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    Hmmmm! That must have been someone else with the same name.

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    Probably...

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    Richard Roseman has a new website

    Read the descriptions of available plugins here

    Quite a nice collection. Not only effects, but generators as well.
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    Rest In Peace, Sam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mij View Post
    Hi Sam_Zen
    I tried to get the Blur filter from that punkinstuff site, but the link was to a filter called Smooth.8bf which does not seem to be recognized by either Adobe or Filter factory. Any thoughts? I really wanted to know if it was worth persevering with.
    I needed a blur effect because the one included in Irfanview is so useless IMO. The gradient blur that Matera recommends (pppgradblur.8bf) is very good for much of what I need but I was looking for a really easy to use one (like the one in Faststone Image Viewer) that I could teach others to use.
    I did get that Blur filter to work eventually. Skippybox was right. It did need those extra DLLs installed. It is called Smart blur, but is not particularly so. It has the same problem as the built in IrfanView blur effect in that the adjustment range is related to pixels not to image size. Whereas a Gaussian blur over 99 pixels radius may be effective on small images, the effect on my 10MP images is barely visible. I have to apply it 20 or more times at maximum setting to get a usable effect. So it seems I will still have to go to Faststone for a decent all over blur.

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    Interesting site, built around this one free filter so far, is http://sites.google.com/site/clifframes/ciecam02plugin

    Good for converting colour temparatures, visualizing the effects behind the theory and maybe more.

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    Default 8bf plugins can be applied to selections

    I just noticed that as of version 4.32 8bf plugins can now be applied to selections.

    It wasn't possible in the 4.30 version. Strangely enough it isn't mentioned in the change log thread or on the Irfanview Website's History of Changes.

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    The IrfanView onboard effects browser is the best I've seen in a free photo editor. Butif you want more and will pay the price, I am very happy with Filters Unlimited

    http://www.icnet.de/index.html

    The "fre" version is a non-"apply" demo that shows what 150 of them will do The working version is 350 filters of various types PUS, filter editing, organizing, preset making and filter creation. All for about $40 USD

    The integration with IrfanView 4.33 was very smooth since you essentially just put the whole Filters Unlimited folder in the plugins folder and just ues Image>Effects>Filters Unlimited. Apparently you can distribute the filters you make to other Fulters Unlimited users, Plas it appears to have some kind of import/convert program for other filters

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzman View Post
    I just noticed that as of version 4.32 8bf plugins can now be applied to selections.

    It wasn't possible in the 4.30 version. Strangely enough it isn't mentioned in the change log thread or on the Irfanview Website's History of Changes.
    Another nice possibility for selectively applying filters (e.g. to non-rectangular areas) works as follows:

    (1) When displaying the image you want to edit, press F12 for IrfanPaint. Let the IrfanPaint tool bar sit there, perhaps move it to the side of the screen, so it isn't in the way.

    (2) Now click on the Irfanview window title to put the focus back on your image.

    (3) Optionally make a selection to which you want to apply a filter.

    (4) Press CTRL+K and do your filter thing: blurring, sharpening, whatever ...

    (5) When you're done applying the filter, close the Irfanview filter dialogue.

    (6) Re-activate the IrfanPaint toolbar and choose the eraser tool.

    (7) With the right mousebutton you can now "paint back" the original image over parts of the image affected by the filter, thus selectively undoing the filter.

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