Photoshop: Please support PixelBender in CS6/CC

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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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I see the the 3 replies to me have been removed. For everyone who claims they need to use pixel bender but are upset they can't use it in the newer software. It all depends how bad you want use the software. A car analogy would be someone who is upset they can't put gas in their new electric car.

If you need the plugin put the older version back on your computer, why make everything so hard. use the new photoshop for its new features. If you don't want the new version don't rent it.
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It is more like if you upgrade to a shiny new electric car and you discover it doesn't have automatic locks or cup holders or an adjustable steering wheel like your last car did. It is annoying when you upgrade and lose functionality. It is annoying to have to keep old things around to compensate for missing features from the new thing. Pixelbender had the potential to be a huge new area of Ps power and flexibility with the ability for people to easily create new filters that took advantage of hardware acceleration. It would have been awesome if Adobe had developed it and integrated it further in Photoshop and other software, rather than abandoning it.
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What on Earth were adobe thinking when, it's OK for CS4 - CS5 to have a plug-in
for pixel-blender. But not for CS6, THIS is OUTRAGIOUS and simply stupid!!! not
to mention how it makes me feel and other Photographers feel too! WE as Photographers would like to be told why they haven't added Pixel Bender to CS6 and CS6 extended. You know Photographers need plug-ins. our work is very extensive. So please WILL you Work on making a plug in for CS6. Please STOP
THINKING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, " what we want and what we don't want ".
Photographers need everything they can lay there hands on because of our field of work. SO PLEASE WORK ON A PLUG-IN FOR CS6
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That has already been explained, multiple times in this topic.

Also, CS6 is 3 major releases behind the current version of Photoshop - it will not be getting any new features.
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then why DON'T they DO something About this isssssssuuuuueeee!!!
so we can move on???
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Thomas Macmillan

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Then why DON'T they Do something about this Isssssuuuuueeeee!!!
So we can move no???
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Chris Cox

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Again, there is nothing that can be done.
Please see the previous posts in this topic for the background.
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Hi, is there a way that they could take the basic layout of CS 5,
and build a new pixel blender for CS 6. Or can they take the basic layout from
CS 5-pixel blender??
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No, again, that is not an option. Please see the previous posts in this topic for the background information..
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Im not into coding, but couldn't somebody smart, look at the code for PixelBender and copy it and produce it as a plug-in?
Might have to get permission from the original author?
I know there is somebody out there who could do this.
Go for it!
I would gladly pay for it, like we do for other cool plug-ins.
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LOL. PixelBender was a language and GPU runtime library written by a dozen people at Adobe. That's why we could no longer support it after that team went away.
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I didn't know that, and its certainly sad.
Guess those people who went away are no longer interested, or alive.
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Hay, Theirs no need to be personal. I don't know who runs what, or who the designers are. And frankly I don't have the time, or care for that. matter "We are not all scientists like you" LOL.

P.S. Please don,t Reply
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"OH" Dear , Sorry about that I just got a letter from a friend. who is a Computer
Designer in Africa. his...............Well I won't go into detail. but it p....d me off
so much i sent it to the wrong site wasn't "Thinking" thought I got through to him. Got confused sorry again.
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Whew,,,,, no problem.
Thanx for explaining.
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Thomas Macmillan

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Hi, I will try to be more careful in the future!!

And Thanks. Tom
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Ive been playing with Oil Paint filter in PS CS6, and its fairly good. 
I guess its what we got for a replacement. And Topaz Glow has something a bit similar. Of course they are not like the original PB, but we can have fun with Oil Paint anyway. Does a good job on our dog. 
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Yeh, Iv'e tried  messing around with Oil paint in Photoshop CS 6. And your wright
it's not as good, but does work well if you manipulate it a bit!!