How to fix/reset flaming pear plugins

Comments and discussions about 8bf plugins which can be use in various applications like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro or Photo-Paint
dbpvr
Plugin Novice
Plugin Novice
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:24 am

How to fix/reset flaming pear plugins

Postby dbpvr » Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:07 am



to reset Mr contrast delete this out of your registry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WMMENU.WMenuCtrl.2\CLSID29] < delete this key and all sub keys
if this key does not exist you'll need to use the method described below

after removing this you will need to re register it again with your reg#
(if you still get problems then contact flaming pear to get a new license key)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

use a program that monitors your registry to find the right key for the plug in that is affected. I used a free program called regmon available at www.sysinternals.com.

Exempt monitoring any process other than photo shop then run photo shop open an image for editing then clear the screen of regmon then open the plug in.go back to regmon you will see what keys it opened.double click the key and it will open it in reg edit (it will be similar to that of Mr contrast btw)
highlight the main [CLSIDxx] key right click export save to disk as a name you will remember. after you saved it you can delete that key because by double clicking the file you just saved will restore it again thats why its important to save it before making the change

If all goes well you'll be able to re register your product with your license key again

Natalie_ca
Plugin Power User
Plugin Power User
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:17 am

Re: How to fix/reset flaming pear plugins

Postby Natalie_ca » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:36 am


Natalie_ca
Plugin Power User
Plugin Power User
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:17 am

Postby Natalie_ca » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:36 pm

Ok. I found a solution.

It seems that Flaming Pear not only saves a registry key for the registration number in the registry, but also a cache of general settings.

The general settings are located in the following registry path.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER>software>Jasc>Paint Shop Pro >JascCmdPluginHost>Flaming Pear

The paint shop pro entry should have the # version behind it..and the flaming pear entries will have each plugin name behind it.

I went to the Paint Shop Pro v8 one and first right clicked each key folder and picked "Export" the file and saved it with it's name, and then deleted the key.



Anyway, after I did that, for good measure I went and uninstalled and reinstalled the offending Flaming Pear plugins.

When I tried to use the plugins, I didn't get asked to re-enter the registration code. But the plugins now work!

So it seems that there must have been a cache of some kind in those folders inside the registry that needed to be deleted.

Natalie_ca
Plugin Power User
Plugin Power User
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:17 am

Postby Natalie_ca » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:39 pm

So far as "Regmon" program is concerned. For those who don't know like I did, here is how you set it to display only certain processes.

When regmon is running , there is a filter option on the taskbar . It looks sortof like a \/ shape with a blue bit on the top . If you put your mouse over you should get a text label displayed Filter . Click that and type the process name on the first line of the box, you can put a * at the end to catch all similar names , so try photosh* and see what you get , It will filter all current entries . Another of those taskbar icons will stop the display scrolling to make it easier to see what you have .



Return to “Photoshop-compatible Plugins”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests