Filter Forge 3.0 offers a better way to preview effect filters. The functionality of the ‘Show Original’ checkbox above the preview area has been expanded: when you turn ‘Show Original’ on, Filter Forge 3.0 displays both original and modified images side-by-side and allows you to drag the before/after separator to better see how filters affect various parts of the image:
This is really a fantastic piece of software, I highly recommend everyone checking it out if you're into pattern/texture map creation.
“Filter Forge is an incredibly powerful new Photoshop Plugin. It's simply amazing. It gives you the power to create your own filters (you must run them from inside Filter Forge though) without any programming knowledge at all.”
“I'm thinking Filter Forge should come with a warning: 'This Product could be Habit Forming'.”