Droplet.exe in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DamoRed, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. DamoRed macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2006
    Hi all,

    While having a look around the various folders in Photoshop CS2, I came across a folder of droplets, which are all labelled with names such as 'Aged photo.exe' and 'Make sepia Tone.exe'

    At first I thought I was seeing things. So I dropped an image onto one of them, and hey presto, it did its thing.

    How and why are these called .exe? I thought that was purely for windows self executing files.

    Thank you

  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    They're actually cross-platform "mini-apps". Adobe just chose to use the .exe extension, probably to ensure Windows compatibility. As you've seen, Macs can also use them just fine.

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