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Adobe Extension Manager CC fails to install FotoWeb Desktop Extensions

While the FotoWeb Desktop Extension for InDesign works fine with Adobe Creative Cloud 2015, you will not be able to install it using the Adobe Extension Manager, since the 2015 versions only support installation of extensions using Adobe Addons

The solution to install the FotoWeb Desktop Extensions for use with Creative Cloud 2015 is to use a third-party tool called ZXPInstaller (You can download ZXPInstaller from this website), or by using command-line options from the command prompt/terminal.

Important note!

The last Photoshop version verified to work with the FotoWeb Extension is Adobe CC, (not CC 2014 and newer).

The last InDesign version verified to work with the FotoWeb Extension is Adobe CC 2015.

Installation using ZXPInstaller

macOS

  1. Launch ZXPInstaller
  2. Open the Applications folder in the Finder
  3. Browse to FotoWeb Desktop app
  4. Right click on the FotoWeb Desktop app
  5. Choose Show Package Contents
  6. Open the Contents folder, then the MacOS folder
  7. Drag FotoWebCS.zxp to the ZXPInstaller droplet to install it.

Windows

  1. Launch ZXPInstaller
  2. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\FotoWare\FotoWeb Desktop 8.0
  3. Drag FotoWebCS.zxp to the ZXPInstaller droplet to install it.

Installation using the command line

macOS

  1. Open the Terminal application from the Applications/Utilities folder
  2. Navigate to the following folder:  /Applications/Adobe Extension Manager CC/Adobe Extension Manager CC.app/Contents/MacOS
  3. Install the extension using the following syntax: "
"./ExManCmd" --install "/Applications/FotoWeb Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS/FotoWebCS.zxp"

Windows

  1. Open the command prompt by selecting Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
  2. Navigate to the following folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Extension Manager CC\
  3. Install the extension using the following syntax (including double quotes):
"ExManCmd.exe" /install "C:\Program Files (x86)\FotoWare\FotoWeb Desktop 8.0\FotoWebCS.zxp"