Our Editor SDK helps you integrate Placid seamlessly into your workflows and tools. We offer a range of components to implement our template editor and template previews with just a few lines of code.

Here are a few things to know about using our SDK.

What can I build with the Placid Editor SDK?

Backend implementation

You can use all of our SDK components to implement Placid in the backend or toolchain of your organization - e.g. in your web CMS.

Use them at no extra cost in any of our plans to make image generation easily available in the tools that the writers, editors or other members of your company already use.


Want to make image generation part of your SaaS? With our versions feature, each of your users can customize their own templates using a configurable version of our editor component.

Please understand that you are not allowed to use our SDK to build a direct competitor to Placid. This means that the value proposition of your product can not just be to generate images from templates. Rather, image generation needs to be embedded in a wider workflow your product provides.

A few examples of allowed use cases:

  • ✅ You’re building a nocode software solution that helps people set up their own job boards. You want to include automatically created Open Graph images for all job postings that your users can customize to their job board’s brand.
  • ✅ You’re building a hosted blog CMS and want to offer your users a set of customizable and automatically generated social media images to promote their blog posts.
  • ✅ You’re building a white label dashboard for fitness studios that lets gym goers analyse their training times. You want to include a service that sends a generated image with personal statistics to them every month that should fit the fitness studio’s brand.

If you’re in doubt if your use case is covered, talk to us (via livechat or write armin@placid.app) so we can figure it out together.

Credits and billing for the Placid Editor SDK

Images generated via embedded components of our SDK are billed just like any other image generated with Placid. This means you can use the SDK for your own backend and services without any extra cost with any of our plans.

If you want to use the SDK in your SaaS, you will need to be on the VIP plan. Additionally to the credits used when your users generate images, we bill one credit per customized template version per month.

As an example: You have 1,000 customers each generating 20 images per month from a template. 500 of them have customized the template with our Editor component. This means you will be billed 20,500 credits.