What’s an MXP file?

If you purchase the ColoRotate plugin, you will download an MXP file. With Photoshop closed, double click the MXP file, accept the dialogs, and install. Then open Phototoshop.

An extension package (MXP) file is compressed installation file containing the ColoRotate extension to be downloaded and installed by the Adobe Extension Manager. The Help button in the Extension Manager will launch its help system, and can answer many questions about how Adobe installs extensions.

The Extension Manager is a free program that lets you easily install new extensions and keep track of the ones you already have. Download the Extension Manager installer and save it on your local drive, then double-click the installer to begin the installation process. Once the installation is complete, you can launch the Extension Manager from within the application by selecting Manage Extensions from the Help menu. Please note that the Extension Manager is used to install extensions that are in the MXP file format.

Extension Manager 2.0 includes support for the new Bridge CS4, Contribute CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, Flash CS4, Illustrator CS4, InCopy CS4, InDesign CS4, and Photoshop CS4 releases.

Read more about the Adobe Extension Manager (Adobe site). 

Last Modified: 29-March-2010

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