Is there a free plug-in manager that works?

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

  1. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    Or, get called a fucktard.
    Most of the time, if someone top posts, it's clear in it WHAT they are
    responding to, that might be way down the bottom of the thread.
    If someone reads all down the thread, and then goes back up to the top to
    post an answer or response, maybe there isn't anything in the thread
    (sometimes many posts) that's needed to be reread
    I've been on several newsgroups, one mainly, for a lot of years and
    somethiung like "top posting" is only used as a way of starting trouble,
    like an excuse to call someone names. Doesn't seem to relate to the topic of
    the newsgroup, itself.
    Carrie, Jun 24, 2011
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  2. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    There's also the idea of reading the response on top and if it's not
    clear, what it's in answer to, scrolling and skimming over all the posts
    below. Sometimes they go on for days.
    If someone asks a question and it's answered on top (which I have seen
    done) the person who asks knows WHAT they asked, and gets the answer,
    without having to read over what they wrote first. A lot of the posts here
    are questions, and what they are is sometimes in the subject line.
    It's not that hard to figure out.
    The real question is, why all the fuss about where someone posts, which
    has nothing to do with Photoshop?
    Carrie, Jun 24, 2011
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  3. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    Worse is being you. Someday, probably not soon, you'll learn to stop
    painting the target on your forehead.
    Voivod, Jun 24, 2011
  4. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    Will you stop trying to defend your stupidity. Thanks.
    I've seen Goatse, it doesn't mean I want to do it.
    That you're an idiot? No, that was obvious on your very first post.
    The real question is; when will you grow a clue?
    Voivod, Jun 24, 2011
  5. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I think I have gone through that already LOL
    I keep thinking I will go over them and figure out which ones I
    actually use or might, and take the extras out.
    I know it's a low quality image. I was just using it as an example. I
    have higher res versions of it, too. It's in Photobucket.
    I used one of the Eye Candys, I think 3-something.
    It was just like having fun with images and seeing how they look. I
    showed that to some (not into computer art) and they were amazed at it. The
    weave look. Not too many pictueres go good with it.
    I'm working on it. I've discovered videos and feel for the
    first time I am actually learning a lot, and every detail of everything that
    can be done. Before I used to find tutorials online or think of something
    and try and figure it out, or go by books.
    Carrie, Jun 25, 2011
  6. Carrie

    Joel Guest

    After messing around with Photoshop (learning stage) for awhile, when I
    first found out what plug-in can do then it was the first thing I tried to
    find. I then used plug-in to impress my friends.

    But I can't lie to myself that it wasn't my skill.
    Then one day, I said to myself that plug-in just do what Photoshop is
    capable of doing. If someone not only can create a technique, but even
    create a list of commands for Photoshop to follow etc.. which is even harder
    for Photoshop to max its limitation.

    Or if someone gives me the idea of what Photoshop can do, then why not
    learn the commands (technique) myself.
    As a professional photographer, and even with top-of-the-line lenses I
    know it won't be easy to capture a good quality with that image. And with
    years messing with Photoshop I can pretty much see what may appear on
    Video tutorial is a good tool to learn new command. BUT (yes, a BIG BUT)
    you may want to pay closer attention to what the video may teach.

    1. You may want to learn from hi-rez image (or the tutorial using hi-rez

    2. You may want to learn the processing for printing not displaying.

    3. Go for video instead of book, or you may not learn much from book.

    Many people may disagree with me on this one, but in general with Video
    you can see how to do it without knowing the name of commands, Book you know
    the name of commands (you can find in the pull-down menus, or HELP file) but
    don't know what to do with it.

    I have seen quite a bit of video tutorials as well as demonstation, and I
    can tell that most of them are for showing off. I have seen few quite good,
    and I can learn by watching the video not the language I can't understand
    (because I know the commands so I just learn the techiques, tricks, idea

    Whatever you learn, after done processing you may want to PRINT it out to
    see the result. You can print with your inkjet, and take to photolab for
    the final exam. If you like as 4x6" then print at larger size like 8x10" (I
    do print up to around 46") to catch even more error.

