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Version History



Windows Version 2.13 (November 2022)

  • Installation:
    • Installation support for Photoshop Elements 2022 & 2023, Affinity Photo 2 and PaintShop Pro 2020-2023
    • The installation now deletes the registry keps that keep Photoshop Elements 2022/2023 from loading plugins that crashed 3 times.
    • Support for the MS Store version of Photoshop Elements 2022. Does not try to install into the WindowsApps folder anymore.

Windows Version 2.10d (November 2020)

  • Plugin Installer:
    • Installation support for Photoshop Elements 2021
    • Support for the Microsoft Store version of Photoshop Elements 15 and higher
    • Works again under Windows XP


Windows Version 2.10c (October 2017)

  • Scrolling the preview with a maximized window on a 4K screen now works fluently. It also works faster on Full HD screens.
  • Affinity Photo Fixes:
    • Bug Fix: No more crash when applying the plugin a second time to a 16-bit/channel image.
    • Bug Fix: When opening the maximized plugin window for the second time, the controls do not vanish anymore.
  • Plugin Installer:
    • Support for Paint Shop Pro 2018
    • Support for Corel Draw & Photo-Paint 2017
    • Fixed support for Corel Draw & Photo-Paint X5 and older
    • The Add Folder button now asks if you want to install the 64-bit versions of the plugins in the new folder. Previously the 32-bit plugins were automatically installed in the new folder.

Version 2.10 for Windows (February 2017)

  • Images are now processed tile by tile which requires less memory and allows processing images that occupy more than 2 GB RAM.
  • "The Plugin Site" sub menu does not appear at the top of the Filter menu anymore, because the leading space character was removed.
  • After the dialog was displayed, you can now press the Enter key to immediatelly apply the effect.
  • The following filters renders up to 66% faster: Sepia, RGB2HSL, HSL2RGB
  • The rendering speed is displayed on the progress bar of the plugin window now.

  • Installation:
    • Future versions will be able to install over the current version without uninstallation. Please uninstall any previous version to avoid superfluous files.
    • The installation does not allow selecting an installation folder anymore. You can only select the drive. This avoid double installations of plugins.
    • Only one uninstall option is added to the "Add/Remove Programs" section of the control panel for new minor versions of the same product.
    • New Uninstall item is added to Start menu which displays the Add/Remove Programs dialog

    • Plugin Installer:
      • Two new "Adobe Photoshop CC (All Versions)" items for installing plugins to a 32-bit or 64-bit plugin folder which is used by all existing and future versions of Photoshop CC. This way you do not need to install the plugin again after you installed a new version of Photoshop CC. Best uninstall the previous version to avoid duplicate plugins when using this new option.
      • Support for Affinity Photo (Please activate the "Allow Unknown plugins to be used" check box under Edit > Preferences > Photoshop Plugins in Affinity Photo to make it work.)
      • Plugin Installer now correctly displays "Photoshop CC 2015.5" instead of "Photoshop CC 2016".
      • Clicking on a list item activates its check box now
      • Plugin Installer has all applications activated by default during installation.
      • The Install button now gets the focus when the dialog shows up.

Version 2.09 for Windows (December 2015)

  • Support for HiDPI
    • The UI-Scaling-Preview-Cutoff problem in Photoshop CC 2014/2015 and Photoshop Elements 13/14 was fixed. However, the Soft Proof effect is not visible in the preview anymore if UI Scaling is active.
    • Larger cursors
  • Improved installation:
    • Three less clicks are necessary, because the language, start menu and ready pages are not displayed anymore.
    • There are no separate Start menu folders added for different versions anymore. So better uninstall previous and demo versions before installing new/full versions.
    • Under Windows 8 & 10 there are even less icons with better names installed on the All Apps section of the Start menu to avoid clutter.
    • Please uninstall from the Control Panel as the uninstall icon is not added to the Start menu anymore.
    • Plugin Installer supports HiDPI


Version 2.03 for Windows (October 2014)

  • Support for processing images larger than 30,000 pixels in witdh or height. Processing such big images usually only works with the 64-bit plugins and enough RAM.
  • The installation file and Plugin Installer are now signed to avoid potential problems with security software.
  • Plugin Installer now displays "Photoshop CC 2014" instead of "Photoshop CC2". It also supports Photoshop Elements 13 64-bit, Paint Shop Pro X6/X7 64-bit, Illustrator CS6 and Photoshop CS5.1. The broken support for Photoshop CS2 was fixed. "Photoshop CS7" was renamed to "Photoshop CC".
  • Flicker reduction when maximizing and restoring the window under Windows Vista and 7.
  • The plugins without a window show no ellipsis at the end of the menu item anymore.
  • Bug Fix: Normal window size was not restored after exiting two times with maximized window.


