Photoshop CC 2018: Update install does not include previous third party filters

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Lose filters when updating Photoshop.  For instance: MacPhun, Digimarc filters are not included when updating Photoshop in Creative Cloud
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David, Official Rep

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Hi Doug,

Each installation of Photoshop is a unique, self-sufficient application.  This way you can have multiple version on your machine, which a fair number of users prefer.

As a result, you will need to install your third party filters with each new version of Photoshop.

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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For CC 2015.5 and later, in order to minimize the need for reinstallation between major versions, we've asked developers to start installing into a shared Creative Cloud location. Please reinstall/update your 3rd party plug-ins for to use the Shared Creative Cloud Location so third-party plug-ins are automatically loaded between major versions.

You should install the latest versions of the plug-ins such that you're using the versions that don't need reinstallation. If your manufacturer isn't using the Share Creative Cloud location, contact them to update their plug-ins. (most have updated: Alien Skin, OnOne, etc)