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I'm interested in this topic too as I'm partially desperate for TGA file export support and intend to give it a try with self-written plugin for exporting to TGA on windows.

You mentioned the Adobe Photoshop SDK support as still in development.
Could you point out some more information about which version of the SDK will be most likely to work properly (on the Adobe SDK page there are numerous SDKs available).

As already suggested on other threads, is there any documentation about the supported APIs or some sort of compatibility map so I can get a glimpse on what I can expect to use from the Photoshop SDK and what I can most likely expect to fail?

 

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From a non-programmer point of view, it might be worth looking at which plugins work and which don't and finding out how those were implemented, you might find some common ground. There is a basic plugin compatibility page which might be a good starting point: http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/plugins-support/

 

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Hi Irmunsul,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Currently Affinity apps only support basic image filter plugins. Any other type of plugins (or plugins relying on automation) are not supported so currently it's really not possible to develop an export plugin for Affinity apps no matter the version of SDK used.

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Hello,

thank you both for your fast responses to my questions =).
@MEB: is there any plan for Affinity Photo/Designer to allow broader support of custom plugins, especially for APIs for pixel access?

At the moment I'm stuck with using other tools like GIMP or Krita which themselves are not perfect in regard to TGA file support.

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On 1/2/2019 at 8:59 PM, MEB said:

Hi Irmunsul,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Currently Affinity apps only support basic image filter plugins. Any other type of plugins (or plugins relying on automation) are not supported so currently it's really not possible to develop an export plugin for Affinity apps no matter the version of SDK used.

I'm looking to move from Illustrator to Designer, but export plugin support is essential. Signcut (vinyl cutting software) are willing to create an export plugin for Designer, but they need an SDK to do so.

Been over a year since this topic was first mooted. Is there any ETA for when the Affinity apps will support plugins?

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On 1/2/2019 at 10:59 AM, MEB said:

it's really not possible to develop an export plugin for Affinity apps no matter the version of SDK used

Is this still the case. I just need to iterate over the layer and export them one by one … trimming alpha if possible. Then save them… with some custom meta data.

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Any news about this? I'd like to write a plugin, that can import audio files and convert them to fft-images; And a second plugin that can render audio files from fft-images.

That way I can use affinity to extend my sound-design palette by using visual tools on acoustic material.

With range and resolution parameters for both conversion ways there would be a lot to explore and create.

Maybe even having a "Play" button, to instantly convert the current image to sound and play it - to always have a quick preview as you go.

Mathematically this would be easy, once you've implemented the Fast Fourier Transformation and audio codec.

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1 hour ago, tropilio said:

Yes, I also would love to make my own plugin, for example to implement LaTeX equation rendering with the https://editor.codecogs.com/ API...

Hi, please see this thread where Tim from Serif provided some updates in the past week.

 

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So still no capability for us to develop plugins for Affinity Designer, right? Not just scripting, real plugins. Sad.

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4 minutes ago, Lmpessoa said:

So still no capability for us to develop plugins for Affinity, right?

  1. You can use Photoshop documentation to create plugins for Photo. Affinity allows a limited subset of the overall PS functions; what you can use in .8bf plugin files when developing for Windows.
  2. Or you can look an OpenSource plugin like G'Mic that works on Windows, to get more information about how to do it.
  3. Or you could build an additional filter to install within G'Mic, using their documentation.

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3 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:
  1. You can use Photoshop documentation to create plugins for Photo

Thanks for the reply, but I was speaking more broadly and forgot to mention my intention was to build a plugin (or two) for Affinity Designer, not Photo. Fixed that.

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No, nothing for Designer, and I doubt anything beyond Scripting is in the works at this point.

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12 minutes ago, Lmpessoa said:

So still no capability for us to develop plugins for Affinity, right? Not just scripting, real plugins. Sad.

Depends on the sort of Plugins you want to develop, since Affinity Photo either way only support basic image filter plugins, which in turn will need the Adobe Photoshop SDK. And only Affinity Photo, the other Affinity apps don't support plugins at all.

The lastest Adobe PS SDK AFAI know is the 2021 SDK one, see therefor ...

... which contains links to that SDK.

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