⚠️ Make sure that you're running Photoshop CC 2015 or later and Zeplin is on the latest version.

Installing the plugin

When you launch Zeplin's Mac app, the Photoshop plugin should be installed automatically. If not, you can install it from Zeplin's menu up top: “Zeplin > Photoshop Integration > Install Plugin…”

☝️ If the plugin still doesn't appear, make sure that the "Enable Generator" option is selected, from the PS menu > Preferences > Plug-Ins

Did you try to install via the menu and didn’t work?

If installing from the menu didn't work, you can try installing the plugin manually. Two pieces need to be installed, a plugin, and a panel.

The plugin:

  • Download the plugin from here.

  • Unzip it and copy the folder called io.zeplin.photoshop-plugin.

  • Paste it under the Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019/Plug-ins/Generator  (update the Photoshop version in the directory if you are using an older version. i.e. Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017/Plug-ins/Generator ).

And finally, the panel:

  • From the Finder menu, select “Go > Go to Folder…”, type ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions , and click Go. (If the CEP  directory doesn't exist, you can create it manually.)

  • Download the panel from here.

  • Unzip it and copy the folder called io.zeplin.photoshop-panel .

  • Paste it to the revealed folder in Finder.

Now when you restart your Photoshop, you should see the panel in the menu up top: “Window > Extensions > Zeplin”

Using the Photoshop Plugin with an M1 Mac

The legacy extensions menu has been disabled by default on Photoshop if you're on an Apple Mac with an M1 chip. You can enable this menu by following these steps:

  • Open the "Applications" folder

  • Open the Adobe Photoshop 2021 folder by double-clicking

  • From there, right-click on "Adobe Photoshop 2021" app

  • Select "Get Info"

  • Enable the "Open using Rosetta" option from the revealed panel

Once you have done this, Zeplin's plugin should be listed under "Window > Extensions (legacy)" on Photoshop.

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