Photoshop Companion Apps: What is the Adobe Photoshop Companion SDK and where do I get it?

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I want to create apps for mobile devices that work with Photoshop. Is there an SDK? (Software Developer Kit)
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The Photoshop Touch SDK allows Android, Blackberry, and iOS mobile and tablet devices as well as Mac OS and Windows OS to interact with Photoshop CS5. With the SDK, developers can create and enable mobile apps to communicate with Photoshop CS5 (version 12.0.4 or later) via a WiFi connection or any other computer/device that can communicate over any network using TCP + Encryption. This means you could be reading a how-to e-book on Photoshop and hit a button within it to drive an action or an edit within Photoshop on the desktop. If you find yourself inspired by an ocean view, you could use a tablet device to mix the colors you see and send those colors right back to Photoshop. There are so many possibilities and with the Photoshop Touch SDK, Adobe is looking to the community to make these and other potential scenarios come to life.

Developers can access the free Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK immediately for Windows and Mac OS platforms on the Adobe Developer Center.