Adobe has released a free scripting plug-in for Photoshop 7.0. It compiles scripts to automate key processes using JavaScript or AppleScript. The 5.5MB download includes the Scripting Support application, as well as comprehensive manuals in PDF format.

Among the sample scripts included are: Create Alpha Channel From Text; Save as TIFF; and Convert Colors.

The company announced Photoshop 7.0, the new version of its image-editing software, in February.

The program’s new Auto Color command provides more reliable colour-correction than Auto Levels or Auto Contrast did in previous versions.

A new Healing Brush feature is custom-built for photographers, removing dust, scratches, wrinkles, and blemishes, while preserving the shading, lighting, and texture when cloning from one layer to another.

The application costs £450. Upgrades from Version 6.0 cost £99. Prices exclude VAT.