The purpose of this proposal is to request the addition of Network Device Interface (NDI) output functionality to the Photoshop software, specifically aimed at enabling the real-time output of the Photoshop canvas for projection mapping purposes. Projection mapping has become an integral part of stage productions, concerts, and other live events, as it allows artists to transform any surface into a dynamic canvas, enhancing storytelling and immersing audiences in captivating visual narratives.
By incorporating NDI output capabilities solely for the Photoshop canvas, artists and designers will be empowered with a seamless workflow for creating and editing projection maps directly within the software. This integration will eliminate the need for external applications or complex workarounds, streamlining the production process and providing a more efficient solution for the entertainment/theatre industry. The key benefits and reasons to add NDI output of the Photoshop canvas are as follows:
Real-time Visualization: With NDI output, artists can view the Photoshop canvas in real-time on external devices or projection systems, allowing them to assess how their designs align with the physical stage environment instantly. This feature will significantly enhance the creative process by facilitating iterative adjustments and eliminating the need for time-consuming manual trial-and-error.
Simplified Workflow: The ability to output the Photoshop canvas via NDI eliminates the necessity for capturing the entire application interface. By focusing solely on the canvas output, designers can avoid sharing unnecessary UI elements or personal information while maintaining a clear and unobstructed visual representation of their work. This streamlined workflow reduces the potential for errors and expedites the overall production timeline.
Improved Collaboration: In the entertainment/theatre industry, collaboration is crucial, involving various stakeholders such as directors, set designers, and projectionists. By enabling NDI output of the Photoshop canvas, it becomes easier to share real-time visuals with all parties involved, fostering efficient communication and ensuring a cohesive vision throughout the production.
Cost-Effectiveness: Integrating NDI functionality within Photoshop, specifically for the canvas output, eliminates the need for investing in separate projection mapping software. This cost-effective approach enables a broader range of artists and productions to access projection mapping capabilities, encouraging creativity and innovation across the industry.
Given the widespread use of Photoshop as the go-to design tool for professionals, adding NDI output functionality for the canvas will have a significant impact on the entertainment/theatre industry, facilitating the creation of immersive visual experiences and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.
It is kindly requested that your consideration and support in forwarding this proposal to the relevant teams within your organization responsible for product development and enhancements. We would be delighted to provide any additional information or participate in further discussions to demonstrate the value and feasibility of incorporating NDI output capabilities for the Photoshop canvas.