"I love to use plugins to massage my photo images. I came across this site in Photoshop User magazine and consider it quite a find. I know I will return here often, sort of like one-stop shopping for plugins and info. A BIG THANKS for your efforts to bring this to us."
"Graphic programs are only as good as the plugins that work in it. You can have a monster of a graphic program, but if it is limited to "x" plugins, YOU'RE creativity is limited. PLUGINS RULE!! :o) Thanks for all the fun!"
"... I check out as many as I can, but I only end up keeping a selected few. ... . It's sort of like an addiction. Certainly they can add something extra, even if the change is subtle and not immediately evident. Keep them coming. "
"Plugins are great especially when creating new [effects]. ... However, I use many others. Many can be applied in infinite ways, so not stale at all. The more used, the more intuitive, so I grab 'em and go!"
"I keep a catalog of every freeware filter I can get my hands on that won't crash my system as well as several commercial plugins ... . I have my favorites, but often I am driven to experiment and I'll create effects with lesser used plugins that can range from subdued to starteling. I love 'em. "
"I use them all the time.....to me they are an important part of my artwork....I'm not a professional by any stretch of the imagination, but the stuff I create ... screams the need to enhance the works of art with all those great little programs (plug-ins/filters). Without them, I would only have partial works of (so-so) art..... Instead I get stuff that people can say: WOW, <How did you do that>"
"Many of the commercial-grade plug-ins ... can greatly enhance your creations. There are some great free plug-ins out there too. Anyone who frequents this site is probably a plug-in junkie like myself. There is hardly a image I work on where I haven't used a filter of one kind or another. "
"I have dozens of filters, but I find I keep going back to just a few of them and using them over and over, and using most of the others only on occasion. Once in a while I find I can complete a project with just the tools my graphics programs offer, but most often I wind up using one plug-in or another. "
"Plug-in filters are a huge part of graphic design. Even as the programs themselves add more features, I'm sorry, but they just can't possibly come up with all the effects some of the outside plugins/filters create without a huge amount of extra work, if at all. The plugins and filters offer in some cases shortcuts, in other cases effects to your designs you simply couldn't get any other way. Not to mention the creativity by those who are actually making the plugins/filters is astounding. ... "
"... True, PSP and other apps are now coming out with filters and-or plugins included, but for a collector like me, I will never stop searching high and low for that next new whammo-zapper, super duper, plugin or filter! "
"I use PSP, PhotoImpact and Photoshop, and filters greatly enhance any image I am working on. I also appreciate the work the makers of filters do, especially the freeware ones, some of them are truly awesome and even better than the commercial ones. "
"I don't think I could design a graphic without the use of a filter of some kind. Main ones I use, EyeCandy 4000, KPT5 & 6......and Harry, yours of course. "
"I have literally hundreds of filters installed but I use very few of them. My most used filters are Simple Filters (Half wrap), my own filters (Teph's Tricks), KPT5, Eye Candy 4000, Super Blade Pro, Flaming Pear's Tachyon. If Paint Shop Pro had some sort of adjustable wrap around filter, or a way to write filters like Filter Factory (or better, use perl like GIMP does) I'd dump most of the basic plugin filters."