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2014

February 7, 2014
ElementsXXL 2.01 contains two new features and several bug fixes.

 

2013

October 21, 2013
ElementsXXL 1.04 is available and includes various bug fixes.

September 25, 2013
ElementsXXL 1.03 with support for Photoshop Elements 12 was released. MetaRaw 1.02 supports new camera raw formats.

August 16, 2013
Version 2 of BWStyler for Windows was released. It includes many new effects, options and presets.

June 30, 2013
ElementsXXL 1.02 is available. The July issue of the Plugin Newsletter was published.

June 13, 2013
Our new MetaRaw product was released! It makes Adobe Camera Raw support more raw file types and lets you apply it as a filter.

May 14, 2013
ElementsXXL 1.01 and HyperTyle 2 were released. The May/June issue of the Plugin Newsletter was published.

March 21, 2013
Our new ElementsXXL for Windows product is here! It adds 120 Photoshop features to Photoshop Elements.

January 31, 2013
Version 1.02 of FilterHub with various bug fixes was released. The January/February issue of the Plugin Newsletter was published.

January 29, 2013
New MacOS X updates of ColorWasher, FocalBlade, LightMachine, BWStyler, ContrastMaster, ColorStyler and Plugin Galaxy.

 

2012

December 4, 2012
Version 1.01 of FilterHub was released. FilterHub now also runs in Photoshop 7 to CS3 and Photoshop Elements under Windows.

December 3, 2012
The MacOS X version of ColorStyler was released.

November 27, 2012
New Free Panels and Commerical Photoshop Panels pages were added to the Resources section. The Plugin Essentials article was updated with information about actions, scripts and extensions (chapter 1b) and it is explained how to run automation plugins and extension (chapter 14).

October 5, 2012
The September/October issue of the Plugin Newsletter was published.

October 1, 2012
Version 1.0 of FilterHub was released. Don't miss the advanced way to apply Photoshop plugins!

September 2, 2012
Version 1.50 of ThePluginSite Panel was released. The updates includes a faster startup and support for Photoshop CS6 and ColorStyler.

August 8, 2012
The August issue of the Plugin Newsletter was published.

August 3, 2012
Version 1.02 of ColorStyler for Windows is available.

August 1, 2012
Have a look at the ColorStyler review by Kay M. Kuhnlein.

July 18, 2012
New MacOS X updates for all PhotoWiz plugins (except PhotoFreebies). The compatibility with Photoshop CS6 was improved and various bugs were fixed.

July 3, 2012
The June/July issue of the Plugin Newsletter was published.

June 20, 2012
Version 1.01 of ColorStyler for Windows is available. It contains a new Skin feature that simulates the user interfaces of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom and PaintShop Pro.

May 12, 2012
The Windows version of our newest ColorStyler product was released. There is also a ten-minute introduction video available.

 

2011

December 1, 2011
Have a look at a preview of our next product called ColorStyler, which will offer more than 20 different effect types and reproduce many traditional color film effects.

November 30, 2011
Updates of all PhotoWiz Standalone/Lightroom versions were released. They offers support for ACDSee and newer raw files plus some bug fixes.

November 27, 2011
New Tutorial for making the PhotoWiz standalones work under MacOS X.

September 15, 2011
The PhotoWiz Bundle was permanently reduced in price by 10 to 15%.

August 19, 2011
Version 2.02 of PhotoFreebies for Windows was released. Version 1.07 of the TPSPanel is available.

July 28, 2011
The MacOS X version of the NoiseControl plugin was released.

July 12, 2011
The Plugins Essentials article contains new chapters called "Using Photoshop Plugins with Adobe Lightroom" and "Moving your Plugins to a New Computer"

June 27, 2011
All PhotoWiz Windows products (except PhotoFreebies) were updated, including a new version 1.01 of NoiseControl.

May 24, 2011
Version 1.06 of ThePluginSite Panel for Photoshop CS4/CS5 is available.

May 16, 2011
Our new NoiseControl product, which effectively removes image noise, became available. It is only available as a Windows plugin at the moment. A standalone versions will follow ASAP

March 1, 2011
Version 2.01 of Plugin Galaxy for MacOS X is available. It includes a 64-bit version for Photoshop CS5.

