2006.11.01 19:02 "Re: [Tiff] RE: Reading Photoshop Proprietary Tag 37724", by Phil Harvey
The "Basic SDK" can be downloaded without signing anything, but unfortunately the required documentation is in the "Advanced SDK". For this, you have to sign an agreement and FAX it back to Adobe. Here is the response I got when I explained my intentions:
"Unfortunately, at this time we cannot support a request to distribute this information as it would allow some third parties to bypass the license agreement that we have in place to protect the PSD file format."
I didn't ask to distribute the information, but of course the information could be derived from my source code and the accompanying documentation.
On 1-Nov-06, at 12:59 PM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
I applied for the SDK, was very clear regarding my intentions (use as a reference to develop compatible open source software), and was quickly approved to download it. Everything was done via the web and I don't recall having to sign something.