Is it possible to produce such design hints (on elements padding, spacing, width, height) automatically in photoshop? Is there any plugin that can potentially do this?

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    I don't think so. I've not seen any dimensioning tools for Photoshop. There are dimensioning tools for Adobe Illustrator (Hot Door CAD Tools).
    – Scott
    Jun 19 '13 at 22:33

You can't do that in pure Photoshop. But PNG Express extension can help you. PNG Express extension can layout your design specifications onto your design.

  • Interesting find :)
    – Scott
    Jun 20 '13 at 13:44
  • that's very close and a great time saver! Jun 20 '13 at 23:22

Looks like you can. I have not tried it yet (but I will) but specKing looks like it might fit the bill.

It can:

  • specify sizes and distances
  • provide typographic info
  • color specs and other info

From their website:

specKing is a Photoshop plugin that provides tools to generate design specs and annotations

Take a look at: http://wuwacorp.com/specking/

  • Found another speccing plugin: specctr.com Feb 7 '14 at 11:13
  • And another: ink.chrometaphore.com (free) Feb 27 '14 at 12:52
  • I am currently using specctr. Its ok I guess. It will save you time on large documents but after looking at specKing I am thinking that looks like a better tool at less than half the price as specctr. I am going to try it Jan 21 '15 at 15:23

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