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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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3 Messages

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168 Points

8 years ago

there is no alternative for the droste fx!
:-(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((!

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104 Points

8 years ago

can the droste effect be otherwise be added to CS6?

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184 Points

8 years ago

the oil paint effect in CS6 does not work the same, why is that? i cant get the same look as in Pixel Bender. By the way everyone, just keep CS5 installed!

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406 Points

8 years ago

This is the first time in my memory - and I've been using Photoshop since version 3 - where I have felt it necessary to keep the old version of the software installed.
And yes, Robert Kirkwood is correct - the implementation of the Oil Paint filter in CS 6 is not the same as the version in Pixel Bender, and it is not possible to get the same subtle look you can with that older filter using the new one. Someone at Adobe actually got paid for producing this port of the filter, which is the real joke in all this. It's actually a kind of genius to make money by making the product worse. :D

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80 Points

8 years ago

I have only discovered Pixelbender within the last six months. i have recently upgraded from Photoshop 7(!) to CS6 and discover this is not available to me with the latest version. This is just WRONG!

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426 Points

8 years ago

After following this topic for a few months now, months before it even landed in this forum, It seems to me that unequivocally, everyone who used pixel bender absolutely loves the darn thing.. contradicting the original Adobe reply that "there wasn't enough interest:.

It's nice to see an active discussion here, but it seems more and more that there just isn't anything that anyone can do.. and that just plain sucks for everyone.

Bye Pixel Bender.. Goodbye.

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184 Points

Can you show the same picture with the new oil paint function? it is definitely a weaker tool now...

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110 Points

I agree with Robert, can you show us a CS6 version of your photo?

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156 Points

8 years ago

While I can't say I used PixelBender a lot, it was a great thing to play around with to get new creative ideas. It's a disservice to drop support for it. Please reconsider and make a version available to us CS6/Creative Cloud subscribers. Thank you.

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222 Points

8 years ago

Anyone tried the Pixel Bender Toolkit? Looks like it is a freestanding Pixel Bender.
Any significant differences from the Photoshop version?

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

I had not used the original PS 4 or 5 version, so I can't judge it, but it seems to run a bunch of the PB filters on the Exchange.

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156 Points

8 years ago

This looks like a code developer's kit for people who want to write their own plug-ins. Could be interesting, but I don't have time for that. Also, it's not clear whether this is CS6 ready either.

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222 Points

8 years ago

It won't work with CS6, but it will load filters that are already created and run them on images that you load into it as a stand-a-lone program.

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62 Points

8 years ago

I just purchased a copy of Photoshop CS6 to understand the technology behind Imaging and Photography. I tried writing Photoshop plugins but you have to stand on your head to get them working with Xcode 4.3 (which is what we all should use and not Xcode 4.5 which we all will use next month). Writing Photoshop plugins is not for the faint hearted. The Dissolve Plugin sample does not compile out of the box unless you make some changes to the source basically commenting out header files.
I got experimenting with Pixel Bender and was extremely pleased at how easy it is to create filters. Then I learnt that I cannot use it under CS6.
I see no reason why Adobe cannot support Pixel Bender as just from the training perspective it is the best tool I have found so far to write Pixel Benders.
My question is what is the next best choice for writing Pixel Filters from the perspective of understanding digital imaging and photography.

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80 Points

8 years ago

Yes, I agree, make it happen. People love it
-Kerry

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82 Points

8 years ago

Can the droste effect plugin be installed and used on photoshop cs6? it requires the pixle bender plugin but adobe no longer supports this?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
droste effect plugin and the no longer supported pixle bender pluggin.

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82 Points

8 years ago

please disdiscontinue it!

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90 Points

8 years ago

i need the droste effect!