Intel® Texture Works Plugin for Photoshop*

Intel has extended Photoshop* to take advantage of the latest image compression methods (BCn/DXT) via plugin. The purpose of this plugin is to provide a tool for artists to access superior compression results at optimized compression speeds within Photoshop*.

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Intel® Texture Works Plugin for Photoshop*

Pre-Compiled Binary

Getting Started (Installation)

  1. Close Photoshop
  2. Download the file and expand it on your local computer
  3. Copy the desired plugin from either of the following unzipped folders
    • .../IntelTextureWorks_1.0.4\Plugins\x64\IntelTextureWorks.8bi
    • .../IntelTextureWorks_1.0.4\Plugins\Win32\IntelTextureWorks.8bi
  4. Paste the plugin into the appropriate Photoshop Plugin folder
    • D:\Program Files\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Required\Plug-Ins\File Formats
    • D:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats
  5. Copy the cubemap scripts from:
    • .../IntelTextureWorks_1.0.4\PhotoshopScripts\IntelTextureWorks-ConvertCubeMap.jsx
    • .../IntelTextureWorks_1.0.4\PhotoshopScripts\IntelTextureWorks-CubeMapGaussianBlur.jsx
  6. Paste the cubemap scripts into:
    • D:\Program Files\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Presets\Scripts

Saving Files via Plugin

  1. File > Save As
  2. Select "Save as type" > Intel® Texture Works (*.DDS;*.DDS)
  3. Navigate to store location
  4. Assign file name
  5. Save
  6. Select desired plugin options and preview (pan/zoom), as necessary
  7. Ok

Loading Files Saved via Plugin

Multiple resident DDS plugins can result in a texture display error on load. To avoid this, use the following process to reload textures saved with the Intel® Texture Works plugin for Photoshop

  1. File > Open As
  2. Select Intel® Texture Works (*.DDS;*.DDS) as type (to the right of "File name" field)
  3. Select file
  4. Select desired mipmap loading options if applicable
  5. Select desired color profile loading options

Logging Bugs, Enhancements, & Feedback

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Source Code


First time set-up

To easily run/debug from Visual Studio

3rd Party code ##

This project utilizes the following code (located under 3rdParty folder)

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