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Xero-like Filters for Mac?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:11 pm
by jones
Alas, I must give up my trusty old (emphasis on "old") PC for a new Mac. I will really miss a couple of the utilities that are available only to PC, most notably some of the Xero filters for Photoshop. There must be a way to duplicate some of the effects, if I say which ones can anyone help me figure it out?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:01 pm
by HaraldHeim
The easiest solution would be to install Windows on your Mac, either in a virtual machine or as a dual boot option.

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:06 am
by jones
HaraldHeim wrote:The easiest solution would be to install Windows on your Mac, either in a virtual machine or as a dual boot option.

I agree. Except it would also be the most expensive option, unless I went back to a much earlier version of Photoshop for the Windows, unless there is a way around having to have Photoshop on the Windows side. I ask because I don't know about this.

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:14 pm
by HaraldHeim
There are several freeware applications that let you run Photoshop plugins under Windows. See here for some:
http://www.thepluginsite.com/products/p ... bility.htm

My recommendation would be XnView or IrfanView.

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:47 am
by jones
thanks, Harold. I was hoping to avoid loading Windows on my new Mac. Maybe I'll just hang onto the PC for times when I want to use the Xero filters.