Creative Developer Tools (CRDT) Documentation

Welcome to the documentation for Creative Developer Tools (CRDT), a suite of tools designed to empower script developers and plug-in developers within the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem.

Developers need to register twice: once as a regular user, and a second time as a developer. After the regular user registration, please switch PluginInstaller to developer mode, and go to the Accounts window to register the second account. You can use the same email address as the regular user account.

VERY IMPORTANT: When registering as a developer, part of the registration process will be to introduce yourself to us. After you’ve handled the first registration email, please watch out for a second email from someone Check your spam folder. You must reply to that email and introduce yourself. If you don’t reply the registration will not complete.

CRDT aims to simplify the process of packaging, licensing, and distributing your software, while providing a range of features to enhance your development experience.

Whether you’re working with ExtendScript, CEP, UXP, or UXPScript, CRDT has you covered. The core functionality of CRDT is free to use, with optional paid features available for advanced requirements.

To get started, explore the topics below:

  1. Introduction to Creative Developer Tools (CRDT)
    Learn what CRDT is, its key features, and how it can benefit your development workflow.
  2. Getting Started with CRDT for ExtendScript/CEP
    Set up CRDT_ES for ExtendScript and CEP development, including installation, prerequisites, and sample code.
  3. Getting Started with CRDT for UXP/UXPScript
    Get up and running with CRDT_UXP for UXP and UXPScript development, including installation, prerequisites, and sample code.
  4. How CRDT Works
    Understand the underlying architecture and communication processes of CRDT for both ExtendScript/CEP and UXP/UXPScript.
  5. Developer Account and Activation
    Learn how to create and register a developer account, activate CRDT, and manage the daemon process.
  6. Licensing and Pricing
    Discover the features included in the free licenses and explore the optional paid features for advanced functionality.
  7. Release Notes and Version History
    Stay up to date with the latest changes, improvements, and new features in each version of CRDT.
  8. Documentation and Support
    Access official documentation, learn about commercial training and developer support, and find contact information for inquiries.