August 29, 2008
Alexandria, VA, USA (August 29, 2008) – Filter Forge, Inc. today released the update 1.013 to Filter Forge, a Photoshop plugin that allows users to create their own filters. The current update adds batch filter processing, improves rendering speed and fixes several bugs.
You can now batch-render any number of saved filter presets using the new command-line renderer. The renderer is included into the update as a separate executable file. For more information, please see the Command-Line Renderer article, in the Miscellaneous help section.
Additionally, a number of speed and usability improvements were introduced. The rendering of filters that use lighting environments and certain components has been sped up by up to 20%. Also, the Undo function in the Filter Editor now works after saving, and the Filter Forge website now supports CoolIris (formerly PicLens) – a browser addon for viewing images in the 3D environment.
How to update: To download and install the update 1.013, select Tools > Updates from the Filter Forge main menu. The update preserves all downloaded and user-created filters, as well as user settings and the license key. Users who do not want to use the built-in update feature can download and install the update manually from http://www.filterforge.com/download/
About Filter Forge, Inc. – Based in Alexandria, VA, Filter Forge, Inc. is a one-product company solely focused on developing Filter Forge, a high-end Photoshop plugin allowing computer artists to build their own filters. The key features of Filter Forge include a visual filter editor and a free online library of user-created filters to which anyone can contribute. For more information, visit http://www.filterforge.com
Filter Forge is – by quite a margin – the most powerful plug-in we've looked at here. That's because it's a tool for creating plug-ins, both generative texture-creation tools and effect filters.
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