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Harry's Filters 4.0 Plugin for Adobe Photoshop (Win/Mac)

Harry's Filters 4.0 Plugin for Adobe Photoshop (Win/Mac)
Harry’s Filters 4.0 Plugin for Adobe Photoshop (Win/Mac) | 11 MB
Version 4.0 (for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, Photo-Paint etc.)
Version 1.0 (for Premiere, ImageFX and GIMP’s User Filter)

Harry’s Filters is a free Photoshop-compatible plugin containing 69 image effects. They were formerly also known under the name "VideoRave". Harry’s Filters lets you choose the appropriate effect without hassling through different menus and dialogs. The main effect categories are called Color, Artistic, Gradients, Patterns, Warp, Noise, En/Decrypt, Other and Nature. They include filters for changing the image color or mood, for creating artistic effects, producing colorful gradients or impressive patterns, warping images and adding special noise effects to image. Additionally they let you encrypting and decrypting images with 64 bit keys, produce zoom, mirror or paint effects as well as natural effects like lightning, tornado and polar lights.

Harry’s Filters is very easy and comfortable to use. It can be applied to RGB as well as Grayscale images. A Jump button lets you create interesting random effects and explore the possibilities of each filter effect. Options for saving and opening effect presets allow the user to store his favorite effects and reuse them later. An Instant Preview check box updated the preview while you drag the sliders. The window is resizable.

New since Version 3 is a Play feature that produces animations with random parameters at a certain frame rate and speed. The animations provide an impressive demonstration of the effects of the different filters and are an easy way to discover interesting effect settings.

Main Features

Freeware plugin with 69 image effects in 9 effect groups
Filters for color adjustment, artistic effects, colorful gradients, impressive patterns, warping images, adding noise effects, encrypting and decrypting images, zoom effects, mirroring and paint effects as well as natural effects like lightning, tornado and polar lights
Play button for animations with random parameters and Jump button for random effects
Various blending modes and Brightness slider
More than 130 presets included
Resizable window
Can be applied to RGB and Grayscale images with 8bit per channel
... and much more

New in Version 4

64-bit version
Resizable window with visual styles.
Speed improvements for some filters
... and much more

Version 4 for Windows (January 2011)

64-bit version included
Resizable window with visual styles.
Speed improvements:
2.5 times faster: Patterns>Rasperry
1.75 times faster: Nature>Flame, Nature>Tornado
1.5 times faster: Patterns>70s Pop, Color>Mood
1.25 times faster: Patterns>Random Art, Patterns>Radial Sinality, Color>Color Wizard
Improved compatibility with some applications, e.g. preview scrolling now works in SignLab and Image Analyzer.
Data Execution Protection (DEP) does not keep Harrys Filters from working anymore.
More precise rendering time measurement
To avoids write permission conflicts the .ini and preset are now saved in this folder:
c:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\ThePluginSite\HarrysFilters4\
The values of the Brightness, blend controls and Instant Preview check box are preserved between session.

Bug Fix: The Blue Mode slider of the Artistic>Color Cocktail effect works again.
The installer supports a total of 38 languages. Plugin Installer supports several new compatible applications.
Support for silent installation: If you run the installer with the /silent or /verysilent command line parameter, the installation will run automatically and require no click. Plugin Installer will then automatically install the plugin in every supported application that it can find.

Version 3.01 for Windows (June 2007)

Windows Vista Compatibility: Harrys Filters now works under Vista even if your computer has 2 GB or more RAM.
6 new presets
Plugin Installer was added: At the end of the installation the Plugin Installer tool will appear and let you copy the Harrys Filters plugin conveniently to your image application’s plugin folder.

