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Filter Forge for Mac Released, 30% Discount for All Versions Announced

March 31, 2009

Alexandria, VA, USA (March 31, 2009) – After a successful beta test, Filter Forge, Inc. today released the long-awaited Mac OS X version of Filter Forge, an innovative high-end plugin for Adobe Photoshop allowing computer artists to build their own filters, and announced a special 30% discount for both Windows and Mac versions of Filter Forge.

Starting March 31, 2009, all editions of Filter Forge for both Windows and Mac OS X are offered at a special 30% discount – you can save up to $90. To buy Filter Forge at a 30% discount, click here: http://www.filterforge.com/buy/

To download and install the commercial version of Filter Forge for Mac OS X, please click here: http://www.filterforge.com/download/?mac. If you were using the beta version, select Tools > Updates from the Filter Forge main menu. The update preserves all downloaded and user-created filters, as well as user settings.

Filter Forge is an innovative Photoshop plugin allowing users to create their own filters – seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames and more. The key features of Filter Forge include a visual filter editor and a free online library of user-created filters which contains about 6000 textures and effects at the moment. The free fully-functional 30-day trial versions for Windows and Mac OS X can be downloaded at http://www.filterforge.com/

About Filter Forge, Inc. – Based in Alexandria, VA, Filter Forge, Inc. is a one-product company solely focused on developing Filter Forge. For more information, visit http://www.filterforge.com

List of Updates, Additions and Fixes


  • Filter Forge no longer crashes when the Filter Forge.8bf file version doesn't match the application version.
  • Fixed a minor scrolling bug in the Filter Categories list box.

Mac OS X specific:

  • Added support for the Command+W hotkey to close the current window.
  • The close widgets for the Main window and Filter Editor now display a dark dot when there are unsaved changes.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented Filter Forge from installing properly under Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented Filter Forge from launching under Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Filter Forge to crash with the 'SendEventToEventTarget failed' exception.
  • Minor changes in the internal bug reporting tool.
  • Changed the background image in the installer package.

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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.

Neil Bennett
Digital Arts

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“It's a powerful and logical way of creating effects that's relatively easy to learn by seeing how other effects are built. Creating filters from scratch is time-consuming, but for a wider user group, it's a great way to modify already-created effects.”

Neil Bennett
Digital Arts

“Filter Forge does more than any of my other plugins all in one spot! I'm a kid in a candy store right now just having fun trying everything out. Fun, fun!”

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