the Adobe Add-ons website.

Manage Photoshop plug-ins and extensions

You can use the Extension Manager to view, install, and remove your Photoshop add-ons. See the Extension Manager CC Reference to learn more about managing all your Adobe extensions.


The version of Extension Manager must match your version of Photoshop.

Extension manager


In Photoshop CC 2015, you can no longer install add-ons directly using Extension Manager. Instead you must use the Creative Cloud desktop app.


If you haven't already installed Extension Manager CC, click Help > Manage Extensions in Photoshop to download and install Extension Manager automatically. You can also download it manually here.

Check compatibility of older Photoshop plug-ins and extensions

Have a favorite plug-in from a previous version of Photoshop that you’d like to use in Photoshop CC? Check the Adobe Add-ons page (or the third-party plug-in developer’s website) to see if an updated version exists.


For more information about older plug-ins, see Downloadable content (plug-ins).

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