February 16, 2011
Version 2.03 of ColorWasher for MacOS X, including a 64-bit version for Photoshop CS5, was released.

February 5, 2011
Version 1.05 of the free The Plugin Site Panel for Photoshop CS4/CS5 was released.

February 2, 2011
Version 1.02 of LightMachine for MacOS X is available. It contains a 64-bit version for Photoshop CS5.

January 24, 2011
Version 1.03 of B/W Styler for MacOS X, including a 64-bit version for Photoshop CS5, was released.

January 23, 2011
Version 4.0 of Harrys Filters for Windows includes a 64-bit version and a resizable window.
Version 1.05 of HyperTyle for Windows renders two to four times faster.
Version 2.01 of PhotoFreebies for Windows was released.

 

2010

December 24, 2010
Version 1.02 of ContrastMaster for MacOS X was released. A 64-bit version for Photoshop CS5 is also available.

November 24, 2010
Version 2 of FocalBlade is available for MacOS X. A 64-bit version for Photoshop CS5 is included.

October 18, 2010
New pages were added to the Resources section: Free Lightroom Plugins and Commercial Lightroom Plugins.

October 7, 2010
The Standalone/Lightroom versions of all PhotoWiz products were updated. They support color management now.

September 10, 2010
Version 1.04 of the free TPS Panel is available. It supports Photoshop CS5 now.

September 4, 2010
Standalone/Lightroom versions of all commercial PhotoWiz products are available for Windows now. They seamlessly integrate into Adobe Lightroom and can also be used as applications on their own.

September 4, 2010
New updates of all commercial PhotoWiz plugins for Windows were released. Their user interfaces were unified and many improvement were added.

August 30, 2010
Version 1.61 of Plugin Commander was released. Several fixes were added for making it work more reliable.

July 7, 2010
Version 2.01 of Plugin Galaxy for Windows was released. A 64-bit Windows version is included.

May 5, 2010
The Mac versions of the PhotoWiz plugins have been updated with an installer that detects Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

April 19, 2010
Version 2 of FocalBlade for Windows is available now. A Mac version will become available soon.

July 8, 2010
Our Photo Galaxy and Abstraction/Mutation products were discontinued.

June 29, 2010
The Free Photoshop Plugins page was updated with the latest plugins.

April 12, 2010
The Plugin Essentials article was updated regarding Photoshop CS5.

January 22, 2010
The Mac versions of all PhotoWiz plugins (except PhotoFreebies) were updated. The updates include a universal binary version and a few bug fixes. ColorWasher for Mac offers some dialog improvements.

January 18, 2010
Version 1.6 of Plugin Galaxy AE (for Win/Mac) was released. It supports Intel-Macs and the latest versions of After Effects and Premiere. The manual, instructions and the logo were also updated.

January 3, 2010
Version 1.03 of the free ThePluginSite Panel supports the latest plugin versions and possible future ones.

 

2009

December 30, 2009
Version 1.07 of FocalBlade for Windows and Version 1.04 of ContrastMaster for Windows were released. These are bug fix releases.

November 6, 2009
New updates are available for the Windows versions of our FocalBlade, LightMachine, B/W Styler and ContrastMaster plugins. The updates also include 64-bit versions for Photoshop CS4.

November 10, 2009

Version 1.02 of the free ThePluginSite Panel for Photoshop CS4 is available. It now supports all demos and old versions of our plugins, avoids display delays and fixes a crash bug.

October 3, 2009
The design of The Plugin Site has evolved. The page width is fixed now, there is a new simplified nav bar at the top and the layout of a few pages was changed. We hope you also like the new search feature at the top. The old Know-How section was merged into the Resources section. The Download Center is also improved. But we are not finished yet. The redesign of The Plugin Site is still in progress.

September 30, 2009
We released the free ThePluginSite Panel for Photoshop CS4. It lets you run our plugins more conveniently and use the brush tool to apply their effect.

September 25, 2009
The winners of the Postcard Contest 2009 were elected. More than 450 postcards from 150 people participated in the contest.

