PS and Painter don't "see" Virtual Painter

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PS and Painter don't "see" Virtual Painter

Postby khrysalis » Thu Sep 05, 2002 3:58 pm

RE: Access Virtual Painter from PhotoShop and Painter

I purchased/installed PaintshopPro Anniversary. Then purchased the download Virtual Painter program and installed in my c:\Plugins folder. I AM able to use the Virtual Painter filters in PaintShop Pro with NO watermarks..

I use shortcuts in Photoshop and Painter to direct them to programs in my plugin folder. I am not having trouble with the other plugins in this folder...Painter and PhotoShop "see" them.

They do NOT "see" Virtual Painter.

I had no apparent problems with my INSTALL of Virtual Painter download.

When I looked in the c:\plugins\virtual painter folder...the virtual painter.exe is not there...I found it here: c:\windows\installer\{cab34...

In the Virtual Painter folder is a cab file, setup.ini, setup.exe and 3 installer files...

Any Ideas? Your reply appreciated!

(Windows XP)
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Postby Harald Heim » Fri Sep 06, 2002 1:56 pm

There should be an .8bf file in your Virtual Painter folder to have it appear in an graphic application. Maybe you should try to install it again.

I was told that Virtual Painter causes problems in Plugin Commander Pro. Maybe Virtual Painter is not a very compatible plugin, I do not know.

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Postby khrysalis » Sat Sep 07, 2002 2:20 pm

The 8bf files are in the data.cab file...if I copy them into the photoshop plugin folder I am able to use the filter. But will this method degrade performance in photoshop? Maybe I am better off just opening the file in PaintShopPro if I want to use that filter?

Thanks!
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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Sep 09, 2002 6:01 pm

One more plugin won't affect Photoshop's perfomance noticeably. There could be a problem if you have several hundred plugins installed in Photoshop.

Guest

Postby Guest » Mon Sep 09, 2002 7:44 pm

OK...thanks...

And thanks for all the great info on the site!....Trying to buzz thru a "crash" (ha) course on graphics programs...not enough hrs in the day syndrome...

Guest

Postby Guest » Fri Sep 13, 2002 3:21 am

The REAL plugins (.8bf) should be here:
C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins\VirtualPainter
You may also try with a serch of the folder VirtualPainter, wich contains all the plugins (they're twelve), in your system.
:)

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Postby Cam2 » Wed Feb 19, 2003 3:36 pm

By it`s nature it will always install into PSP Plugins folder and the path tends to be.. C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins\VirtualPainter. If like many of us you put all yer plugins into yer main packages plugins folder and then set a path to that in all other packages, thats the reason, check your plugins paths and see if you indeed have a path to Virtual Painter going to PSP plugins folder. VP is the only one i have in PSP7s plugins folder, the rest are all in Photoshops and
i just set a path to there and one to cover VP if need be.. i`m too lazy to move it. :-) Cam2


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