    The printer won't lie (super hard to please teacher), and it may teach you
    much more than the monitor can. And you do this to yourself not for other.
    Joel, Jun 25, 2011
  7. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I have a Canon Rebel XSi. I see beautiful, high res photos online, that
    are taken with $3000 or more cameras. I started out looking at the Nikons
    then decided the Canon was more affordable. Before that I had a Canon
    Powershot G-6. Long before that I had ones like Epson 1 mp (think it was
    750Z) and the first one was a Kodak (refurnished, it was around $60). I live
    on limited income (Social Security) and do what I can with what I have.
    That said, I am grateful for the first cameras, and even now not having the
    $3000+ ones, because that's what got me into Photoshop. Actually I had PSP 6
    when I first started. BecauseI didn't have a great camera, I did a lot of
    fixing on the computer.
    I remember asking on a discussion group, in the photo topic (where people
    loved to brag about the new camera or $1200 lens they just bought) about
    getting greens to come out better in shady areas. I had one of the Epsons
    then which I had bought used, and was the best I had at the time. One person
    said "you are never going to get anything but crummy pictures with a 1 mp
    camera". Though I have decided, it's not ALL the number of mps, but the
    quality of the lens, too.
    I figured out how to adjust the color and get good green on the computer.
    The same with not having a car, and not being able to go too many places
    to take exotic or different pictures. I pretty much have to be creative and
    use what I have around me. Looking at small things (one summer I took,
    cropped and enlarged everything tiny I could find, bugs, spiders, ants, etc)
    or the different seasons, or light coming through the trees (or light
    shining on my wood floor)\
    If I'd had a really good, expensive camera all along, I'd probably not
    have gotten into learning so much about the computer side of it. I have two
    monitors and have been using the first PS CS3 set from I feel I
    am learning a lot, he goes over every way of doing things, and tells the
    short cuts, and does this enough so I sometimes even remember it after LOL
    I use batch and action and resize-lower resolution of pictures I plan to
    put up online for whatever reason.
    There's not much doing around here, but sometimes I get a surprise.
    Probably trying to capture "nature" and have it look in a picture like it
    does to the eye, is something to keep working on.
    This was 8pm at night, in a light rain

    This year there are the most beautiful (colors together) wildflowers.

    I love taking pictures, doing/learning computer art, and talking about
    it LOL
    Carrie, Jun 25, 2011
  8. Carrie

    Joel Guest

    Canon Rebel series is a good DSLR camera (image quality), but not for
    professional use (the design not suite for pro). One of the main parts of
    photography (gear) is the LENS (good external flash is the must have for
    serious hobby user)

    I have been using digital camera since early 90 (started with greyscale),
    and have been photographing since early 60's.
    Joel, Jun 27, 2011
  9. You are correct. May I ask why you want to selectively load plug-ins? To
    save memory? I'm afraid I can't remember much about Photoshop 3, but I
    do have some resources at work that I will look into.
    John J Stafford, Jun 27, 2011
  10. Good decision! rules. We used it a lot at the university to
    point students to things we did not ordinarily teach. They loved it.
    John J Stafford, Jun 27, 2011
  11. I just switched to Leica M9 (from Leica M7 and M4). Life is simpler now.
    John J Stafford, Jun 27, 2011
  12. If you rename a plugin with a "~" at the start of its name, Photoshop won't
    load it, if that's any help. You could test to see if that extends to
    renaming folders of plugins.
    Andrew Morton, Jun 28, 2011
  13. Carrie

    Joel Guest

    In general NONE of the options is worth the trouble, and renaming dozen(s)
    of plug-ins every time you launch Photoshop is even worse. IOW, with the
    Filter Manager you only need to do it ONCE.

    Example you have 200 plug-ins and you don't want to load them all, then
    you use PLug-In Manager to create a group of plug-ins you want Photoshop to

    1. Plug-ins from 1-10

    2. Plug-ins from 11-20

    3. Plug-ins from 21-40

    4. Plug-ins from 41-50

    And so on til you happy with the choice. Then when you want to use
    Photoshop instead of launching Photoshop directly you launch it from
    Plug-Ins Manager, and pick the group # of plug-ins you want Photoshop to

    And that is much simpler than your idea, but I don't think it's worth the
    trouble either.

    Also, base on your idea I would say renaming the FOLDERS is much simpler,
    as well as you can launch using BAT(ch) command to rename the FOLDER (group
    of plug-ins) instead of manually rename each individual plug-ins.
    Joel, Jun 28, 2011
  14. Carrie

    none Guest

    Hi Carrie!

    The thing about photography is that it allows the average person
    to capture pictures that make them happy. It doesn't matter if you
    have a $5000 camera or a $200 camera. They both will capture
    pictures, so if you have a good eye, you can capture some really
    amazing pictures with any camera. The idea is to have fun and enjoy
    what you do, which you seem to do already.
    I have the original Canon Digital Rebel, and that is all I need.
    I know I am not a great photographer, so it wouldn't make sense for me
    to buy a top of the line camera. By the same token, my daughter is a
    good photographer, and she could take really great pictures with her
    Digital Rebel. I upgraded her to the Canon 5D Mark II a few years ago
    and the pictures she now takes are awesome.(she is a professional
    If you enjoy taking pictures and know how to use your camera, it
    doesn't matter what the camera is. The enjoyment comes from taking
    As to plugins, I guess I have about 200 plugins for Photoshop. It
    seems that when you buy a plugin package for Photoshop, it comes with
    a lot of filters that you don't want, but you have to load the whole
    package in order to get the few filters that you do want, so you end
    up with many unwanted filters. Having a lot of plugins can slow down
    Photoshop, that's why when my Windows XP computer died, I got a new
    Windows 7 system that wouldn't have a problem loading all of the
    plugins and filters.
    This new system will launch Photoshop and all 200 plugins in 4
    seconds, so I never worry about having too many plugins. Now if I
    could only take some decent pictures....<g>

    none, Jun 29, 2011
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