Version 3.0 for Windows (January 2004)

14 New Effects: Color > Inversity, Artistic > Color Compress, Gradients > Spiral, Gradients > Triple, Patterns > Symbol Shaper, Warp > Kamikaze, Noise > Digital Cutter, Other > Convolver Pro. Additionally a new Nature group with the following effects: Dawning, Flame, Lightning, Polar Lights, Super Nova and Tornado.
Play Feature for effect animations with random slider values. Two combo boxes for choosing a frame/second value and one of five possible speeds. While the animation is displayed in the preview you can use all controls, e.g. change zoom, change a slider value, choose another effect.
200% larger preview
General Brightness slider was added. The brightness sliders of some effects has been removed.
Blend feature with 20 blending modes and a ratio slider.
Harry’s Filters works in Paint Shop Pro 8 now. An incompatibility with Paint Shop Pro 8 was fixed.
More than 30 new preset files.
The "Random" button has been renamed to "Jump".
Some filters have been fixed, e.g. the Crochet Art and Color Cocktail effects
The range of some sliders was internally shortened to make it easier to produce useful effects with them.
Some label names have been fixed and changed.
Bug that occured when opening a preset was fixed.
Clicking on the logo displays the About dialog

Version 2.0 for Windows (May 2001)

All 55 plugins were combined into one single plugin. The effects are choosable with the help of two combo boxes.
Zoomable and scrollable preview
Features for opening and saving preset files that have the extention .hfp. More than 90 presets are included.
Instant Preview check box for updating the preview while the sliders are dragged
Random Button for setting the sliders to random values
Help Button for displaying the help file

Version 1.0 for Macintosh (December 2000)

Filter Factory plugins converted for MacOS 8/9 with the help of Plugin Commander Pro.

Version 1.0 for Windows (1997 - 1998)

A collection of Filter Factory plugins originally known as "VideoRave".


Runs as a filter plugin in Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, Photo-Paint, PhotoImpact, IrfanView and many other applications
For Windows 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)


