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Version History


Version 4.09 for Windows (December 2015)

  • Support for HiDPI
    • The UI-Scaling-Preview-Cutoff problem in Photoshop CC 2014/2015 and Photoshop Elements 13/14 was fixed. However, the Soft Proof effect is not visible in the preview anymore if UI Scaling is active.
    • Larger cursors
  • Improved installation:
    • Three less clicks are necessary, because the language, start menu and ready pages are not displayed anymore.
    • There are no separate Start menu folders added for different versions anymore. So better uninstall previous and demo versions before installing new/full versions.
    • Under Windows 8 & 10 there are even less icons with better names installed on the All Apps section of the Start menu to avoid clutter.
    • Please uninstall from the Control Panel as the uninstall icon is not added to the Start menu anymore.
    • Plugin Installer supports HiDPI


Version 4 for Windows (January 2011)

  • 64-bit version included
  • Resizable window with visual styles.
  • Speed improvements:
    • 2.5 times faster: Patterns>Rasperry
    • 1.75 times faster: Nature>Flame, Nature>Tornado
    • 1.5 times faster: Patterns>70s Pop, Color>Mood
    • 1.25 times faster: Patterns>Random Art, Patterns>Radial Sinality, Color>Color Wizard
  • Improved compatibility with some applications, e.g. preview scrolling now works in SignLab and Image Analyzer.
  • Data Execution Protection (DEP) does not keep Harrys Filters from working anymore.
  • More precise rendering time measurement
  • To avoids write permission conflicts the .ini and preset are now saved in this folder:
    c:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\ThePluginSite\HarrysFilters4\
  • The values of the Brightness, blend controls and Instant Preview check box are preserved between session.
  • Bug Fix: The Blue Mode slider of the Artistic>Color Cocktail effect works again.
  • The installer supports a total of 38 languages. Plugin Installer supports several new compatible applications.
  • Support for silent installation: If you run the installer with the /silent or /verysilent command line parameter, the installation will run automatically and require no click. Plugin Installer will then automatically install the plugin in every supported application that it can find.


Version 3.01 for Windows (June 2007)

  • Windows Vista Compatibility: Harrys Filters now works under Vista even if your computer has 2 GB or more RAM.
  • 6 new presets
  • Plugin Installer was added: At the end of the installation the Plugin Installer tool will appear and let you copy the Harrys Filters plugin conveniently to your image application's plugin folder.


Version 3.0 for Windows (January 2004)

  • 14 New Effects: Color > Inversity, Artistic > Color Compress, Gradients > Spiral, Gradients > Triple, Patterns > Symbol Shaper, Warp > Kamikaze, Noise > Digital Cutter, Other > Convolver Pro. Additionally a new Nature group with the following effects: Dawning, Flame, Lightning, Polar Lights, Super Nova and Tornado.
  • Play Feature for effect animations with random slider values. Two combo boxes for choosing a frame/second value and one of five possible speeds. While the animation is displayed in the preview you can use all controls, e.g. change zoom, change a slider value, choose another effect.
  • 200% larger preview
  • General Brightness slider was added. The brightness sliders of some effects has been removed.
  • Blend feature with 20 blending modes and a ratio slider.
  • Harry's Filters works in Paint Shop Pro 8 now. An incompatibility with Paint Shop Pro 8 was fixed.
  • More than 30 new preset files.
  • The "Random" button has been renamed to "Jump".
  • Some filters have been fixed, e.g. the Crochet Art and Color Cocktail effects
  • The range of some sliders was internally shortened to make it easier to produce useful effects with them.
  • Some label names have been fixed and changed.
  • Bug that occured when opening a preset was fixed.
  • Clicking on the logo displays the About dialog


Version 2.0 for Windows (May 2001)

  • All 55 plugins were combined into one single plugin. The effects are choosable with the help of two combo boxes.
  • Zoomable and scrollable preview
  • Features for opening and saving preset files that have the extention .hfp. More than 90 presets are included.
  • Instant Preview check box for updating the preview while the sliders are dragged
  • Random Button for setting the sliders to random values
  • Help Button for displaying the help file


Version 1.0 for Macintosh (December 2000)

  • Filter Factory plugins converted for MacOS 8/9 with the help of Plugin Commander Pro.


Version 1.0 for Windows (1997 - 1998)

  • A collection of Filter Factory plugins originally known as "VideoRave".



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