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Mac Version 1.10b (November 2018)

  • Support for the App Store versions of Photoshop Elements (Use the Install icon!)


Mac Version 1.10 (August 2018)

  • The preview works again with Affinity Photo 1.6.7
  • Bug Fix: The preset icon texts are now displayed under MacOS 10.11 and higher.
  • Installation support for Photoshop Elements 2019

Mac Version 1.09c (November 2017)

  • Bug Fix: The presets were previously not installed. They are now included in the plugin itself. When running this version for the first time, they are copied to a new preset folder at /Users/<user name>/Library/Preferences/PhotoWiz/BWStyler/Presets/ in case this folder does not already exist. All user-saved presets from the old preset folder at /Library/Application Support/PhotoWiz/BWStyler/Presets/ are also copied to the new preset folder. If you previously modified included presets, you have to manually copy them from the old Presets folder to the new one.

Mac Version 1.09 (October 2017)

  • Installation support for Photoshop Elements 2018


Mac Version 1.09 (June 2017)

  • New installation:
    • Install, Uninstall and Manual icons
    • Installation support for Affinity Photo, GraphicConverter and Photoline via the new Install app
    • Installation support for the full version of Affinity Photo and the upcoming Photoshop Elements 16
    • Icons for drag and dropping the plugin to various Photoshop and Photoshop Elements versions
    • No more problems with Gatekeeper
  • Bug Fix: Sometimes there was a crash when using a 16bit/channel image, maximized window and HiDPI setting (Retina screen)
  • Bug Fix: In Affinity Photo the preview is displayed correctly for RGB 16-bit images.
  • Bug Fix: When scrolling the preview in Affinity Photo, it is not displayed distorted anymore for RGB 8-bit images.
  • The ? button displays the pdf manual now


MacOS X Version 1.08 (Installer Update) - June 2016

  • Support for installation in Photoshop Elements 14
  • Support for installation in Serif Affinity Photo. You may have to activate "Allow unknown plugins to be used" check box under Affinity Photo > Preferences > Photoshop Plugins in order to make the plugins appear on the Filter > Plugins sub menu.


MacOS X Version 1.08 (October 2015)

  • Requires OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Support for Retina displays and HiDPI under OS X 10.7 and higher
  • The Fit zoom option now uses zoom levels below 6% in order to fit very big images into the preview.


MacOS X Version 1.05 (January 2013)

  • Support for Photoshop Elements 11
  • Support for GraphicConverter 8.2 and higher


MacOS X Version 1.04 (July 2012)

  • The plugin now appears on "The Plugin Site" sub menu of the Filter menu. Previously it appeared on the PhotoWiz sub menu.
  • Bug Fix: Damaged .ini files do not produce crash anymore.
  • Bug Fix: Program error in Photoshop CS6 is fixed
  • Fit and 100% zoom buttons were added at the left of the zoom controls. To comply with Photoshop the - zoom button is now on the left and the + zoom button on the right.
  • Bug Fix: Entering "-" in a slider edit box previously changed preview zoom
  • The preview background is not white anymore. It is gray as the window background.
  • The last opened preset is displayed in title bar
  • Pressing the Esc key cancels the plugin
  • The blue focus rectangle now vanishes from a slider text box when you click on a slider or other control.
  • The Reset button now activates the Preview check box
  • Bug Fix: The ND combo items in Photography Mode were truncated to "D"
  • The arrow down buttons have a more modern look
  • Bug Fix: The filter settings are not saved anymore if you click Cancel (unless you change the Prefs settings).
  • Bug Fix: The Split View options are now names correctly.
  • Bug Fix: When you enlarging the window the Split View combo and the Multi check box moved away from each other.