July 7, 2009
Version 2.0 of Plugin Galaxy for MacOS X is available. It contains an universal binary version that runs natively on Intel-Macs.

May 31, 2009
Version 2.04 of ColorWasher for Windows is available. It now includes a 64bit version for Photoshop CS4 64bit.

April 20, 2009: The Plugin Book Giveaway offered three copies of the new plugin book from Lark Books. The winners have already been chosen at the end of May.

March 11, 2009: The Postcard Contest 2009 has just opened up. You can win one of 20 prizes worth a total of $3500 by sending a postcard to us.

March 2, 2009: Version 2.0 of PhotoFreebies for Window were released. The update also includes a 64bit version for the 64bit version of Photoshop CS4.

February 23, 2009: The Plugin Essentials article was updated with information about 64bit plugins.

February 5, 2009: Version 1.04 of HyperTyle for Windows was released. It includes enhanced Vista support and an updated installer.

February 2, 2009: The installer of Plugin Galaxy 2 for Windows was updated. The Mac OSX version of Plugin Galaxy is now delivered as a .dmg file and not as a .sit file anymore.

January 30, 2009: Version 1.02 of ContrastMaster for Windows was released. It includes scripting support.

January 28, 2009: The Free Plugins and Commercial Plugins pages were updated.

 

2008

December 2, 2008: ContrastMaster for MacOS X and FocalBlade 1.05 for Windows were released.

October 20, 2008: ColorWasher 2.03 for Windows and B/W Styler 1.01 for Mac were released.

September 11, 2008: Version 1.01 of ContrastMaster for Windows was released. It Includes several bug fixes plus a German localization.

August 5, 2008: Our new ContrastMaster plugin was released for Windows. It can be used for effective contrast enhancement as well as creating dramatic contrast looks, photorealistic paintings and HDR-like effects.

July 24, 2008: The Plugin Essentials article was updated with information on how to use all filter plugins as smart filters in Photoshop CS3.

July 8, 2008: The Free Photoshop Plugins page was updated with new plugins. The Polls 2008 page was updates with recent poll results.

May 29, 2008: Version 1.02 of B/W Styler for Windows is available. Version 2.01b of ColorWasher for MacOS X was released, too.

April 4, 2008: Version 1.02 of LightMachine for Windows is available.

February 29, 2008: FM Patcher, a tool for making FilterMeister .8bf plugins Vista-compatible, was released. It is a coproduction of The Plugin Site and AFH Systems. The Plugin Essentials article was updated with with a new "Making FilterMeister Plugins work under Windows XP and Vista" section.

January 26, 2008: The Free Photoshop Plugin page was updated with several new plugins.

 

2007

December 8, 2007: Version 1.03 of HyperTyle was released. The demo version now contains a Freeware main effect which is for free and does not apply a watermark. New Plugin Galaxy 2 tutorials have been added.

October 26, 2007: Plugin Galaxy 2.0 for Windows was released.

August 24, 2007: The free PhotoFreebies plugins are available for MacOS X now.

July 31, 2007: The Free Photoshop Plugin page was updated with new plugins.

June 30, 2007: Version 3.01 of Harrys Filters for Windows and Version 1.01 of the PhotoFreebies for Windows were released. Both updates fix compatibility issues with Vista and offer a few enhancements.

May 25, 2007: Version 2.01 of ColorWasher for MacOS X was released. A Mac-Intel version (for Photoshop CS3) of ColorWasher is now available, too.

April 2, 2007: Version 1.01 of B/W Styler for Windows was released.

April 2, 2007: The Mac-Intel versions (for Photoshop CS3) of FocalBlade and LightMachine were released. You can now run them natively on a Mac with Intel processor with increased processing speed.

March 26, 2007: The Windows versions of ColorWasher, FocalBlade and LightMachine were updated to fix a bug that occurs under Windows Vista with at least 2 GB RAM.

February 13, 2007: The MacOS X version of B/W Styler was released. It runs natively in Photoshop CS3 on Macs with an Intel processor.

January 8, 2007: The Free Plugins and Commercial Plugins pages was updated. The Plugins Essentials article was updated with new paragraphs about using plugins under MacOS X and about non-destructive Filtering.