Version 2.02 for Windows (August 2011)

  • The plugins now appear on "The Plugin Site" sub menu of the Filters menu (and not on the "PhotoWiz" sub menu anymore). The version number is not displayed on the menu anymore, but on the about dialog.
  • No artifacts when processing 16-bit/channel images in PSP X3 SP3.
  • No preview color flashing and image colorization in PSP X3 anymore.
  • Press and hold flick under Vista/7 is deactivated.
  • Bug Fix: Window resizing problems.
  • Bug Fix: Chroma Negative now works with 16-bit/channel images.
  • Bug Fix: Pressing the ESC key sometimes caused the plugin to not update the preview anymore.
  • Bug Fix: When typing in the edit box of a slider the preview is updated after half a second.
  • Bug Fix: Double clicking a slider label only updates the preview if the slider value was changed. Additionally the focus is set to the slider.
  • Bug Fix: No progress bar flashing anymore.
  • Plugin Installer now detects PSP X2 Ultimate, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, Paint.NET, Imagelys Picture Styles and FixFoto.


Version 2.01 for Windows (January 2011)

  • The dialog size is saved and restored. If you change the dialog size of one plugin, it is also changed for all other plugins.
  • Dependancy on Msvcr80.dll, which was not installed with version 2.0, was removed from the 64-bit versions.
  • Scrollbar sliders replace the trackbar sliders.
  • Combined 32-bit/64-bit installation
  • Plugin Installer support more applications, displays less options during installation and offers enhanced 64-bit detection.
  • All files are now installed in the "The Plugin Site" sub folder of the Program Files folder by default. Additionally "The Plugin Site" sub menu of the Start menu is now used for installation items.
  • Support for silent installation: If you run the installer with the /silent or /verysilent command line parameter, the installation will run automatically and require no click. Plugin Installer will then automatically install the plugins in every supported application that it can find.


Version 2.0 for Windows (March 2009)

  • PhotoFreebies are now available as 32bit as well as 64bit versions. The 64bit versions work in Photoshop CS4 64bit under Vista 64bit.
  • The PhotoFreebies plugins are scriptable now. This means that their parameters can be recorded in actions/scripts. They can also be used as smart filters in Photoshop.
  • New Color Blind plugin that simulates red/green color blindness.
  • The BW plugin now has a dialog and offer seven different black and white variations.
  • The plugin dialogs are resizable and support visual styles now.
  • The Remove Transparency plugin works correctly on greyscale images now.
  • DEP Compatibility: Even if Data Execution Protection (DEP) is activated in the Windows Control Panel, the plugins still work.
  • Improved compatibility with some applications, e.g. preview scrolling now works in SignLab and Image Analyzer.
  • The Plugin Installer was updated. It supports 38 languages and several new compatible applications as well as localized versions of Photoshop.


Version 1.0 for MacOS X (August 24, 2007)

  • Two Versions:
    • PowerPC Version: Works with most applications (even in Rosetta mode on Intel-Macs)
    • Intel Version: Only works with Photoshop CS3 and CS4 on Intel-Macs
  • The MacOS X versions were created with Filter Foundry, which means some limitations compared to the Windows version:
    • The plugins only work with 8bit RGB images (and not 16bit RGB images)
    • There are no RGB2HSL and HSL2RGB plugins, because of the intensive calculations.
    • The Sepia plugin offers different controls and produces similar but not identical results. The Windows version uses the HSL color space to achieve the effects whereas the Mac version stays in RGB space.


Version 1.01 for Windows (June 2007)

  • New Chroma Negative plugin
  • Windows Vista Compatibility: PhotoFreebies now works under Vista even if your computer has 2 GB or more RAM.
  • The color of the plugin dialog was changed to bright grey
  • Plugin Installer was added: At the end of the installation the Plugin Installer tool will appear and let you copy the PhotoFreebies plugins conveniently to your image application's plugin folder.


Version 1.0 for Windows (File Date: November 30, 2003)

  • First Release


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