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

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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

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    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

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    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.

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

Extension manager

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

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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.

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

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