Version 4 for Windows

Adobe Photoshop (Version CS4 or higher)
Adobe Photoshop Elements (Version 13 or higher)
Adobe Illustrator (Version CS6 or higher)
Computerinsel Photoline 64 (Version 16 or higher)
CorelDRAW (Version X6 or higher)
Corel Painter (Version 12.1 or higher)
Corel Paint Shop Pro (Version X6 or higher)
Corel Photo-Paint (Version X6 or higher)
Paint.NET (with the PSFilterPdn plugin) (Freeware: www.getpaint.net)
Serif PhotoPlus (Version X6 or higher)
Adobe Photoshop (Version 3 or higher, Version CS1 or higher)
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe PhotoDeluxe
Adobe After Effects (Version 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5, but not animatable)
Adobe Illustrator (Version 7 or higher)
Adobe ImageReady (Version 2 or higher)
Adobe PageMaker (Version 6.5 or higher)
ACDSystems Photo Canvas (Version 2 or higher)
ACDSystems Photo Editor (Version 3 or higher)
ACDSystems Canvas (Version X or higher)
albelli photo book creator (Freeware: www.albelli.co.uk)
Ambient Design ArtRage Studio Pro (Version 3 and higher)
Arcadia PhotoPerfect (Version 2.9 or higher)
ArcSoft PhotoStudio (Version 5.5 or higher)
Artweaver Plus (Version 3 or higher)
Aurora Borealis Mandala Painter (Version 3 or higher)
CADlink SignLab (Version 5 or higher)
CDH Image Explorer Pro (Version 4 or higher)
Computerinsel Photoline 32 (Version 5 or higher)
CorelDRAW (Version 9 or higher)
Corel Paint Shop Pro (Version 10 or higher)
Corel Photo-Paint (Version 9 or higher)
Corel Bryce (Version 4 or higher)
Corel Painter (Version 6 and higher, except Version 10 and 11)
Deneba Canvas (Version 6 or higher)
DigiFoto (Version 3.5 or higher) (Freeware: www.klausdoege.de)
DigiSoft ProMedia (Version 2 or higher)
DigiSoft ImagePro 2K1
Discreet Combustion (Version 2 or higher, but not animatable and preview is bluish)
Equilibrium DeBabelizer Pro (Version 4.5 or higher)
GIMP (Version 1.2.4 or higher with the PSPI plugin) (Preview doesn’t work correctly and may crash if you scroll it too often)
Helicon Filter (Version 4.2 or higher)
Image Analyzer (with the 8bf Interface plugin) (Freeware: meesoft.logicnet.dk)
imageN (Freeware: www.pixoid.com)
IrfanView (Version 3.85 or higher, Freeware: www.irfanview.com)
Jasc Paint Shop Pro (Version 4.12 or higher)
KnowledgeAdventure HyperStudio (Version 4.2 or higher)
Logipole Konverter (Version 4 or higher)
Macromedia Freehand (Version 7 or higher)
Macromedia Fireworks (Version 2 or higher, but transparency isn’t correctly displayed in the preview)
Magix Xtreme Photo Designer (Version 6 or higher, but applying the plugin to a selection or object causes problems and sometimes random crashes occur, Freeware: www.magix.com)
Mediachance PhotoBrush
Megalux Ultimate Paint (Version 2 or higher)
Megalux Ultimate FX (Freeware)
Metacreations Painter (Version 6 or higher)
Microfrontier Digital Darkroom (Version 1.2 or higher)
Micrografx Picture Publisher (Version 8 or higher, but the preview zoom won’t work)
Microsoft Image Composer (Version 1.5 or higher, but dragging the preview isn’t possible)
Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000
Microsoft Picture It! Digital Image Pro (Version 7 or higher, but a 100% zoom may not work correctly and Cancel sometimes produces a crash)
Newave Chaos Fx: Twilight’76 (Version 1.2 or higher)
New World Focus PhotoEditor (Version 4 or higher)
Paint.NET (with the PSFilterPdn plugin) (Freeware: www.getpaint.net)
19th Parallel Sagelight (Version 3 or higher)
Photobie Design Studio (Version 1.8 or higher) (Freeware: www.photobie.com)
Photo Filter Factory (Version 9 and higher)
Picmaster (Version 1.25 or higher)
Plugin Commander Pro (Version 1.5 or higher)
PhotoFiltre Studio (Version 7 or higher)
PhotoFiltre (Version 6.5 or higher) (with the 8bf Filters plugin) (Freeware: photofiltre.free.fr)
RealWorld Paint.com (Version 2008.1 or higher) (Freeware: www.rw-designer.com)
QFX / QFX LE (Version 7 or higher)
Right Hemisphere Deep Paint
Satori PhotoXL (Version 2.29 or higher)
Serif PhotoPlus (Version 6 or higher)
Serif PhotoPlus Starter Edition (Version 2 or higher) (Freeware: www.serif.com)
SigmaPi Pixopedia 24 (Version 1.0.5 or higher)
SigmaPi NiGulp (Version 1.5 or higher) (Freeware: www.sigmapi-design.com)
Stoik PictureMan Pro (Version 5 or higher)
ThinkTank Ameri-Imager (Version 2 or higher)
Ulead Gif Animator (Version 4 or higher)
Ulead PhotoImpact (Version 4 or higher)
Ulead PhotoExpress (Version 6 or higher)
VCW Vicman’s Photo Editor (Version 6.9 or higher, but preview dragging causes crash) (Freeware: www.photo-editor.net)
WebSuperGoo Achroma
Xara X
XnView (Version 1.70 or higher) (Freeware: www.xnview.com)
Zoner Photo Studio (Version 9 or higher)

Version 1.0 for Windows

We recommend to use them in one of the following applications:

Adobe Premiere (Version 4, 5 and 6)
Datatech ImageMan (Version 6 and higher)
ImageFX (on the Amiga)
Macromedia Director
Metacreations Painter 5
GIMP (under Linux, with the help of the User Filter)
SPG ColorWorks: Web

Version 1.0 for MacOS 8/9

We recommend to use them in one of the following applications:

Adobe Photoshop (Version 3 - 6)
Adobe Photoshop (Version 7 in Classic Mode)
Adobe After Effects (Version 3 and higher)

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