a collection of free plugins for performing useful photo manipulations
and effects e.g. sepia effects, saturation gradients, b/w conversion,
color space transformations and many more. Some of them have
a dialog with adjustable controls whereas others are applied
instantly without displaying a dialog.
in dozens of graphics applications including Photoshop, Paint
Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, PhotoPlus, Photo-Paint, IrfanView
and PhotoImpact under Windows and MacOS X. The plugins
also run natively in Photoshop CS3/CS4 on Intel-Macs. There
is also a 64bit version for the 64bit version of Photoshop CS4
for Windows. The Windows version supports 8bit and 16bit RGB
images whereas the Mac version only supports 8bit RGB images.
Additionally the Mac version does not contain the RGB2HSL, HSL2RGB
and Color Blind plugins.
To celebrate the success
of our PhotoWiz product series we decided to publish the free
PhotoFreebies. Our intention was to create small and easy-to-use
utilities for image manipulation. They are not as feature-rich
as our other PhotoWiz products, which were engineered for special
photo correction tasks. The PhotoFreebies produce more general
effects that are needed from time to time and are only inconveniently
reproducible in common graphics tools. The PhotoFreebies also
include effects which are less suitable for commercial products,
but nevertheless useful. Additionally you will also find some
features of our other PhotoWiz products in a more simplified
form in the PhotoFreebies collection. The PhotoFreebies collection
will of course be expanded with even more useful plugins in
Offers seven methods for removing the color from images and
achieving a grayscaled look.
(Windows only): Simulates red/green color blindness.
It can also be used for special effects.
Chroma Negative: Inverts the
colors without making the image a negative. Has a dialog with
a blend slider.
Desaturation Gradient: Gradually
desaturates the image in four possible directions.
Histo Fix: It fixes a chopped
histogram by interpolating lost image information. You can regain
1/2 bit, 1 bit or 2 bit of image information. Works only on
8bit images, because 16bit images do not have this problem.
Luma Negative: Turns the image
into a negative without changing the colors. Has a dialog with
a blend slider.
RGB2HSL and HSL2RGB
(Windows only): The RGB2HSL plugin converts the RGB channels
into HSL channels without leaving RGB mode. This allows you
to manipulate the HSL channels. The Hue component occupies the
R channel, the Saturation component is in the G channel and
the Lightness is placed in the B channel. The other plugin converts
the HSL channels back to RGB. No Dialog.
RGB2YCC and YCC2RGB:
The RGB2YCC plugin converts the RGB channels into YCC channels
without leaving RGB mode. This allows you to manipulate the
YCC channels. The Y-Luminosity component occupies the R channel
and the two Chroma components are in the G and B channels. The
other plugin converts the YCC channels back to RGB. No Dialog.
Remove Transparency: Makes
a transparent layer fully opaque. No Dialog.
Sepia: Lets you apply uniform
or colored sepia effects. Includes three controls. A sepia effect
of this quality isn't that easy to achieve in Photoshop or PSP.