IRIS CT allows reading and writing of IRIS Front End Processor (FEP), via ethernet or removable media, directly from within Adobe Photoshop. The Photoshop plug-in acquires and exports IRIS CMYK Front End Processor (FEP) image files. Adobe Photoshop user can prepare and download files to an IRIS FEP for output, then acquire back into Adobe Photoshop. By adding a PC Ethernet card or removable media drive to the FEP, any Photoshop user can prepare and download files to an IRIS FEP for output as an ink jet proof. Files that are downloaded can be acquired back into Photoshop for further manipulation, reducing the amount of reprocessing, and transfer time from the prepress, PC and Macintosh environment. All file formats supported by Adobe Photoshop can be opened from and saved to IRIS FEP image format.