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FocalBlade works under Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32-bit & 64-bit) as well as MacOS X (10.4 and higher). It supports RGB, Grayscale, Lab, CMYK images with 8-bit and 16-bit per channel.


The Standalone Version for Windows runs on its own and does not need other applicaton. For details on its supported image formats see here. It can also be run under MacOS X by following the instructions here.


The Lightroom Version for Windows requires one of the following applications to be installed:

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • ACDSee (Version 12 or higher)
  • ACDSee Pro (Version 3 or higher)
  • Bibble Lite (Version 5 or higher)
  • Bibble Pro (Version 5 or higher)
  • Corel AfterShot Pro


The Plugin Version requires one of the following applications to be installed:


MacOS X:

    64-bit:

    • Adobe Photoshop (Version CS5 or higher)
    • Computerinsel Photoline (Version 16.50 or higher)
    • LemkeSoft GraphicConverter (Version 8.2 or higher)

    32-bit:

    • Adobe Photoshop (Version CS2 (9.0.2) or higher)
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements (Version 6 or higher)
    • Adobe Illustrator (Version CS2 or higher)
    • Adobe Fireworks (Version CS3 or higher)
    • Computerinsel Photoline (Version 16.50 or higher)
    • LemkeSoft GraphicConverter (Version 8.2 or higher)

      Other applications that support Photoshop plugins may also work. We can also provide FocalBlade 1.01, which works with older versions of these applications and some other old applications.


Windows :

64-bit:
  • Adobe Photoshop (Version CS4 or higher)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements (Version 13 or higher)
  • Adobe Illustrator (Version CS6 or higher)
  • Computerinsel Photoline 64 (Version 16 or higher)
  • CorelDRAW (Version X6 or higher)
  • Corel Painter (Version 12.1 or higher)
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro (Version X6 or higher)
  • Corel Photo-Paint (Version X6 or higher)
  • Paint.NET (with the PSFilterPdn plugin) (Freeware: www.getpaint.net)
  • Serif PhotoPlus (Version X6 or higher)

