January 20, 2020 at 7:55 pm #37806Dorothy DonnParticipant
Today I started working on my file preferences and when it got to Plugins I got thrown for a loss. I understand the part about 32 bit and 64 bit but how can you tell which are what bit? I have been collecting them for a long time and I hate to loose them. e.g. The Filter Factor appears on the page you recommend, but mine does show the name in the list of plugins but the actual filter in blacked out.
Please help when you get a chance. My thanks in advance.January 20, 2020 at 9:05 pm #37807Lyn LouParticipant
32 Bit plugins usually end in .8bf. There are some that are .exe like Eyecandy, and Alien Skin, when you install them you will see an old and often blue computer screen. These should be installed in the Program Files <x86> folder (32bit) Majority of the old plugins are 32 bit. There are more older plugins around than the new ones.
This site links to many of the original sites, where they may provide information on the plugins and also will link to the some of the linked sites may have the new 64Bit versions (This site also includes some freeware plugins for download (mostly 32bit). http://grafnet.com.pl/
Some of the old plugins can be “patched” using a program called Filter Meister, (FM PAtcher) so that they would work on new PCs, however, it can be a tedious process when you have many filters to do, and some of them do not like to be “patched”. I have seen some of these filters have the words “patched” & 64Bit in their filenames.
This site has some useful information on plugins and the installation of plugins inc DLLs.
There is another program called Filters Unlimited (versions 1 & 2) where some of the old filters are imported into the program database, and will work on newer PCs.
Flaming Pear, Richard Rosenman & Alien Skin that now has 64 bit Versions of their plugins.
Alien Skin is now Exposure SoftwareJanuary 21, 2020 at 11:40 pm #37885Dorothy DonnParticipant
Thank you so very much for my having a better understanding of the differences in regards PSP filters. . I now have all my filters in two different folders on 2 different drives. It only took me a few dozen hours, but each is verifed to work and not slam shut any of my programs.
The links you included were of great help too.
May all good things pour down upon your helpful self. 🙂January 22, 2020 at 1:49 pm #37904Lyn LouParticipant
You’re welcome, and happy to help 🙂
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