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:
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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“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.”
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