Compatible Photoshop Image Filters

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Adobe® Photoshop®-compatible image filters

RealWord Paint, RealWord Photos and RealWord Icon Editor are able to use .8bf image filters created for Adobe® Photoshop® and compatible software. This page lists manufacturers of plug-ins that were found to be at least partially usable from RealWorld software. Since there are far too many plug-ins, each plug-in author shall only be mentioned once. Any registered user is welcome to improve plug-in descriptions or to add entries at the end of the list (in a no-spammy way) - simply click the Edit link in the page footer.

VanDerLee

Offers 5 paid (AlphaToys, FilterOptix, HalfTone, OldMovie, UnPlugged-X) and 5 free (Camouflage, Harmonix, NightVision, Snowflakes, SnowScape) plugins. The plug-ins cover various tasks like changing transparency, lens filter emulation, halftone dithering, decoration of images, etc.

Download: http://www.vanderlee.com/

MEHDI

Mehdi offers 20+ free plug-ins for various imaging tasks and one paid plug-in for intelligent image magnification.

Download: http://www.mehdiplugins.com/

optikVerve Labs

VirtualPhotographer plug-in includes over 50 presets that automatically apply combinations of film grain, color modification, B/W, soft focus, high contrast and many artistic effects to achieve professional-looking images.

Download: http://www.optikvervelabs.com/default.asp

Richard Rosenman

20+ free (3D Sphere, Box Fitting, deformations, ...) and some commercial plug-ins.

Download: http://www.richardrosenman.com/software/downloads/

AAA 8bf

Author of free AAA BLENDER and AAA OPTIONS and other plug-ins.

Download: http://8bf.net/

Photo-plugins

8 free plug-ins for color corrections, blurring, sharpening and lens correction.

Download: http://www.photo-plugins.com/Plugins/Plugins/

XERO Graphics

40+ free plug-ins and 4 commercial ones.

Download: http://www.xero-graphics.co.uk/

Redfield plugins

8 free plug-ins (including Craquelure3D) and 12 commerical ones. Mostly focused on texture generation or use of textures for special effects.

Download: http://www.redfieldplugins.com/index.htm

Little Ink Pot

3 free and 4 commercial plug-ins for edge detection, sketching effect or gray-scale conversion.

Download: http://www.littleinkpot.co.uk/

Flaming Pear

20 commercial and numerous free plug-ins. The commercial plug-ins include a planet-generating tool or a submerge plug-in.

Download: http://www.flamingpear.com/products.html

MV's plugins

Couple of freeware plug-ins.

Download: http://www.vicanek.de/plugins.htm

Cybia software

5 free plug-in and 3 commercial ones focused on color manipulation and outlining and shading.

Download: http://www.cybia.co.uk/photography.html

Antonino Perricone

Author of the Luce plug-in. Preview is not working in the current version of RWPaint.

Download: http://amicoperry.altervista.org/luce/index.html

Image Skill

3 free and 8 commercial plug-ins. Includes plug-ins for image masking, enhancement and special effects.

Download: http://www.imageskill.com/products_index.html

AmphiSoft

A couple of free and paid plug-ins for photo enhancements.

Download: http://photoshop.msk.ru/as/download.html

Alpha Plugins

A free red-eye removing plug-ins and a couple of paid plug-ins.

Download: http://www.alphaplugins.com/products/products.php?menu=photoshop_dir

Philipp Spoeth

Author of the Retrodots plug-in.

Download: http://www.philipp-spoeth.de/photoshop/retrodots.php

NVIDIA

Creates normal maps from height maps for per pixel rendering or various other effects.

http://developer.nvidia.com/object/photoshop_dds_plugins.html

lokas software

1 paid and 2 free plug-ins for 3D effects. Warning: the plug-ins use a skinning library that interferes with RealWorld menus and displays a error window when the application closes. Also, the 3D shadow effect was not working properly until a special workaround (to compensate for and error in it) was added to RWPaint...

Download: http://www.artistic-effects.com/

NVR

BorderMania and PhotoSizzle are 2 free collections of filters worth having.

Download: http://www.pluginfilters.com/index.html

Greg Schorno

Another collection of filters.

Download: http://www.state-of-entropy.com/home.htm (bottom of the page)

Hidden 3D

A pair of filters that can be used to create stereograms. The filters work in a kind of weird way fashion and as a consequence they require write access to the plug-ins folder.

Download: http://hidden-3d.com/stereogram_photoshop_filter.php

DC Photo Filers

A collection of various filters. Although they have an annoying custom user interface with sliders controls that cannot be dragged, the actual effects are worth trying out.

Download: http://bmath.net/dc/

Krusty's FX

Lots of free filters that do strange things. Maybe not useful for serious work, but fun to look at.

Download: http://www.krust.com/

The Plugin site

Some free and some commercial plug-ins. Downloading anything requires submitting email address, so nothing was tested (though at least the free plug-in probably work).

http://www.thepluginsite.com/

Aura Labs

Smart Refinement Filter did not work, because it can only be applied on single channels, which is impossible in RealWorld apps.

http://www.auralabs.com/products.html

AKVIS

Commercial plug-ins. Demo did not work in a virtual environment due to lack of graphic hardware => untested.

http://akvis.com/en/products-photo-editing-software.php

VERTUS

Commercial plug-ins. Demo intentionally did not work in a virtual environment => untested.

http://www.vertustech.com/

AutoFX

Some free, but mainly commercial "plug-ins". No actual .8bf effect was installed with the software. The actual Mosaic effect I tested would not be worth a 50MB download (serial number was exchanged for an email address) even if the .8bf file were there and worked.

http://www.autofx.com/

Recent comments

user icon superior bunny registered user on April 29th 2008

how do i download the photoshop plugin?

user icon cortez registered user on June 8th 2008

dunno

user icon Anonymous on February 6th 2009

Try going to the Adobe Photoshop site and look for plugins, or just use a search engine (eg Google) to search for "photoshop plugin".

user icon pappy registered user on November 26th 2009

how do i get downloads to work with real world graphics.

user icon Anonymous on December 10th 2009

try googling
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http://www.google.com/search?q=Sinedots 8bf | 8bi plugins
maybe interesting but OT:
http://www.google.com/search?q=+3d +generative |+math 8bf | 8bi plugins freeware | open-source
this looks weak:
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user icon Anonymous on December 10th 2009

and.. i just direct rwpaint to irfanview plugins folder, per link on this page http://www.rw-designer.com/configure-psfilters. Using only one location for apps to grab filters and plugins is efficient...

user icon Anonymous on December 11th 2009

can't seem to get the lighting effects filter to work. any suggestions?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on December 11th 2009

If you are talking about the original Photoshop filter, there may be problems. Possibly with Photoshop EULA, but also with compatibility. Later versions are using some specialties only available in Photoshop itself - it may work with a much earlier version of the filter - like from 5.0.

user icon Anonymous on February 10th 2010

Just tested my own plug-ins at www.vanderlee.com. All plug-ins (both the freeware and commercial ones) work fine with RealWorld Paint.COM, making RWPaint probably the best free graphics editor compatible with my plug-ins and the top of my recommendation list.

user icon Mikey Z registered user on June 14th 2013

I love this stuff! Can't believe I didn't find it sooner!

user icon Anonymous
I wish there were...
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