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How to Install Photoshop-compatible plugins (.8bf Files)

 

 

Adobe Photoshop / Photoshop Elements / Illustrator / ImageReady

Make sure you installed the plugin(s) into the "Plugins" or "Plug-ins" sub folder inside the Photoshop, Illustrator or ImageReady folder. We recommend that you create a sub folder with the name of the plugin in that folder and install it there. After restarting the application, you will find it on the Filter menu.

 

Adobe PhotoDeluxe

Make sure you installed the plugin(s) into the "Plugins" or "Plug-ins" sub folder inside the PhotoDeluxe folder. We recommend that you create a sub folderwith the name of the plugin in that folder and install it there. After restarting the application, you need to make PhotoDeluxe display all menu items if you didn't already do that. To do that go to the Preferences sub menu of the File menu and choose the last item ("Extend Menu" or something similar) on the sub menu. You will find the plugin(s) in the Effects menu.

 

Adobe PageMaker

Make sure you installed or copied the 8bf files into the Rsrc/.../Plugins/Effects folder inside the PageMaker folder. After restarting PageMaker, you will find them in the Element> Image> Photoshop Effects menu.

 

CiEBV Photoline 32

Choose 'File options' or 'Extended' from the Options menu, click on the 'Plug In Path' tab and select the folder where the 8bf files are located. After pressing OK, the plugins will appear at the bottom of the the Filter menu.

 

Corel Photo-Paint

Press <Ctl + J> to display the Options dialog, select Plugins from the list box on the left, press the Add button and choose the location of the 8bf files. The plugins will appear in the Effects menu right after the Options dialog disappeared.

 

Corel Photo House

Select Effects > Plug-in Effects > Add/Remove Plug-in Effects. Press the Add button and select the folder where the 8bf files are located. After pressing OK, the plugins will appear on the Effects > Plug-in Effects menu.

 

Deneba Canvas

Select Preferences from the File menu. In the Prefernces dialog select the Paint tab. Press the Plug-ins button and select the folder where the 8bf files are located. After restarting Canvas, the plugin effects will appear on the Image > Filter sub menu.

 

imageN

Select Plug-ins from the Configure menu. In the appearing Plugins dialog press the Search button. After imageN has searched all your drives for plugins (which can take a while), the plugin effects will appear on the plugin list, too. To apply a plugin, select it from the list and press the Test buton.

 

IrfanView (Version 3.85 and higher)

Make sure that an image is displayed in IrfanView. Then select Image > Effects > Adobe 8BF filters. In the appearing dialog press the "Add 8BF filters" button and choose the folder where you installed the plugin(s).They will now appear in the list on the left. To run a plugin please double click on the appropriate item or select it and press the "Start selected filter" button.

 

Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 & 9

Choose Preferences > File Locations from the File menu, select the Plug-ins item from the list box, press the Add button, press the Browse button and select the folder where you installed the plugin(s). After pressing two times OK, the plugin(s) will appear in the Plug-in Filters sub menu of the Effects menu.

 

Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7

Choose Preferences > File Locations from the File menu, press the Plug-in Filters tab and select the folder, you extracted the 8bf files to. After pressing OK, the plugins will appear in the Plug-in Filters sub menu of the Effects menu.

 

Jasc Paint Shop Pro 4 - 6

Choose Preferences from the File menu, press the Plug-in Filters tab and select the folder, you extracted the 8bf files to.

After pressing OK, the plugins will appear on the Plugin Filters sub menu of the Image menu.

 

Macromedia Freehand

Make sure you installed or copied the 8bf files into the English/Xtras sub folder inside the Freehand folder. After restarting Freehand, you will find the plugin effects in the Xtras menu.

 

Macromedia Fireworks

Choose Preferences from the File menu and in the Folders section of the Preferences dialog activate the Photoshop Plug-ins checkbox . Then select the folder, you installed or copied the 8bf files to, by pressing the "..." or Browse button. After restarting Fireworks the plugins will be displayed at the bottom of the Xtras menu.

 

Megalux Ultimate Paint

Choose Preferences from the Options menu, click on the Plugins tab and select the folder where the 8bf files are located. After pressing OK, the plugins will appear in the Adobe sub menu of the Image menu.

 

Corel Painter / Fractal Design Detailer

Choose Preferences > Plugins... from the Edit menu and select the folder where the 8bf files are located. After restarting Painter/Detailer, the plugins will appear on the Effects menu.

 

Microfrontier Color It!

Make sure you installed or copied the 8bf files into the "Plug-ins" sub folder inside the ColorIt! folder. After restarting the application, you will find them in the Filter menu.

 

Microsoft Photodraw 2000

Select Tools > Options and press the Plug-in tab. Press the Browse button and select the folder where the 8bf files are located. Finally press OK on the Options dialog. Choose Format > Effects > Plug-ins and select the plugin category in the combo box at the top of the Plug-ins dialog.

 

Micrografx Picture Publisher

Make sure you installed or copied the 8bf files into the "Plugins" sub folder inside the Picture Publisher folder. After restarting Picture Publisher, you will find them in the Effects menu.

 

Right Hemisphere Deep Paint

Select File > Preferences > Directories and press the Browse button next to the Photoshop Plugins text box. In the file dialog, select the folder where the 8bf files are located and press Ok. Then press Ok on the Directories dialog. After restarting Deep Paint, you will find the plugin effects in the Filters menu.

 

SPG Colorworks: WEB

Choose Preferences from the File menu and select the folder, you installed or copied the 8bf files to, at the bottom of the Preferences dialog. After pressing OK, the plugins will be accessible from the Plug-in Filter Selector dialog available from the Effects menu.

 

Ulead Photo Impact

Choose Preferences from the File menu and select the folder, you installed or copied the 8bf files to, in the Plugins tab of the Preferences dialog.

After restarting Photo Impact the plugins will be displayed at the bottom of the Effect menu.

 

Ulead Gif Animator

Choose Preferences from the File menu, click on the Plugin Filters tab and select the folder where the 8bf files are located. After restarting Gif Animator, the plugins will appear in the Filters menu.

 

Ulead PhotoExpress

Choose "Preferences" from the File menu and select the folder, where you installed the plugin(s), in the Plug-Ins tab of the Preferences dialog. After restarting PhotoExpress the plugin(s) will be displayed in the Photo menu.

 

 

 


 

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