Bundled installer notice

Adobe released a new plugin API in CC 2021.  The new API has a different method to install using CCX files.  These installers are very easy to use. However, it isn’t to create multi-plugin installers.  Each plugin will now need to be individually installed. The bundled license keys still work for all of the plugins assigned to the key.  However, for the new API versions, you will also need to activate each plugin separately too.

Versions for new CC 2021 Plugin API

Adobe released a new Plugin API in CC 2021 that will be replacing the previous API for HTML panel extensions.  We are currently in the process of rebuilding all of our plugins for the new API.  During the transition period, some programs will be available on the new API and some will be available on the old API.  As each program is released on the new API, the old version will be archived and no longer available.  The new API is better anyway 🙂

To install the new API plugins:

The new installers are .ccx files. This is a new file extension for creative cloud plugin installers.  The same installer file works for Windows and Mac. To install, just double click the file after downloading which will launch the Creative Cloud installer.  Select “Install Locally” and then select “OK”.  After installing, the plugin will be available in Photoshop CC 2021 under the new “Plugins” menu.  The new versions are not compatible with Photoshop versions older than CC 2021.

Plugin Version Compatibility Download (Windows and Mac)
Background Swapper 2.0.0 CC 2021 or higher Download Windows    (For Mac download version 1 below)
Ratio Guides (free) 2.0.1 CC 2021 or higher Download Win + Mac
Border Select (free) 2.0.1 CC 2021 or higher Download Win + Mac
Workflow Helper 2.0.0 CC 2021 or higher Download Win + Mac
EZ Green Screen 7.0.0 CC 2021 or higher New Release Coming soon – Get Prior Release Instead
Face Crop 3.0.0 CC 2021 or higher New Release Coming soon – Get Prior Release Instead
EZ Team Builder 3.0.0 CC 2021 or higher New Release Coming soon – Get Prior Release Instead
Sports Photo Automation 8.0.0 CC 2021 or higher New Release Coming soon – Get Prior Release Instead
Image Extract 3.0.0 CC 2021 or higher New Release Coming soon – Get Prior Release Instead
Hot Folder 3.0.0 CC 2021 or higher New Release Coming soon – Get Prior Release Instead

Versions for OLD API (will be replaced soon)

These releases are compatible with CC 2021 for both Windows and Mac.  Use these versions until they are replaced by the versions that are currently being created in the new API.  Make sure to check back for updates so you can download the new release when it is available.

Plugin Version Compatibility Windows Download Mac Download
EZ Green Screen 6 6.5.22 CS5 or higher Windows Download Mac Download
Sports Photo Automation 7.3.6 CC 2019 or higher Windows Download Mac Download
Face Crop 2.0.1 CC 2019 or higher Windows Download Mac Download
Background Swapper 1.0.1.0 CC 2019 or higher Use New V2 Link Above Mac Download
EZ Team Builder 2 2.5.1 CC 2018 or higher Windows Download Mac Download
Image Extract 2.0.0 CC 2020 – version 21.2 or higher Windows Download Mac Download
Hot Folder 2.3.5.2 CS5 or higher Windows Download Mac Download

Using CCX installer (for new versions)

Legacy Plugins

Backdrop Creator and Glamour Glow are not going to be recreated on the new Photoshop plugin API.  The programs will continue to work in “legacy” status for as long as Photoshop will run the plugins.  However, no updates will be made to the plugins and new license keys are not being sold for these two programs.

Plugin Version Compatibility Windows Download Mac Download
Backdrop Creator 3.3.10.2 CS5 or higher Windows Download Mac Download
Glamour Glow 2.5.9.2 CS5 or higher Windows Download Mac Download

Old API Windows Installer For non C: Drive Photoshop installations

For windows with Photoshop installation that are not on the system C drive, the exe installers won’t recognize your photoshop installation.  In that case, go to this link to get script based installer that will work.  This is only needed for the old API installers.  The new CC 2021 CCX installers will work for Photoshop installation on any drive. 

Get Windows script based installers HERE.