September 30, 2014 at 10:53 pm #4976
What is your favorite plugin to use with PSP, and what do you do with it?
You might be using something we don’t know about… yet!
Show us some samples!October 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm #5226
Hi Cassell. I have far too many plugins that I probably will never use but you know what its like, you just got to have whats available especially if its free. I have done a simple frame with a corner tube top left. To get the placement of the other 3 right I used the plugin Simple, top left mirror and hey ho, they all get done for you. The other one was a challenge image and I used plugin VM Natural, Sparkle before animating it. I like Filters Unlimited a lot because you can play with loads of them before or if you settle on one for your project. I have KPT collection but really need to get to grips with it.
Hope you can see them ok. Sheila HOctober 12, 2014 at 7:12 pm #5228
Yipee, there here. Thought PB was having a hissy fit.
Sheila xxOctober 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm #5230
Thanks Sheila. I added some links in your post to download those plugins.
I didn’t add the link to the KPT Collection as it was part of one version of PSP. I could not find a reliable source for that plugin. Same for Simple. I found one source, but I would not be too sure of its reliability. If anyone else has one, please share.
October 13, 2014 at 2:17 am #5237Maureen Eves-Lavis
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I too have lots of plugins and really can’t pick one. There are so many good ones.
It irritates me when plugins won’t work in PSP… 🙁October 13, 2014 at 11:00 am #5242mireilleParticipant
For the filters which do not work with PSP, verify if in Windows / system folder the following dlls:
Otherwise, download them:
MireilleOctober 13, 2014 at 11:16 am #5243mireilleParticipant
Plugs of PSP:
My favorite filters other than those of PSP are:
Texturizer (plug Photoshop)
VM ( all )
Mura’s cloud and copies
MireilleOctober 13, 2014 at 11:58 am #5244
Does anyone have safe and reliable sources for some or most of those plugins?October 14, 2014 at 11:03 am #5254
I would willingly share the zipped file plugin Simple I have but don’t know how to place it here. Can someone tell me how to go about it. Thanks, Sheila x
January 8, 2015 at 10:54 pm #5885Bev Mazurski
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I notice lots of plugins aren’t available anymore as they used to be 🙁 I have some plugins but don’t know where to put them in a plugins folder. i forgot lots now after years of not playing.. still missing 7.4 patch for old version.. it is ok i still have version 8, 9, 11 and 17….January 8, 2015 at 11:25 pm #5886
Many older plugins are no longer compatible with newer machines, or newer PSP versions. That is too bad that the plugin authors are not updating them. Some are really old!
Usually, plugins needs to be placed in the Plugins folder of PSP, or another folder where PSP will be directed. If they work, they will show up. However, some plugins will need an installation process, like if they have a .exe file (like Super Blade Pro, or EyeCandy i think).
On the site, i have patches starting at version 8, but i can look into patches for versions before that. Stay tuned.January 9, 2015 at 6:52 am #5887Bev Mazurski
Thank Cassel,January 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm #5912
Bev, I posted a link to a PSP7 patch. That is the only one i found and that is the only one i had, so I can just assume there is only one. Check under Resources > PSP Patches to download it.October 12, 2015 at 3:24 am #7518christine lindner
I’ve been using PSP7 since early 2000 – lol! I have hundreds if not a thousand plugins and for most part they all work in windows 7 on PSP7. They do not however work in the X versions of PSP. I have both PSP7 & X7 open all the time when I’m doing graphics. Each has it’s good points. I would be happy to share any older plugins.October 12, 2015 at 11:36 am #7521
Christine, would you have a list of your favorite plugins? And we can also see which ones work with newer PSP versions and newer OS too.June 17, 2016 at 8:14 am #9594
I just got psp X8, I was the lucky one that got it on the contest a few weeks ago, (thanks again Cassel, I am really very happy with it)
So I’m trying to get used to it and work in it. Got my workspace set up with my favorite tools. Did all the file locations to be sure to be able to have all brushes etc.
Now I’m trying to get my plug ins working, but X8 doesn’t see any of them.