MacOS X Version 1.03 (January 2011)

  • New 64-bit version for Photoshop CS5
  • Only one version of B/W Styler 1.03 is offered. This universal binary contains PowerPC 32-bit, Intel 32-bit and Intel 64-bit plugins. It works with Photoshop CS2-CS5 and Photoshop Elements 6-9. Not supported anymore are Photoshop 7/CS and Photoshop Elements 1-4. But we still provide Version 1.02, which works with them as well as other old applications.
  • Support for images larger than 30,000 pixels in width or height. You need at least 6 GB RAM to process such images with B/W Styler 64-bit. The Windows version does not support such large images yet.
  • Selections are shown in the preview. This means that the effect is not applied to pixels outside the selection in the preview.
  • Bug Fix: The Soften effects of Expert Mode as well as the Black Mist and Blur Vignette effects are now correctly applied after pressing OK.
  • To unify the UI of all PhotoWiz plugins the following changes were made:
    • A new tool bar above the preview for choosing the following tools: hand, eyedropper and split view.
    • New maximize and exit buttons on the title bar.
    • New Instant Preview check box on the Prefs tab sheet that makes the sliders react instantly. It is activated by default.
    • New key shortcuts: H/Space for the hand tool, I for the eyedropper and S for the splitdrag tool, + and - for zooming, R for reset.
    • Double clicking the label of a slider resets it to its default value.
    • The Reset button now deactivates the Show Blown Highlights check box.
    • On the Info tab sheet only 8-bit pixel values are shown (even for 16-bit images).
    • The "Auto Preview" check box was renamed to "Preview".
    • The "Multiple" check box was renamed to "Multi"
    • "Deactivate Multiprocessor Support" was renamed to "Multi-CPU Off".
  • If the zoom ratio is set to "Fit" and you maximize the window, then the image in the preview is also zoomed.
  • The background of the preset icons blends with the window background and is not white anymore.
  • The demo version renders less opaque watermarks faster to the image.


MacOS X Version 1.02 (May 2010)

  • This is mainly an installer update. The installer now detects the plugin folders of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and offers these as installation options.
  • Bug Fix: Some sliders did not appear in Expert Mode.


MacOS X Version 1.02 (January 2010)
  • A Universal Binary version is now available that works with PowerPC as well as Intel processors in Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4. There is also a PowerPC version for Photoshop 7, CS and other old applications.
  • The ini files are now stored in a folder (at /Users/<user name>/Library/Preferences/PhotoWiz/) that always has write permissions. This avoids reoccuring error messages and lost settings. Different settings are stored for different versions of Photoshop.


MacOS X Version 1.01: (October 2008)

  • Support for multiple processors and hyperthreading processors. But only for the following effects: (Film) Grain, Paper Grade / Multigrade, Diffusion / Soften, Vignette Blur and Dark Mist. If one of these effects is used, the rendering will be 7% faster (hyperthreading), 20% faster (dual core), 30% faster (quadcore). In case of problems, you can deactivate this feature with the Deactivate Multiprocessor Support check box on the Prefs tab sheet.
  • The simulation the B/W films is more precise now.
  • 22 new B/W film presets in Photography Mode and on the arrow menu of the Selective tab sheet:
    • 17 new B/W Films: Adox CHS 50, Adox CHS 100, Adox CHS 100 PL, Adox CMS 20, Classicpan, Fomapan Classic, Fomapan, Fortepan, Kodak Tech Pan, Kodak PORTRA, Kodak Copy Film, Maco Cube, Maco PO, Polaroid 54, Polaroid 55, Rollei Ortho, Rollei Retro
    • 5 new B/W Infrared films: Ilford SFX, Kodak HIE, Konica IR, Maco IR, Rollei IR
  • 7 new presets
  • German Language Support: The dialog and the help texts are now availabe in German language. You can switch between English and German with the Language combo box on the Prefs tab sheet.
  • The language files are now included in the plugin itself.
  • Switching between modes works faster.
  • Bug Fix: Using Cloak Mode does not produce a crash anymore.
  • Bug Fix: Having the Intel as well as the PowerPC version in the Photoshop Plug-Ins folder does not create a crash anymore
  • (Bug Fix: Opening a preset file does not change the dialog language anymore.)
  • (The the .ini files are now saved in the user's application data folder in case the folder of the B/W Styler plugin is not accessible. This avoids problems with restricted user permissions.)


MacOS X Version 1.0 (February 2007)

  • First MacOS X release of B/W Styler based on the Windows Version 1.0b.
  • There are three versions included in the product:
    • Standard PowerPC (for various applications on PowerPC-Macs)
    • CS2/CS3 PowerPC (for CS2/CS3 applications on PowerPC-Macs, e.g. Photoshop CS2, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS2, ImageReady CS2 )
    • CS3 Intel (for Photoshop CS3 on Intel-Macs)



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