Protect Photoshop Plugins with Product, Trial or Subscription License

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[] Henderson, Nevada - Excel Software today announced PluginProtect Photoshop 1.0 for Photoshop Plugin developers on Mac and Windows. PluginProtect Photoshop consists of source code and instructions to embed the QuickLicense runtime in a Photoshop plugin. All protection, activation and licensing capabilities in the QuickLicense system are available to the plugin. Developers can protect plugins from piracy and increase revenue by supporting a wide range of license types, activation processes and advanced licensing features.

PluginProtect Photoshop is used with QuickLicense on Windows or QLRT Xcode on Mac OS X. The developer configures all aspects of the software license with QuickLicense and builds a tiny encrypted Ticket file. That Ticket file is bound to the plugin with a function call. Plugins can be protected in minutes with the step-by-step developer instructions.

Many other commercial and free host applications have been designed to support Photoshop-compatible plugins. Those hosts include Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, PhotoImpact, Photo-Paint and Painter. Popular vector, 3D, animation, video and presentation applications also support Photoshop-compatible plugins such as Illustrator, Canvas, Freehand and CorelDraw. PluginProtect Photoshop makes it easy to apply QuickLicense protection to many plugin environments.

Plugin developers enjoy a quick, integrated solution for almost any software protection, activation or licensing requirement. The plugin calls a simple function to access runtime commands with fast, streamlined security. With a small disk and memory footprint, the runtime allows one software build to support Trial, Product, Subscription, Floating, Try/Buy or Educational licenses. The activation process for protected plugins can support manual or fully automated activation through an online activation server.

While one license command is sufficient for many applications, the runtime library supports dozens of command strings to access all the licensing features available in the QuickLicense system. Runtime commands include license release, restore, reset, suspend, remote enabling of features, field read and write, plus data send and receive through the activation server.

PluginProtect Photoshop adds to the Excel Software protection and licensing solutions for Mac OS X, Windows and Android software that includes QuickLicense, QuickLicense Server, LicenseSupport, WebActivation, AirLicense, OfficeProtect, DocProtect, AppProtect, LicenseCard, Android License SDK, QLRT Xcode and the Safe Activation Service. When used with the optional Safe Activation service, the entire online purchase, payment processing, delivery, support and activation process can be automated with built-in or external shopping cart software or services.

PluginProtect Photoshop is free for registered owners of QuickLicense 6. It includes royalty-free runtime distribution rights for any number of protected plugins or licenses. The package includes a PDF user guide, source code and demonstration video.

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