Lens Flare for IrfanView?

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Lens Flare for IrfanView?

Postby jones » Sun May 02, 2004 1:58 am

Hi all. I'm looking for an easy to use, flexible filter that will do lens flares in IrfanView. I'm looking for this for a friend who also has PhotoDeluxe, but prefers Irfanview. Thanks.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sun May 02, 2004 4:50 pm

As IrfanView now supports Photoshop plugins, have a look at the freeware and commercial plugins from www.axionfx.com. The commercial plugin has more features, but the free one can already create impressive lens flares.

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Postby jones » Mon May 03, 2004 3:02 am

Hi Harald, I tried that one and found it fine for my own use, even the lens flare that comes with Photoshop is great. I was hoping there would be something even more straight forward, as the person who'll be using this is not really an imaging guy. What he really wants is to be able to put a "glare star" (not sure what to call it!) at a point on several images, without the rest of the flare.

Since I've never used PhotoDeluxe, I have no idea what can be done with that program. Does it support layers? Use Photoshop filters?

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon May 03, 2004 12:30 pm

For a star effect have a look at the Star plugin from our Plugin Galaxy product at http://thepluginsite.com/products/plugingalaxy/

PhotoDeluxe has ome kind of layers, but they are quite limited. It supports Photoshop plugins, but again in a clumsy way. I found PhotoDeluxe one of the worst graphics applications that I ever used. It may be fine for absolute beginner who just want to do a few uncomplicated things, but if you want to do some special stuff you should better forget about it.

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Postby jones » Mon May 03, 2004 4:56 pm

HaraldHeim wrote:For a star effect have a look at the Star plugin from our Plugin Galaxy product at http://thepluginsite.com/products/plugingalaxy/

Thanks Harald, that's nice. I'll send him to take a look.

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Postby TARL_FURY » Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:53 pm

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/novamatic.html

You also might want to check this freeware download out.

It isn't a plugin, ....but rather a small, yet effective stand-alone program.

I found it very easy to use as a beginner, back in my "early days" of graphic design ...perhaps your friend will have some use for it, and like it...or perhaps not.

...but either way, it's 100% FREE to find out! :)

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