Photoshop: Where can I download the Pixel Bender for CS4 & CS5?

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heard about the pixel bender in PS found it interesting and downloaded the free plug in.can't install it because i have version 12.0.4 of PS.can you help me? thank you.André
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On the download page ( ) there are 2 groups, one for CS5.5 and one for CS5 below that. You want the lower group.
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Official Response
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 to here:

Pixel Bender was an Adobe Labs preview technology that is no longer being developed. The older Pixel Bender plug-ins are not compatible with Photoshop CS6.

Photoshop CS6 has taken the Pixel Bender filter most popular with customers, Oil Paint, and turned it into a shipping feature in CS6.
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Hi, I'm trying to download and install Pixel Bender on to my copy of CS5. When I go to the Adobe Labs area, and follow the link to the 64 bit Mac version, I'm just getting a page of gibberish instead of a download page. I'm running a Mac, with Lion and using Safari. Appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks.

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Photoshop: Where can I download Pixel Bender for CS4 & CS5?.
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The archived pixel bender plugin download links are no longer on the page
linked to in the official response