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KPT v2 - cannot use in PSP

Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:11 pm
by purrrsistent
Hi all
I'm trying to get an old version of Kai's Power Tools (v2.0) filters to work with PSP7... from 1994, so they're on floppies, with instructions for Win 3.1 (I'm running Win98SE), but have installed them OK and pointed PSP to the folder where they are stored. The 22 filters are in .8bf format, but the collection doesn't show up as an item at all in the PSP Effects/Plugin Filters list. Any ideas about how can I get them to work, please?
Many thanks, AJ

Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:53 am
by HaraldHeim
KPT2 is a 16bit plugin which will probably only run in Photoshop if at all. You should use Photoshop 2.5 or 3 to run them. I don't know if newer Photoshop versions support them.

KPT v2 - cannot use in PSP

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:37 pm
by purrrsistent
Many thanks.
Is there any way of upgrading or converting 16-bit plugins?

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:53 pm
by HaraldHeim
As far as I know KPT2 wasn't upgraded to 32bit. What kind of effects does it have? Maybe they used some of them in later KPT products again.


Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:34 pm
by Jeff Mead
parts of KPT2 work with PSP5 (on Win95 anyway), in fact its the only version that will. PSP6 & up were able to use KPT3 (5,6, collections etc). KPT3 has all of the effects of 2, with a prettyer interface :wink:

hopefully revisiting

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:50 am
by KaiFan
in six short years..

Is there some kind of spiffy wrapper that will allow one to use KPT2 in Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop CS5?

Or even in GIMP (or GIMPphoto)?


especially since KPT2 is borderline abandonware. I am not sure if new users can purchase it any more :(

there are some fantastic blend modes in KPT2 that are sadly not available in photoshop of any version

There are even more blend modes in G'MIC for GIMP that KPT2 and Photoshop combined

Aside: What can one not create their own layer blend mode in photoshop?!?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:36 pm
by HaraldHeim
As far as I remember KPT2 is a 16-bit plugin. So you can only use it under Windows XP (not Vista and 7) and you need Photoshop 2.5 or 3 (non-CS).

Years ago I suggested to Adobe to add support for blend mode plugins. Their reply was that there is no general interest in them.

Corel Have them

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:06 pm
by realkuhl
FYI - Corel now sells all the Kai's Power Tools in a single package for 99.00.. ... bview=tab0

After looking at the list of included effects, these are only the newer effects found in KPT5,6 and 7. The page is kind of misleading because it shows a picture for the UI of Gradient Designer 2 but when you look at the list of effects, it's not included.....


John Lehmkuhl