New Portraiture plug-in just out

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New Portraiture plug-in just out

Postby plugsnpixels » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:48 am

I just got ahold of the new Portraiture plug-in from Imagenomic. Portraiture does a fantastic job with detail smoothing and softening skin tones (and skin tones only if desired!).
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Postby Sammo » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:15 pm

The portraiture plug-in appears to be just what I'm after. Any chance that it will be offered as an *.8bf plug-in compatible with Paintshop Pro?

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Postby plugsnpixels » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:10 pm

Hmm, I don't see PSP support listed on their website, though it is an *.8bf plug-in. Perhaps you can try the demo just to see if it works, or send an email to the developers with your request.

Next time I'm in Windows (I'm Mac-based), I'll try it with PSP XI.
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Postby rsnow » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:21 pm

The Portraiture plug-in seems quite expensive $169.95.

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Postby plugsnpixels » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:40 pm

rsnow, that is the price before the discount.
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Postby rsnow » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:26 pm

O.K. you are right. After discount it amounts to approximately $130. This is not a bad price for good software especially for someone who does a lot of portrait work. I didn't mean to imply that the plug-in wasn't worth the cost.

I guess it was more of a reaction of an old man who is retired (on a limited budget) and who has a hobby of digital photography. I'm always looking for inexpensive ways to improve my work but I realize that most times I have to just work harder to get the results I want.

I am new to this site and I do not want to upset anybody with my comments. I was just a little surprised at the price because most plug-ins I had seen before were usually under the $100 mark.

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Postby Jaci » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:01 pm

Sammo wrote:The portraiture plug-in appears to be just what I'm after. Any chance that it will be offered as an *.8bf plug-in compatible with Paintshop Pro?


Only plug-ins created for Photoshop 7 and below are compatible (with very few exceptions) with PSP. Since this one is for PS CS/CS2 you are out of luck.

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Postby plugsnpixels » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:23 am

rsnow, no worries! No one can afford to buy all of this stuff that comes out. Plug-in prices are all over the place. I try to make the decision making process a little easier by providing the information on my site.

What you say is true--you can recreate a lot of the plug-in effects manually, but it takes a lot of time and effort and know-how. Which is fine if you have the time/skill; not so fine when working under deadline ;-).
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Postby rsnow » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:47 pm

Well, as the saying goes, "I have more time than money" but I'll hang around and check things out here at the Plugin Site.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:11 pm

Jaci wrote:[Only plug-ins created for Photoshop 7 and below are compatible (with very few exceptions) with PSP.


Sorry, but your statement is not correct according to my experiences. Even if plugins were created with the Photosho CS SDK, they don't necessarily need to use features that are specific for Photoshop. So they can work with PSP, too.

rsnow wrote:The Portraiture plug-in seems quite expensive $169.95.


I agree. I also think that it is a bit overpriced as a Photoshop plugin. But everyone is free to buy it or not. If the makers want to earn less money by overprizing it, it is their decision :-). Otherwise it appears to be a nice plugin.

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Postby Jaci » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:00 pm

HaraldHeim wrote:Sorry, but your statement is not correct according to my experiences. Even if plugins were created with the Photosho CS SDK, they don't necessarily need to use features that are specific for Photoshop. So they can work with PSP, too.


Oh, sorry about passing on wrong information :oops:

Although I do remember seeing posts relating to this in several PSP forums and the general though is that the newest plug-ins released for Photoshop will not work with PSP, specially older versions such as 7.

Another problem is that developers aren't listing PSP as a supported program anymore, nor are using "photoshop-compatible" (which usually indicates that PSP is supported), they are listing specific Photoshop versions (CS and CS2).

Harald, do you have a list of the latest plug-ins that work with PSP?

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:46 pm

Sure, some plugin developers do not care about PSP and have not tested their plugins for compatibility with PSP, but even then their plugins may work with PSP.

Sorry, I have no list of plugins that work with PSP. I think it would be much easier to create a list of plugins that don't work with PSP. I think that 95% of all Photoshop plugins work with PSP.

If PSP is not listed on the product page of a plugin, you need to download the demo version and check it out yourself. It is also a good idea to write to the plugin developers and ask for compatibility with PSP. If these people become aware that many PSP users are interested, they may try to make future versions of their plugins compatible with PSP.

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Postby Jaci » Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:18 pm

Thanks, Harald. This clear things out a bit and I'll definitely pass this information on :wink:

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Protrait Plug-in

Postby dlroberts » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:22 pm

I use the Kodak/GEM Airbrush plug-in with Photoshop, but it claims to be compatible with other programs. It costs $99.95 -- you can download a trial at:

http://asf.com/products/plugins/airpro/pluginAIRPRO/

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Re: Protrait Plug-in

Postby plugsnpixels » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:24 am

dlroberts wrote:I use the Kodak/GEM Airbrush plug-in with Photoshop, but it claims to be compatible with other programs.


Portraiture offers quite a bit more adjustments than GEM. See the difference via screenshots here and here.
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Portatirure versus Kodak/Gem

Postby dlroberts » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:55 pm

I agree -- I was just giivng him options in case Portraiture doesn't work with his program.

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Postby plugsnpixels » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:49 pm

No worries, dl! ;-)
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