October 29, 2015
Alexandria, VA, USA (October 29, 2015) – Filter Forge, Inc. today released a minor update 5.005 to the beta version of Filter Forge 5.0, a popular Photoshop plugin that allows users to create their own filters. The current update enables users to submit filters to the online library and optimizes initial program startup.
How to update: To download and install the update 5.005, select Tools > Updates from the Filter Forge main menu. Users who do not want to use the built-in update feature can download and install the latest beta version manually from the beta page. The update preserves all user settings and filters.
The update 5.005 also invalidates old beta keys (for Windows). All registered Filter Forge users can request a new beta key here: https://www.filterforge.com/contact/beta or use the beta version in the fully-functional trial mode. Filter Forge 5.0 is planned for commercial release in November 2015.
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 https://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.
“For 3D modelers, Filter Forge is a dream come true. It creates seamless textures with a single mouse click. The professional version creates the following map types for any texture: bump, normal, specular strength, specular exponent, diffuse, metallic, and alpha. The same filter can be used to generate any resolution, since filters are procedural.”
“I'm thinking Filter Forge should come with a warning: 'This Product could be Habit Forming'.”