 

2006

December 29, 2006: The Polls 2006 page was updates with recent poll results.

November 1, 2006: Version 1.0b of B/W Styler for Windows is available.

September 28, 2006: B/W Styler for Windows was released.

July 29, 2006: Nr. 5 of the Plugin Guide series deals with the Mehdi Plugins and shows you how to achieve three photo effects with them. Additionally the Polls 2006 and Free Plugins pages were updated.

June 30, 2006: Finally another interview in the Plug-Talk series. This time with the owner of this web site, Harald Heim.

May 31, 2006: The forth article in the Plugin Guide series deals with the the Xero plugins and shows you how to achieve nice decolorization, motion blur and paint effects.

April 25, 2006: Plugin Artists #1, the first article in a new series, starts off with Stefan Gesell who gives an interview and demonstrates how he enhanced one of his photos.

April 18, 2006: The MacOS X version of LightMachine was released.

March 28, 2006: Plugin Commander was updated with a small bug fix concerning the conversion of FFL files. The Free Plugins, Polls 2005 and Polls 2006 pages have been updated.

March 24, 2006: The Plugin Essential article has been updated with a paragraph about "Using Filter Factory Plugins under MacOS X".

February 20, 2006: Our next PhotoWiz product called B/W Styler is announced for release later in 2006.

February 13, 2006: Plugin Guide #3 takes a look at the Rosenman Filters and features three tutorials for it.

January 13, 2006: The MacOS X version of FocalBlade was released.

January 11, 2006: Plugin Guide #2 reviews the Cybia Plugins and demonstrates how to achieve three nice effects with it.

 

2005

December 8, 2005: The first article in the new Plugin Guide series was released. It contains three tutorials for Harry's Filters.

November 7, 2005:
Version 1.01 of LightMachine is available.

October 22, 2005: Version 2.0c of ColorWasher for MacOS X was released.

September 12, 2005: Version 2.0b of ColorWasher for MacOS X was released.

August 29, 2005: The Review section was redesigned. Now everyone can add products and post reviews. You can login with your password from The Plugin Site Forum or simply register for one. The three persons who post the most reviews during the next four weeks will win a prize.

August 25, 2005: The MacOS X version of ColorWasher was released.

July 31, 2005: Version 1.60 of Plugin Commander was released.

July 29, 2005: The fourth Plug-Talk interview is with with Jeff Butterworth from Alienskin. You may win a copy of EyeCandy 5: Impact by answering a simple question.

June 30, 2005: Photo Galaxy 1600 Themes and Photo Galaxy 1600 Textures have been released. The previous five volumes of Photo Galaxy 1600 have been remodeled into these two new products, which cost 33% less than the original products.

June 30, 2005: The third Plug-Talk interview with Alex Hunter from FilterMeister was published. You may win one of three copies of FilterMeister by answering a simple question.

June 28, 2005: Several Plugin pages in the Resources section were updated. The Polls 2005 page in the Know-How section was added.

May 31, 2005: Version 1.04 of FocalBlade was released.

May 30, 2005: Have a look at the second Plug-Talk interview with Nils Kokemohr from nik multimedia and win one of three copies of Color Efex Pro 2.

April 30, 2005: Version 2.02b of ColorWasher is available. It is a bug fix release.

April 28, 2005: Two new pages in the Resources section: Free Photoshop-Compatible Tools features freeware tools that let you run Photoshop plugins and Plugins by Category lists plugins according to their task and gives recommendations.

March 31, 2005: Version 2.02 of ColorWasher was released. It contains some new features and a lot of bug fixes.

February 28, 2005: Version 1.0b of LightMachine was released. It contains two new features and several bug fixes.

February 18, 2005: The first interview in our Plug-Talk series is now available.

January 1, 2005: Our new LightMachine plugin in the PhotoWiz series was released.

 

2004

November 30, 2004: Special Christmas Offer: Order a product from The Plugin Site worth at least $29.95 and get HTML Shrinker Pro worth $30 for free. Valid until December 23!

