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Version 4.10 for Windows (February 2017)

  • Images are now processed tile by tile which requires less memory and allows processing images that occupy more than 2 GB RAM. But tile processing is not used if one the following effects is applied: All Warp effects, Noisy Blur, Quadrant Flip, Streamer, Zoom, Flame Generator
  • "The Plugin Site" sub menu does not appear at the top of the Filter menu anymore, because the leading space character was removed.
  • After the dialog was displayed, you can now press the Enter key to immediatelly apply the effect.
  • Bug Fix: No more flickering when the plugin dialog is displayed
  • Bug Fix: In Affinity Photo and Serif PhotoPlus the controls are not messed up anymore when running it a second time after clicking Cancel.
  • Bug Fix: No more strange combo box colors in IrfanView, Affinity Photo and other applications that do not support visual styles.

  • Installation:
    • Future versions will be able to install over the current version without uninstallation. Please uninstall any previous version to avoid superfluous files.
    • The installation does not allow selecting an installation folder anymore. You can only select the drive. This avoid double installations of plugins.
    • Only one uninstall option is added to the "Add/Remove Programs" section of the control panel for new minor versions of the same product.
    • New Uninstall item is added to Start menu which displays the Add/Remove Programs dialog

    • Plugin Installer:
      • Two new "Adobe Photoshop CC (All Versions)" items for installing plugins to a 32-bit or 64-bit plugin folder which is used by all existing and future versions of Photoshop CC. This way you do not need to install the plugin again after you installed a new version of Photoshop CC. Best uninstall the previous version to avoid duplicate plugins when using this new option.
      • Support for Affinity Photo (Please activate the "Allow Unknown plugins to be used" check box under Edit > Preferences > Photoshop Plugins in Affinity Photo to make it work.)
      • Plugin Installer now correctly displays "Photoshop CC 2015.5" instead of "Photoshop CC 2016".
      • Clicking on a list item activates its check box now
      • Plugin Installer has all applications activated by default during installation.
      • The Install button now gets the focus when the dialog shows up.

Version 4.09 for Windows (December 2015)

  • Support for HiDPI
    • The UI-Scaling-Preview-Cutoff problem in Photoshop CC 2014/2015 and Photoshop Elements 13/14 was fixed. However, the Soft Proof effect is not visible in the preview anymore if UI Scaling is active.
    • Larger cursors
  • After the plugin dialog appears the Enter key now always applies the effect and the Esc key always cancels the plugin. Previously it sometimes only worked after clicking a control.
  • Bug Fix: When using the Enter key instead of clicking the OK button, the settings were not saved and the preview appeared maller when running the plugin again.
  • Bug Fix: With maximized window the preview was too small on second invocation.

  • Improved installation:
    • Three less clicks are necessary, because the language, start menu and ready pages are not displayed anymore.
    • There are no separate Start menu folders added for different versions anymore. So better uninstall previous and demo versions before installing new/full versions.
    • Under Windows 8 & 10 there are even less icons with better names installed on the All Apps section of the Start menu to avoid clutter.
    • Please uninstall from the Control Panel as the uninstall icon is not added to the Start menu anymore.
    • Plugin Installer supports HiDPI

 

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:
    2000/XP:
    c:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\ThePluginSite\HarrysFilters4\
    Vista/7:
    c:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\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".

 

 

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