I love MuRa’s Meister, but X8 doesn’t see it. it works great in X2 but I would like to know if it’s possible to get it work in pspX8 (64 bit), same thing for filters unlimited.
Is it possible to also intal Eye Candy 5? I already have it installed in X2, can I also instal it in X8 or will that give problems?
thanks for your helpJune 17, 2016 at 9:50 pm #9595
Eileen, remember that when you install X8, you are likely to be installing two versions: one 32 bits and on 64 bits. Most plugins are only working on the 32 bits version of PSP (because the creators never updated them). Once you point the preference to your plugin folder, many of those plugins should show up in the 32 bits version. For Eye Candy 5, I don’t know. I don’t have it, and i have heard some people say they installed EC without issues with X8, while the manufacturer says they don’t support PSP. So, i would suggest you give it a try.June 18, 2016 at 3:10 am #9597
Thank you for your answer. Yes I do remember, the stupid thing is, I have no idea how to run the 32 bit version, I don’t see any shortcut or can’t find it in the corel file.June 18, 2016 at 9:38 am #9599
Are you sure you installed both? They should be easy to identify: Start > All programs then navigate to Corel Paintshop Pro X8 and there you will see one with the mention of (64 bits) and the other has no mention. That is, obviously the 32 bits.
If you don’t see both, maybe you didn’t install both. That is a common mistake for someone who has a 64 bits machine to think they need to install only the 64 bits version.June 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm #9600
I did find that, I just thought it was the same version, but now I see a little 32 in the corner of the thumbnail. So I opened that one, and in fact that one is seeing one more plug in altough I have no Idea what it is, named KTP collection. Changed the preference to my plugin folder. And now it’s seeing Mura’s meister and some other filters, like filters unlimited. No Eye candy yet (only an old version 3.1 I have too) but normally I have to install Eye Candy 5. I did it for psp x2 so maybe I have to reinstall it for this one, will try that out.
I do see my own workspace there too. Some of the preferences I made in the 64 version are there, others not and I have to repoint them.
Is there any other difference between the 64 and 32 version? Or is it exactly the same?June 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm #9601
There is no basic difference between the two versions. The only thing with the 64 bits is that it should be able to handle bigger images requiring more resources, but for normal use, it does not make any difference at all. All the tools and functions are the same. Most long time PSP users just use the 32 bits version so they can access their favorite plugins.
One thing though: not all plugins are going to be compatible with X8, especially the oldest ones.
Whatever preferences or customization you set for one version of X8, it will carry over to the other. Isn’t that cool?June 19, 2016 at 3:53 am #9614
thanks for the answer. Pretty cool if all custimization is done in both a the same time. So I’ll go for the 32 bit version and see if I can get Eye candy installed. If not, well I’ll use that one in PSPX2.
I still didn’t use all tools. I just started to design some images like journal card etc. Will go and try the text tool next.
Some tools gives me surprises as the windows with that opens with the settings are a bit different.
Have to get used to the little pictogrammes in my toolbar too as most are slightly different from the old version.June 19, 2016 at 6:42 am #9616
I have had a bit of a problem getting the filters within EC 5 Impact to show up but a spark of brilliance occurred and I directed PSP X8 to go to where I had it installed, which was on the c drive but I didn’t just use the direction to just that but went down the picking line as to where it was on the C drive, picked that and now it works fine. Seems some plugins that are programs wont work just by putting them in your plugin file alone. Also, the Bubble and Balls plugin that is within PSP always seemed to crash and hang until I discovered after a week of gradually going bald that it wont work if you have anything apart from bmps in Corel 02 file. Everytime I have had to reinstall any version of PSP I immediately go to that file on the drive where it is installed and delete any jpgs or pspimages that seem to be there in 02. Of course if there is any jpg or pspimage there that you like you can always take them into PSP and resave them in bmp format. Sorry if this is as clear as muddy water.
Sheila xJune 20, 2016 at 3:57 am #9624
oh thank you, tried that one, and it’s working, PSP is seeing filters unlimmited and Eye candy 5 now.
Very happy, all set up to use my new paint shop X8 now.June 20, 2016 at 4:19 am #9627
unfortunally MuRa’s Meister is crashing psp X8 32 bits.
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