randall_epp's profile

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1.1K Points

Sun, May 27, 2012 9:07 PM

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Photoshop: Please support PixelBender in CS6/CC

Why pn earth would Adobe drop this hugely successful and uniqe set of plug-ins/filters! I know a lot of people are very unhappy about this. I really hope Adobe changes its mind and comes out with an upgrade/patch to fix this problem.

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Official Solution

1 Message

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150 Points

9 y ago

Thank you all for your interest in and enthusiasm for Pixel Bender. Pixel Bender has been offered in the past on Adobe Labs as a technology preview. As of CS6, we're no longer providing Pixel Bender as a Labs technology. Photoshop CS6 has taken the Pixel Bender filter most popular with customers, Oil Paint, and turned it into an official feature in CS6. Photoshop CS6 no longer supports Pixel Bender for 3rd party development.

Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

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15.9K Messages

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296.4K Points

8 y ago

FYI - Legacy downloads for the Pixel Bender plug-in that are compatible with Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS5 (12.0) and Photoshop CS5 (12.1) have been relocated from Adobe Labs and consolidated here:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/pixelbend...

15 Messages

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406 Points

9 y ago

I am one of the unhappy people Randall is referring to.

I also hope Adobe changes their mind - this was one of the cooler aspects of a classic app.

In addition, the "oil paint" filter that was added to CS 6 does not produce as pleasant or useful results as the old standby Pixel Bender version. The new version actually offers LESS control over the output than the older version. Why??

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4K Points

9 y ago

I also miss Pixel Bender in CS6! So bring it back, but please with an up to date userinterface! Not the one you use for the Oil paintfilter! We need something like the one that blur gallrey uses.

Champion

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1.9K Messages

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27.9K Points

9 y ago

I have been an extremely light user of Pixel Bender, still I hope it will be re-introduced to Photoshop at some point.

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142 Points

9 y ago

Having spent several months to develope Pixelbender filters that work in photoshop and flash, I really need this plugin back. I don't want to be stucked with CS5. Please put it back into the line.

Regards,
Markus

7 Messages

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426 Points

9 y ago

I was an early adopter of Pixelbender, more as a user, and I'd gotten accustomed to the fine degree of control it gave you over thing normally reserved for Maya or Houdini. It was an awesome solution for getting certain looks across in my concept art. I simply don't see how you could announce a product plug in for photoshop last July (as dated in the forum) and then by december gauge that there was not enough interest to merit continued support. That's what you call giving up on your customers.

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252 Points

9 y ago

Pixel Bender is (was) unique, we want it back - please.

Chris

7 Messages

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1.1K Points

9 y ago

Please, please, please make CS6 compatible with Pixel Bender.

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102 Points

9 y ago

Need pixelbender for CS6 badly! Dont want to have to go back to CS5 every time i want to bend some pixels!! Use this software for major parts of all my artwork!

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224 Points

9 y ago

I was also a pixel bender user and am sad that it isn't usable in CS6. I agree that the oil paint that was incorporated is not as good as the pixel bender one with the fine tune slider.

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192 Points

9 y ago

Adobe needs to continue development of their PB plug-in or release it as open source, so we may at least have a change to continue using it in CS6 and future releases. Instead of worrying about a piece of unique software that might not be of great interest to the majority of its users, I think they should care about it even if there were only a hundred loyal users!

I regret the upgrade to CS6 through the Creative Cloud, only to find out about major incompatibility issues, including that 3rd party software.

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162 Points

9 y ago

Photoshop CS6: Is it no longer possible for my students to generate Droste effects that are created with a Pixel Bender filter? They are truly upset. A workaround would be wonderful! Any help would be welcomed.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Droste effects no more in Photoshop CS6?.

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1.1K Points

9 y ago

If somebody at Adobe is reading all these comments would you please at least acknowledge that you are aware of all the complaints and that you at least recognise that by not making CS6 compatible with Pixel Bender, Adobe has made a lot of people very unhappy! I would really like to know that somebody in the Adobe production/development department is getting these messages.

7 Messages

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1.1K Points

9 y ago

Ok, I really don't understand. I have no idea how these things work. Did the team that developed PB, who have now left, have some sort of propriatory rights to the plug-in? If not, is there really no one there that knows how to physically make CS6 compatible with PB? Seems hard to believe. We're talking about the hugest, most powerful company in the graphic/photographic industry. The statement that "there's just not a lot we can do about it," really is difficult to accept.
Like I said, I have no idea about the legal aspects or logistics of software development. But if I have to stay with CS5 or lose PB, and if no amount of public out-cry is going to change that, then I would at least like a reasonabe and understandible explanation.