Photoshop Host SDK

At DMMD we have developed a Photoshop Host SDK that will allow you to run any Photoshop Plugin without the use of Photoshop. This can be a very powerful tool that allows you to integrate existing Photshop Filters into your own application, without the need of Photoshop. In theory, we can even use DMMD’s Phothsop Host on Linux! — however, there are no Linux Photoshop Plugins! (If you would like to port your own plugin on Linux, please contact us and we can discuss.)

OK, so how do you use the SDK? Well, it’s very simple, just follow these steps:

1. Download the SDK.
2. From the DOS prompt, go to the “vsrPp_sdk\bin\Win32″ directory.
3. Copy your Photoshop Plugin to the “vsrPp_sdk\bin\Win32\Photoshop” directory.
4. Run the command: vsrPp_app.exe “myFileName.jpg” — please note that the exe supports only JPG files.
5. If you like what you see and you want to incorporate the SDK into your own application, take a look at the files:

  1. vsrPp_sdk\example\vsrPp_app.cpp
  2. vsrPp_sdk\include\vsrPp_sdk.h

That’s about it! Take a look at how the SDK is being used in the example application and then use it in the same fashion in your own application. If you’re all set, then Enjoy! If you need further help, please do not hesitate to contact our team at

The DMMD Development Team

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