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Ariel
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Third-Party Plugins

Unread postby Ariel » 18.11.2006 01:33

A neat (IMHO) suggestion I have (and I'm not aware if Filter already has this ability) for Helicon Filter would be to enable it to accept 3rd party plugins that people can create themselves for the program and post on some branch-off of the Helicon site. (Like the way Firefox lets people create or download add-ons.) This could also lead to a rapid growth of good features in Filter itself.

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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 18.11.2006 10:36

Ariel,

Helicon Filter supports Photoshop compatible plugins. Not all but many of them.

After installation Helicon Filter finds Photoshop and some other programs and detects if they have plugin installed.

You can also directly add plugins to Helicon Filter by copying them to Plugins subfolder in the main Helicon folder.

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Unread postby Ariel » 19.11.2006 04:14

How do I find these plugins?

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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 19.11.2006 11:13

Photoshop plugins you can find on many websites in the internet.
Download and install *.8bf file to Plugins subfolder. Helicon Filter will find the plugin on the next run.

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Unread postby Ariel » 19.11.2006 17:58

Thanks. I tried it for one Gothic effect plug-in and it worked. If you could compile a list of compatible and maybe free plug-ins and put it on your site, that would be great. Then people could go straight to the download site from the program. Also, I haven't been receiving emails notifying me of new comments in the forum, even though I am "watching" the threads. Maybe this is one reason for the small size of the forum.

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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 20.11.2006 10:51

I've checked free plugins, but most of them are not very interesting. But the idea is worth trying.

Comments: I received the comments couple of weeks ago, must be new bug. will be fixed.

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Unread postby Ariel » 20.11.2006 22:06

I believe the noise reduction plug-in is free, but who needs it? :wink:

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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 21.11.2006 19:48

: ))

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"photo-plugins" and others

Unread postby lutz » 27.11.2006 19:12

I could not figure out what plugins you have been discussing above in particular. You might want to have a look at the free "photo-plugins":
http://www.photo-plugins.com/Plugins/Plugins/
Ther are several there that I do find useful: contrast mask, local contrast, b&w converter, etc.
Or try the Simplifier and Edge Art filter from
http://8bf.net/ .
Or the Equalizer, Posterizer, and "Contrast Balance" plugins from:
http://www.mehdiplugins.com/
Last edited by lutz on 19.12.2006 06:12, edited 1 time in total.


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