October 30, 2004: The Plugin Essentials article was updated. It includes new sections about plugin hosts, FFL conversion, image modes, 16bit plugins, batch processing and plugin creation tools. Several pages about Free Plugins have been updates in the KnowHow section.

October 14, 2004: The MacOS X Version of Plugin Galaxy for AE was updated. It supports After Effects 6.0 and 6.5 now.

September 31, 2004: The PhotoWiz Contest 2004 was started. It is running until December 31, 2004 and you can win one or more of the 66 prizes worth a total of $6400.

August 31, 2004: Two articles about free plugins and image enlargement plugins were added to the Reviews section.

July 10, 2004: FocalBlade 1.03 was released.

June 30, 2004: ColorWasher 2.01 was released. The Free Plugins and Free Tools pages of the Resources section were updated.

July 24, 2004: The Free Filter Factory Plugins page is completely reworked. Many broken links were fixed.


July 15, 2004:
If you order one of our products through Paypal, you now get the download instructions immediatelly after the order was processed.

May 31, 2004: ColorWasher 2.0 has been released. It contains a lot of great improvements compared to Version 1.0.

March 19, 2004: Our new Photo Galaxy 2300 product was released.

February 12, 2004: A new main Order Form is now available for ordering our products. It automatically grants discounts when ordering more than one product and it simplifies ordering multiple products. At the same time we also relaunched our Affiliate Program with a improved features and a higher commission.

January 30, 2004: Version 1.02b of FocalBlade has been released. Version 3.0 of Harry's Filters is now available. Four new plugin reviews in the Reviews section.

March 31, 2004: Photo Galaxy 800 and 1600 are offered for an approx. 50% reduced price until April 17, 2004. Several pages of the Resources and KnowHow section have been updated.

February 10, 2004: Our web site has been completely transfered to a faster server now. Please excuse that this web site was unavailable under the URL www.thepluginsite.com from February 5 to 9.

 

2003

December 31, 2003: Version 1.02 of FocalBlade has been released. Several pages of the Resources section were updated.

November 30, 2003: PhotoFreebies, a new freeware plugin package, was released. The Photo Galaxy 800 CD was released. A 14-day special offer for our HyperTyle product is now available.Four new plugin reviews in the Reviews section.

November 17, 2003: Version 1.01b of FocalBlade was released.

October 31, 2003: Version 1.01 of FocalBlade was released. Two new plugin reviews in the Reviews section.

September 30, 2003: The Polls 2003 page and the Commercial Plugins page were updated.

July 25, 2003: Version 1.0 of FocalBlade was released.

June 25, 2003: Version 1.02 of ColorWasher was released.

June 19, 2003: Several Pages of the Resource section have been updated with new software items.

May 19, 2003: The "Introduction to Plugins" text has been replaced with the more extended Plugin Essentials article.

April 17, 2003: Plugin Galaxy 1.50 for MacOS X and Mac OS 9 were released.

April 10, 2003: The Plugins database of the GraphicsGalaxy Search Engine was updated. The Free Plugins and Free FF Plugins pages were updated.

March 19, 2003: HyperTyle 1.02 was released. A new section called The Plugin Site Wiki was added to this site.

March 17, 2003: The Polls 2002 and Polls 2003 pages have been updated with the latest results.

March 4, 2003: Version 1.01 of ColorWasher was released.

February 14, 2003: The new Download Center, which makes it easier to access the downloads of our freeware and demo versions, went online. The News, Resources and Know-How sections were updated.

January 31, 2003: ColorWasher, our new color correction plugin, was released.

 

2002

December 30, 2002: Version 2.60 of HTML Shrinker was released.

November 30, 2002: Version 1.50 of Plugin Galaxy for AE has been released. Special Offer: Plugin Commander Pro can be ordered for $39.95 instead of $50 (20% reduced) until Dec 14, 2002.

November 29, 2002: Several pages of the Resources section were updated. A new Google search feature is available from the Search page. User Galleries are now available for some of our products.

October 31, 2002: HyperTyle 1.01 was released;The winners of the Contest Galaxy 2002 are announced; The Plugin Creation Tools page was updated.

