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Filter Forge Update 1.014 – New Editions, Photoshop CS4 Support, and Bug Fixes

December 12, 2008

Alexandria, VA, USA (December 12, 2008) – Filter Forge, Inc. today released the update 1.014 to Filter Forge, a Photoshop plugin that allows users to create their own filters. The update introduces three new Filter Forge editions, adds support for Adobe Photoshop CS4 and fixes several bugs.

How to update: To download and install the update 1.014, select Tools > Updates from the Filter Forge main menu. The update preserves all downloaded and user-created filters, as well as user settings and the license key. Users who do not want to use the built-in update feature can download and install the update manually from http://www.filterforge.com/download/

About Filter Forge, Inc. – Based in Alexandria, VA, Filter Forge, Inc. is a one-product company solely focused on developing Filter Forge, an innovative Photoshop plugin allowing its 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 currently contains over 5500 textures and effects. For more information, visit http://www.filterforge.com

List of Updates, Additions and Fixes

  • Added support for the Starter-1, Starter-3, and Starter-7 editions.
  • Added support for Adobe Photoshop CS4.
  • Clicking Cancel in Format Options dialog now properly cancels image saving.
  • libpng has been updated to version 1.2.31.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the preview window from updating on images containing only 1 rendering block.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented further image saving after cancelling the progress window.
  • The Help file now includes information about Starter editions.
  • Corrected a minor typo in the About box.

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