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Filter Forge 6.0 Released, Offers Full 64-bit Support

November 18, 2016

Alexandria, VA, November 18, 2016 – Filter Forge, Inc. today announced the commercial release of Filter Forge 6.0, a desktop application for Windows and macOS that allows digital artists to build their own filters in a visual editor or download thousands of user-submitted filters from the online library. This release introduces full support for 64-bit operating systems, a rewritten native Mac version, over 30 updated components that simplify and enhance filter creation, and improved user interface for reordering filter presets via drag-and-drop.

Filter Forge is a powerful Photoshop plugin and a stand-alone desktop application for Windows and Mac OS X that allows photographers, web designers, 3D modelers and other computer artists to apply over 5800 ready-to-use visual effects to their images, generate over 6000 of unique procedural textures, and create their own filters. There are 3 key features that make Filter Forge stand out among similar tools:

  • A free online filter library containing over 11,800 user-created textures and effects, making Filter Forge instantly useful for anyone who has no time to learn how to create filters. New filters are added every week. All filters are adjustable and resolution independent, and most of them support seamless tiling, real-world HDRI lighting, and can automatically generate diffuse, specular, bump, and normal maps. To view the filters, visit the Filter Library at https://www.filterforge.com/filters/
  • A visual filter editor that allows digital artists to create their own filters by arranging components such as blurs, gradients, color adjustments, distortions, or blends, into a network to combine their effects. For end-users, the filter internals are hidden behind a simple set of controls, so anyone can immediately benefit from filters without having to learn their inner workings.
  • Contributors who submit filters to the online filter library can get a full version of Filter Forge 6.0 at no cost. A filter that gets popular with the users earns a reward point. Three reward points earn the author a free copy of Filter Forge. For more information, visit the reward program page at https://www.filterforge.com/more/freecopy.html

The key feature of Filter Forge 6.0 is full support for 64-bit operating systems, both on Windows and macOS. The most immediate benefit of the new 64-bit versions is the ability to access more than 4 GB of RAM, which significantly improves user experience with rendering large images

For macOS users, Filter Forge 6.0 introduces a new native version for macOS rewritten for the modern Cocoa API. The rewritten version comes with multiple user interface enhancements such as support for trackpad and Apple Magic Mouse.

For filter creators, Filter Forge 6.0 introduces mappable checkboxes, a new parameter type which was added to 33 existing components. It gives filter authors more expressive power by allowing parameter mapping, the foundational principle of Filter Forge, to be applied to component parameters defined by checkboxes. And finally, users can now rearrange filter presets on the Presets tab via drag-and-drop.

Filter Forge 6.0 is available for Windows and macOS. It can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and compatible host applications. The fully-functional 30-day trial version is available at the Filter Forge download page at https://www.filterforge.com/download/

Filter Forge is offered in three differently priced editions targeted at entry-level, mainstream and professional digital artists. Starting November 18 all new Filter Forge 6 licenses are offered at a special 80% discount. To buy Filter Forge at a discount, visit the Filter Forge ordering page at https://www.filterforge.com/buy/

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 the Filter Forge website at https://www.filterforge.com

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