This article explains how to manually install and activate an Adobe plugin from the Windows or Mac Command Prompt/Terminal.
Note that the preferred way to install Adobe plugins is starting the installation from the system tray icon after installation of FotoWeb Desktop. This topic explains how to install a specific version of a Fotoware plugin for Adobe using Adobe's own command-line utility.
Locating the Adobe Extension Manager Utility
The Adobe Extension Manager command-line utility is installed alongside FotoWeb Desktop.
Windows: You can find it by opening a Windows terminal and changing directories as follows:
cd "\Program Files (x86)\FotoWare\FotoWeb Desktop 8.0\Exman"
cd "/Applications/FotoWeb Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS"
Verifying the currently installed version of the plugin
To verify the version of a plugin that is currently installed, run the following command:
exmancmd /list all
./ExManCmd --list all
The output lists all plugins currently installed for your current versions of Adobe products, along with any Fotoware extensions at the bottom of the list.
1 extension installed for Photoshop 2020 64 (ver 21.2.4) Status Extension Name Version ========= ======================================================= ========== Enabled com.fotoware.pswidget 1.0.11
Installing a newer version of a plugin
To manually install a new version of a plugin, download the zxp file and place it somewhere on the local drive where you can refer to it.
You can obtain the latest plugins (zxp) by following these links:
Also, make sure all Adobe programs are closed before proceeding.
Then type the following in the terminal:
exmancmd /install <path to zxp file>
sudo ./ExManCmd --install <path to zxp file>
If an older version of a plugin is already installed, it will be automatically replaced when the newer version is installed.
When the installation completes there will be a notification in the terminal that the installation was successful.