Adobe has released the first full version of Configurator, an open source utility that enables the easy creation of panels (palettes) for use in Photoshop CS4.
Specifically, Configurator is designed to make it easy to drag and drop tools, menu items, scripts, actions, and other objects into a panel design, then export the results for use inside Photoshop. These panels leverage the support for Adobe Flash built into Photoshop, making it possible to drag and drop audio, video, images, and even other SWF files into a panel design.
Adobe says Configurator is designed for any Photoshop user who'd like to customize the application interface, without having to learn Flash/Flex/ActionScript. The company says that it's particularly suited to authors, trainers, and other experts who'd like to create panels that make Photoshop easier to use, and who'd like to share those panels with others.
Configurator is free for anyone to use. Running the panels it generates requires installing Photoshop CS4.