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Installing Kwik4


When you download Kwik_201x_mmdd.zip from Kwiksher, it contains the zxp files which you can install with ZXPInstaller.

Since CC 2015, Adobe Extension Manager is not available https://www.adobeexchange.com/resources/28
you must use ZXPInstaller http://zxpinstaller.com/ instead of Adobe Extension Manager

Besides Adobe Photoshop, Kwik also requires CoronaLabs’ Corona SDK installed in a Mac or PC.

If you plan to develop applications for iOS, you will need a Mac computer (you cannot create apps for iOS on a PC) or use a service like MacinCloud.com. It will require a membership from the iOS Developer Program. For publishing Android apps on Google’s Play (old Marketplace), you will need also a membership from Android’s Market. The same applies for Amazon Kindle Fire.

Using Kwik is probably the easiest part of creating your comic, ebook or application (app). However, becoming a member of Apple and/or Android’s developer programs, creating certificates, and publishing your app are not so easy tasks. Although this document does not cover these tasks, it points you to several external sources that may help you (check the External Resources page).

Installing Corona and XCode

Before installing Kwik, certify that you have Corona (and in the case of running on a Mac, XCode either). To install XCode on your Mac, go to http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios. The installation is free. However, to send your final app to the AppStore or test it on your device, you will need to pay the Program Membership.

In order to install Corona, simply go to http://www.coronalabs.com, click the Download button and follow the instructions.

We suggest you to check the Docs, available at https://docs.coronalabs.com, as they provide lots of good tips and tricks on how to use and learn Corona. You don’t need to install the Android SDK. Corona does it for you.

Installing Kwik

Kwik’s installation file is available at www.kwiksher.com > Downloads.

Kwik4 supports CC2014, CC2015 and CC2015.5.

Adobe stopped Extension Manager since CC2015. you can read this blog https://www.adobeexchange.com/resources/28

So let’s use ZXPInstaller. Drag and Drop Kwik.zxp to ZXPInstaller http://zxpinstaller.com/


Kwik should appear under Photoshop’s menu Window > Extension. Choose Kwik.

Photoshop Preference

For signing issue alert appear, please check the photoshop preference, plugin generator and allow internet connection.

if still not work, open Terminal app and copy and paste the following line and hit Enter. Then restart Photoshop.

For CC2015.5


defaults write com.adobe.CSXS.7 PlayerDebugMode 1 


reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\CSXS.7" /v PlayerDebugMode /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f 

For CC2014, CC2015


defaults write com.adobe.CSXS.6 PlayerDebugMode 1 


reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\CSXS.6" /v PlayerDebugMode /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f 

Import Kwik3 projects

In order to use old Kwik3 projects, goto Project Properites > Update template button after you open Kwik3′ project(.kwk) with Kwik4. It will setup kwik4 template files to your kwik3 project folder. Please be aware with the following modification of Kwik4

  • Modified:Play Random is not compatible. Please recreate if using Kwik3 project
  • Modified:Group order is reversed. Please rearrage if using Kwik3 project
  • Modified:each external codes need ‘require’ statament for an external library file

Updating Kwik

  • When Kwik4 is updated with bug fixes or new features, please update the tmplt from Project Properites > Update template button

Now you are ready to use Kwik!


Appendix – EXManCMD

If ZXPInstaller fails,  You can use Adobe’s original ExManCmd from terminal console.

(1)Download ExManCmd



(2) unzip the file

├── MacOS
│   ├── ExManBridgeTalkCmd
│   ├── ExManCmd
│   └── ExManEscalatedPrivilegeServer
└── Resources

(2)Open terminal app and type the following command. See the screen copies below
ExManCmd.exe /install {PATH}/kwikj.zxp

./Contents/MacOS/ExManCmd –-install {PATH}kwikj.zxp

(3)List all
ExManCmd.exe /list all

./Contents/MacOS/ExManCmd –list all

(4)Remove Kwik
ExManCmd.exe /remove Kwik

./Contents/MacOS/ExManCmd –remove Kwik


ExManCmd is downloaded and unziped


(Mac) Application > Utilites > Terminal


Drag ExManCmd to console


ExManCmd with the full path is set

Type ”–install”


Next drag Kwik.zxp

$ ExManCmd –install PATH/Kwik.zxp is ready. Enter key to run it.

You can check ExManCmd –list all to Kwik installed and enabled