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Veni, vidi, Da Vinci
02-26-2016, 10:21 PM

I have a problem with Photoshop-Plugins in ArtRage. I tried to load many different 8BF-Plugins in different ways - copying it to the Filters-Folder in my ArtRage-Installation or to another place and loading it into the program like described in the documentation - but not even one appeared in ArtRage's Filter-Menu. What is going wrong?

My OS is Windows 7, 64 Bit. My ArtRage-Version 4.5.9 64 Bit.

Liquid Len
02-27-2016, 08:40 AM
As I recall, this has been discussed several times I the past; please try searching forum for further info. Essentially, some PS filters load and work OK with AR, but many do not.

Hope this is helpful?

Veni, vidi, Da Vinci
02-27-2016, 09:21 AM
Thanx for the answer, Liquid Len!

I did already look out for a solution for my problem in this forum. The only thing I found was a post by Kenmo, who suggested some free Photoshop-Plugins like Xero, Optikvervelabs, Redfield and more (https://forums.artrage.com/showthread.php?26792-Free-Photoshop-Filters&highlight=photoshop+plugin). But these ones are exactly that ones I tested, and not one even appears in my ArtRage-Filters-Menu. I found this a little confusing. But he said he is using the Filters in Paint Shop and Photoshop Elements. Don't know if he also uses it in ArtRage. So maybe those Filters don't really work in ArtRage. It is not really important to me. ArtRage is pretty cool software, even without plugins. For the other things I can use other software.

Thanx again!

02-27-2016, 10:33 AM
Hello Vini, vidi, Da Vinci and welcome to the AR forums:)
Yes, as Liquid Len says all you can do is try PS plugins/filters and see. Some work some donít.
The only other thing I would suggest is to make sure that you are trying to use 64bit plugins/filters with the 64bit version of AR. 32bit plugins/filters wonít work in it. (See Hannahís post in this thread for some more info: https://forums.artrage.com/showthread.php?50079-Filters-in-ArtRage-4-5-7&p=500283#post500283)
So if they are 32bit plugins/filters that you have, you will need to run AR as a 32bit app and see if that helps.

Veni, vidi, Da Vinci
02-27-2016, 11:08 AM
Hi markw!

Thanx for the answer! I think that is probably the reason why the plugins don't work. All plugins I tried out were 32 Bit. Didn't even think about it. I already used them on my old PC.

That's what I will try out tomorrow. Thanx a lot!:)

Veni, vidi, Da Vinci
02-27-2016, 09:25 PM
OK, I found some free plugins that work with ArtRage: Flaming Pear's "Freebies" - except that ones that do color transfers from HSL to RGB, Lab to RGB, RGB to HSL and RGB to Lab. No matter if it's 32 or 64 Bit. Those cause crashes.

If I find more, I will update this post.