Photoshop: Add Developers Licence and Developers Application version.

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I was just wondering, why there is no lighter license version for developers, who must work with psd files, ie inspect layers, check fonts/sizes but do not do any design work in it? I think this one could be great, because personally I don't do any designs in it, and I don't need all the features it has - just the small portion of it - ability to read PSDs layers.

Could it be possible to come up with such license? If not then it could probably be enough to create some paid plugin for GIMP for reading PS files. The last one would be even better.
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Chris Cox

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Because to develop for all of Photoshop, you need all of Photoshop.
And most developers are also users.

The Photoshop SDK has documentation and some sample code for reading layer data.