Is there a free plug-in manager that works?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Carrie, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I've been looking and can't find any. I find ones to download, but nothing
    happens (maybe they are too old, I have PS CS3 extended) I found some that
    don't seem to work, that say they are 30 day trial. I'm thinking of
    something, a file, to put all the plug-ins in and then open it if and when I
    want to use something.
    Is this something that's out there, I can find and download (preferably
    free)?
    Someone will probably say you get what you pay for, and free isn't that
    great, but I've downloaded a lot of free programs that work. I don't need
    anything fancy. I'm not even sure there is something like I want LOL
     
    Carrie, Jun 17, 2011
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  2. Under Preferences you can choose an additional folder for plug-ins.
    Perhaps that's the place you should put the not often used plug-ins.
     
    John J Stafford, Jun 20, 2011
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  3. Carrie

    Joel Guest

    I don't think that's the type of Plug-Ins Managerment Carrie talking
    about. Years ago when Plug-Ins was still very hot, few companies released
    some tool to manager the mass-plug-ins many Photoshop users installed but
    don't (didn't) know what to do with 99.x% of them. The Plug-Ins Managerment
    gives the option to LAUNCH Photoshop with specific group's of plug-ins

    To me, it ain't worth the trouble. And people with too many plug-ins
    should have their hands chopped off, print the plug-ins and plug to their In
    The Name Of The Father. And start to learn Photoshop without plug-in
     
    Joel, Jun 20, 2011
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  4. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I tried that but they still load and show up each time I open Photoshop. I
    thought there might be one like a separate folder that wouldn't load unless
    I wanted it, when I had photoshop open.
     
    Carrie, Jun 20, 2011
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  5. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I could put plug-ins in this and uncheck it, and then check it if I wanted
    to use them but would have to check it and restart PS again to get it to
    show. I have seen (somewhere) a program, one can donload, maybe buy, that
    you put all the plug-ins in and only open and use it (through PS) when you
    want them. I got one that said free but it doesn't seem to install. Maybe
    it's not made to work with CS3.
     
    Carrie, Jun 20, 2011
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  6. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I know, I think I have too many LOL A lot of them do the same thing or
    I'm not sure what they do. I sometimes go over some and try them out. I've
    learned to make a duplicate layer first so I can fade the effect the plug-in
    has put on.Otherewise it usually covers the original picture. I used to have
    one I used some, it would make one image into several (depending on how you
    set it) I think it was called "Drink to Me". I don't know where it went (I
    got new computers and reinstalled Windows and PS at times) I used to find
    websites with them offered as downloads.Or someone would give me a file of
    them. One I like (program) but don't use too much, and don't use most of
    the options is "Visual Painter". Though I always feel like I'm cheating.
    Real artists take time and actually make paintings. Though sometimes the
    effects can be really good. I have folders of pictures I have "done
    something" to, to make into art of sorts. What I should do is figure out
    which filters/plug-ins I might sometimes use and keep them, and put the rest
    in a spare folder. It's not always easy to tell the name of the actual
    plug-in file, going by the name of it and effect. another one I like and
    sometimes use is "weave". With plug-ins, I think a little goes a long way.
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/starchild_dreams/moonbirds_6.jpg
    That is small size because I used to print notecards and used it. This is
    one of the few pictures I actually sold. I don't try and sell them, someone
    wanted to buy a bigger copy of it to print and frame and put in her office
    (chiropractic) I mainly do pictures (photography and PS) because I love it.
    The trees in that picture are on a slope and around 50+ feel tall. The moon
    was coming up, late afternoon. I took a lot of pictures some with just the
    trees and moon. The weave just seemed to work with it.
    I was looking for pictures I'd used plug-ins but don't have a lot.
    I think it's just something I occasionall do for fun.
     
    Carrie, Jun 20, 2011
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  7. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    Could you stop top posting? English flows from left to right and top to
    bottom. Putting your replies above the quoted text is lazy and moronic.
     
    Voivod, Jun 20, 2011
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  8. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I can stop posting at all
     
    Carrie, Jun 21, 2011
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  9. Get a life, Basement Boy.

     
    Craig Schiller, Jun 21, 2011
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  10. Carrie

    Voivod Guest


    That'd be your choice. Not like I care.
     
    Voivod, Jun 21, 2011
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  11. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    Sorry, fucktard, no basement in the house I own. Better luck next time.
     
    Voivod, Jun 21, 2011
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  12. Oh, I doubt that. You're still in the basement at Mommy and Daddy's.
     
    Craig Schiller, Jun 21, 2011
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  13. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    You seem to care where I post.
    I usually post on top after I've already commented on the overall post
    (on the bottom) and want to add something else, extra. I guess I thought
    that would be obvious. Not making everyone read everything again, or scroll
    down over everything to skip it.
    Maybe you should post the rules for this group every few days, to make
    them clear.
     
    Carrie, Jun 21, 2011
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  14. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I guess there's one (or more) in every group...
     
    Carrie, Jun 21, 2011
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  15. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    The delusions of a top posting fuckwit, while amusing, aren't going to
    hurt my feelings. Your flame attempts have been pitiful. Quit while
    you're behind.

    P.S. Still no basements here in Florida.
     
    Voivod, Jun 21, 2011
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  16. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    Seem being the keyword here.
    Top posting is for fuckwits and the clueless.
    How horrible that someone need press the page-down button. What a
    horrible fate.
    That's too much like work. You go on being a douchebag and I'll
    occasionally make fun of you for it.
     
    Voivod, Jun 21, 2011
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  17. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    So it's ok if they're on your side, right?
     
    Voivod, Jun 21, 2011
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  18. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    Are you interested in Photoshop? Or just looking for reasons to call
    people names for something you have decided they are doing wrong.
     
    Carrie, Jun 21, 2011
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  19. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    And if you really want some action, you should go on the so-called
    "spiritual" (talk or alt relgion, etc) newsgroups.
    I thought when I found a Photoshop one, where it looked like people were
    actually discussing it, as a topic, this one was different. That's what I
    meant by one (or more) in every group.
    Is there a newsgroup "talk.argue.fight"?
     
    Carrie, Jun 21, 2011
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  20. Actually, Moronboy is a founder of alt.troll.
     
    Craig Schiller, Jun 21, 2011
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