September 29, 2002: Photo Galaxy Vol. 5- "Mixed Impressions" with 1000 new photos was released.

August 19, 2002:
Several pages of the
Resources and Know-How sections were updated, reworked or just added.

July 31, 2002: HyperTyle 1.0, a sophistcated texture plugin, has been released.

June 27, 2002: The Abstraction CD has been released. The Galaxy Contest 2002 was opened. Win some great prizes with your artwork!

May 30, 2002: The links of the Free Tools, Free Plugins and Free FF plugins pages have been updated.

May 29, 2002: Photo Textures II has become available.

April 29, 2002: Plugin Galaxy 1.50 for Windows has been released.

April 22, 2002: The MacOS X version of Plugin Galaxy for AE has been released.

March 8, 2002: The Plugin Site Discussion Forums have been launched. Feel free to post your comments.

27th February 2002: Version 2.50 of HTML Shrinker is available. The links of the Free Plugins and Free FF plugins pages have been updated again.

21th January 2002: The links of the Free Tools, Free Plugins and Free FF plugins pages have been updated.

14th January 2002:
Photo Galaxy Vol. 3 - "Dark Season" was released...

10th January 2002: The Download Version of Edge & Frame Galaxy is available for Macintosh. Plugin Commander Pro can be ordered on CD now.

 

2001

24th November 2001: Special Offers for Plugin Galaxy and Edge & Frame Galaxy are available until the 31st December, the Visitor Gallery has been updated with 18 new images.

16th November 2001: Photo Galaxy Vol. 2 - Photo Textures was released.

13th October 2001: The Mutation and Photo Galaxy products were released.

10th October 2001: Some pages of the Ressource section were updated.

6th September 2001: New tutorial called Introduction to Plugins for Beginner was published.

2nd July 2001: Plugin Galaxy for AE (Win/Mac) wasreleased.

21st June 2001: The Plugin Site Affiliate Programm was updated. Two new products can now be offered by the affiliates. Additionally affiliates will get a copy of the product after selling it 5 times (was 10 times before).

19th June 2001: Some pages of the Ressource section were updated.

12th June 2001: Version 1.02 of Plugin Galaxy for Macintosh was released.

28th April 2001: Harry's Filters 2.0 for Windows is available. Don't miss the Harry's Filters Contest with great prizes.

25th April 2001: A PDF Manual for Plugin Commander is available on the Download page now, the Plugin Commander Discussion List has been started, the Plugin Installation tutorial was updated and the Visitor Gallery filled with new images.

4th April 2001: Easter Specials: Get Edge & Frame Galaxy and Plugin Galaxy for a greatly reduced price.

22th March 2001: HTML Shrinker 2.01 has been released. Several pages of the Resources section have been updated.

22nd February 2001: Version 1.52 of Plugin Commander has been released. The Visitor Gallery has been updated with 19 new images.

29th January 2001: Version 2.0 of HTML Shrinker has been released.

19th January 2001:
Plugin Galaxy for Windows is available for a special reduced prize until the 4th February. Reviews about Eye Candy 4000, Paint Shop Pro 7 and PSP Web Graphics were published in the Reviews section.

11th January 2001: The Graphics Galaxy Search Engine has been updated with new effects and tutorials and submission forms have been added. A download version of Edge & Frame Galaxy was made available again due to a large amount of requests.

 

2000

22nd December 2000: Plugin Commander 1.51 was released. Have a look at the Photoshop 6 review.

16th December 2000:
Free Filters page and Free Tools page updated. Several Links on the Filter Factory Plugins page were updated.

2nd December 2000:
New CD Bundles available: the Plugin Commander/Plugin Galaxy CD Bundle and the Ultimate Paint/Plugin Galaxy CD Bundle. Also there are new Panopticum products available.

28th November 2000: The Graphics Galaxy Search Engine is now available at this site. It can be used to search for plugins, tutorials, actions, tubes and reviews.

17th November 2000:
New reviews in the Review section, tutorials added to the Know-How section, new freeware downloads in the Products section.

27th October 2000:
Version 1.01 of Plugin Galaxy for Macintosh is available. It support various new image applications and works more stable now.

 

 


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