32-bit:
  • Adobe Photoshop (Version 3 or higher, Version CS1 or higher)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe PhotoDeluxe
  • Adobe After Effects (Version 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5, but not animatable)
  • Adobe Illustrator (Version 7 or higher)
  • Adobe ImageReady (Version 2 or higher)
  • Adobe PageMaker (Version 6.5 or higher)
  • ACDSystems Photo Canvas (Version 2 or higher)
  • ACDSystems Photo Editor (Version 3 or higher)
  • ACDSystems Canvas (Version X or higher)
  • albelli photo book creator (Freeware: www.albelli.co.uk)
  • Ambient Design ArtRage Studio Pro (Version 3 and higher)
  • Arcadia PhotoPerfect (Version 2.9 or higher)
  • ArcSoft PhotoStudio (Version 5.5 or higher)
  • Artweaver Plus (Version 3 or higher)
  • Aurora Borealis Mandala Painter (Version 3 or higher)
  • CADlink SignLab (Version 5 or higher)
  • CDH Image Explorer Pro (Version 4 or higher)
  • Computerinsel Photoline 32 (Version 5 or higher)
  • CorelDRAW (Version 9 or higher)
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro (Version 10 or higher)
  • Corel Photo-Paint (Version 9 or higher)
  • Corel Bryce (Version 4 or higher)
  • Corel Painter (Version 6 and higher, except Version 10 and 11)
  • Deneba Canvas (Version 6 or higher)
  • DigiFoto (Version 3.5 or higher) (Freeware: www.klausdoege.de)
  • DigiSoft ProMedia (Version 2 or higher)
  • DigiSoft ImagePro 2K1
  • Discreet Combustion (Version 2 or higher, but not animatable and preview is bluish)
  • Equilibrium DeBabelizer Pro (Version 4.5 or higher)
  • GIMP (Version 1.2.4 or higher with the PSPI plugin) (Preview doesn't work correctly and may crash if you scroll it too often)
  • Helicon Filter (Version 4.2 or higher)
  • Image Analyzer (with the 8bf Interface plugin) (Freeware: meesoft.logicnet.dk)
  • imageN (Freeware: www.pixoid.com)
  • IrfanView (Version 3.85 or higher, Freeware: www.irfanview.com)
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro (Version 4.12 or higher)
  • KnowledgeAdventure HyperStudio (Version 4.2 or higher)
  • Logipole Konverter (Version 4 or higher)
  • Macromedia Freehand (Version 7 or higher)
  • Macromedia Fireworks (Version 2 or higher, but transparency isn't correctly displayed in the preview)
  • Magix Xtreme Photo Designer (Version 6 or higher, but applying the plugin to a selection or object causes problems and sometimes random crashes occur, Freeware: www.magix.com)
  • Mediachance PhotoBrush
  • Megalux Ultimate Paint (Version 2 or higher)
  • Megalux Ultimate FX (Freeware)
  • Metacreations Painter (Version 6 or higher)
  • Microfrontier Digital Darkroom (Version 1.2 or higher)
  • Micrografx Picture Publisher (Version 8 or higher, but the preview zoom won't work)
  • Microsoft Image Composer (Version 1.5 or higher, but dragging the preview isn't possible)
  • Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000
  • Microsoft Picture It! Digital Image Pro (Version 7 or higher, but a 100% zoom may not work correctly and Cancel sometimes produces a crash)
  • Newave Chaos Fx: Twilight'76 (Version 1.2 or higher)
  • New World Focus PhotoEditor (Version 4 or higher)
  • Paint.NET (with the PSFilterPdn plugin) (Freeware: www.getpaint.net)
  • 19th Parallel Sagelight (Version 3 or higher)
  • Photobie Design Studio (Version 1.8 or higher) (Freeware: www.photobie.com)
  • Photo Filter Factory (Version 9 and higher)
  • Picmaster (Version 1.25 or higher)
  • Plugin Commander Pro (Version 1.5 or higher)
  • PluginMaster
  • PhotoFiltre Studio (Version 7 or higher)
  • PhotoFiltre (Version 6.5 or higher) (with the 8bf Filters plugin) (Freeware: photofiltre.free.fr)
  • RealWorld Paint.com (Version 2008.1 or higher) (Freeware: www.rw-designer.com)
  • QFX / QFX LE (Version 7 or higher)
  • Right Hemisphere Deep Paint
  • Satori PhotoXL (Version 2.29 or higher)
  • Serif PhotoPlus (Version 6 or higher)
  • Serif PhotoPlus Starter Edition (Version 2 or higher) (Freeware: www.serif.com)
  • SigmaPi Pixopedia 24 (Version 1.0.5 or higher)
  • SigmaPi NiGulp (Version 1.5 or higher) (Freeware: www.sigmapi-design.com)
  • Stoik PictureMan Pro (Version 5 or higher)
  • ThinkTank Ameri-Imager (Version 2 or higher)
  • Ulead Gif Animator (Version 4 or higher)
  • Ulead PhotoImpact (Version 4 or higher)
  • Ulead PhotoExpress (Version 6 or higher)
  • VCW Vicman's Photo Editor (Version 6.9 or higher, but preview dragging causes crash) (Freeware: www.photo-editor.net)
  • WebSuperGoo Achroma
  • Xara X
  • XnView (Version 1.70 or higher) (Freeware: www.xnview.com)
  • Zoner Photo Studio (Version 9 or higher)


Processing images with 16-bit/channel
is only be possible with one of the following applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop (Version 5 or higher)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements (Version 3 or higher)
  • Computerinsel Photoline (Version 5 or higher)
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro (Version X3 (Service Pack 3) or higher)
  • 19th Parallel Sagelight (Version 3 or higher)

 



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