Do Photoshop plug-ins work in PS Elements??? [Archive] - Glock Talk


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09-29-2004, 13:40
Thanks in advance

10-02-2004, 20:54
I couldn't make 'em work, so if someone else has had success please tell how.

10-03-2004, 07:06
If you have the manual, read page 35-36. If not, let me know. It is just a matter of putting them in the right place.

10-03-2004, 09:51
Mine came bundled with a camera. 3 different software pkgs in one manual. pretty sure the page numbers are different.

10-03-2004, 15:29
From the Help menu:
Using plug-in modules


Plug-in modules are software programs developed by Adobe Systems and other software developers to add functionality to Photoshop Elements. A number of importing, exporting, and special-effects plug-ins come with your program; they are in folders inside the Photoshop Elements Plug-ins folder.

You can select an additional plug-ins folder to use compatible plug-ins stored with another application. You can also create a shortcut (Windows) or an alias (Mac OS) for a plug-in stored in another folder on your system. You can then add the shortcut or alias to the Plug-ins folder to use that plug-in with Photoshop Elements. Once installed, plug-in modules appear as options added to the Import or Export menu, or as file formats in the Open and Save As dialog boxes.

Photoshop Elements can accommodate a large number of plug-ins. However, if the number of installed plug-in modules becomes great enough, Photoshop Elements may not be able to list all the plug-ins in their appropriate menus. Newly installed plug-ins will then appear in the Filter > Other submenu.

To install an Adobe Systems plug-in module:

Do one of the following:

Use the plug-in installer, if provided.
In Windows, copy the module into the appropriate Plug-ins folder in the Photoshop Elements folder.
In Mac OS, drag a copy of the module to the appropriate Plug-ins folder inside the Photoshop Elements folder.
Note: Before copying or dragging the plug-in files into the Plug-ins folder, make sure that the files are uncompressed.

To install a third-party plug-in module:

Follow the installation instructions that came with the plug-in module.

To select an additional plug-ins folder:

Choose Edit > Preferences > Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks.
In the Preferences dialog, do one of the following:
In Windows, select Additional Plug-ins Directory, click Choose, and select a folder from the list. Click OK.
In Mac OS, select Additional Plug-ins Folder, select a folder from the list. Click Select or Choose.
To display the contents of a folder, double-click the directory (Windows) or click Open (Mac OS).
The path to the folder appears in the preferences window.

Make sure that you do not select a location inside the Plug-ins folder for Photoshop Elements.

Restart Photoshop Elements to load the plug-ins.
To prevent a plug-in or folder of plug-ins from loading:

Add a tilde character (~) at the beginning of the plug-in name, folder, or directory. That file (or all files in the folder) is ignored by the application when you restart it.

To view information about installed plug-ins:

Choose Help > About Plug-In and select a plug-in from the submenu (Windows) or choose Apple menu > About Plug-In and select a plug-in from the submenu (Mac OS).

10-03-2004, 15:35
Thanks for the install advice Big Dog. But my question is "will PS plug-ins work with elements?" Are there different plug-ins for elements, or is a plug-in a plug-in?

10-03-2004, 17:06
Sorry, posted that after a 12 hour shift;g . It depends on the plug-in. Some are compatible with both PS and Elements, some are only for one or the other. Google by "elements plug-ins". There are a ton of them.

10-03-2004, 17:32

Cool avatar btw.:)

10-04-2004, 05:01
Thanks, Homeland Security at its finest.