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Issues with this product

Postby dhjdhjdhj » Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:24 am

I just bought Plugin Commander and must admit to being quite baffled by it. I sent some questions to the email address 'harry@thepluginsite.de' that appeared through one of the menus and those emails bounced back.

By the way, one of the questions was querying how OLD is this product - it seems quite primitive, particularly from a user interface perspective - and I guess that having email bounce back would imply that it's REALLY old!

See below for a copy of my email

David Jameson


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Why exactly are there TWO panes in Plugin Commander? I'm struggling to understand how to use this thing - the user interface is INCREDIBLY awkward

What does "photoshop Mode" do, other than reduce the number of filters I can see in Plugin Commander? How does that relate to ANYTHING going on with Photoshop itself?

The browser is incredibly useless because it displays the actual filename of the filter under each image, whereas all references to filters both in Plugin Commander and Photoshop use the filter names


I bought this program because apparently it was needed to experiment with all those FFL filters (Andrew's filters) I found on a website - but those filters are pretty much useless so I can't tell what exactly this program is good for - all it seems to be able to do is change filename extensions to disable filters - and I can trivially drag filters out of the Photoshop plugin folders if I don't want them. How is this thing different from Plugin Manager, another program I'm starting to check out, having just bought a bunch of filters from I.C. Net


David Jameson

P.S. the wheelmouse doesn't work with the browser - how OLD is this program - is it really being supported anymore? The user interface would suggest that it was written a long time ago and has not been "modernised" at all.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:57 am

The email boxes @thepluginsite.de have been removed a few months ago. That's why your email bounced back. The latest version of Plugin Commander Pro was released in 2001 (as you can see on the Version History page), but there will be an update within one or two month.

The two panes in Plugin Commander resemble the "Norton Commander"-style, which is still used by a lot of file management tools. You can use one pane for the source folder and the second for the destination folder, e.g. when moving plugins.

The "Photoshop Mode" checkbox simulates how plugins were displayed on the Filter menu in Photoshop 5 and earlier. The next update will also include a feature to simulate the Filter menu in Photoshop 6 and later.

I don't think the browser is useless. The file names are also displayed in File View and you often need to work with the files and not just the filter name. Besided the main purpose of the browser is to give you a quick overview of the plugin effects.

Unlike Plugin Manager you can run Photoshop plugins in Plugin Commander Pro, see their effects in the preview window and browser, apply them to images and do many other things.

I will make the wheel mouse work in the next update.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:12 pm


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Postby HaraldHeim » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:16 pm


jjmead

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Postby jjmead » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:18 pm

I have had PiCo for several years, and use it all the time. And I use it for all the items you mentioned as useless. Plus I work with the files themselves far mor than the Filter names
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