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Filter Forge Professional Edition (Windows)Discount

Filter Forge Professional Edition (Windows)

Create Your Own Photoshop Filters

v9.0 for PC  Download Trial
Platforms: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 64-bit versions
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So you took the plunge and dropped a bunch of money on a professional, hardcore graphics editor, thinking you’d be able to unleash the magic if you only had the right software. But after going through all of the effects that the application had to offer, you are feeling a bit underwhelmed! Time to step up your game with today’s discount software promotion, Filter Forge Professional Edition!

Filter Forge Professional Edition is a plugin for Adobe Photoshop that lets anyone create awesome images featuring a variety of realistic and abstract textures and effects. With Filter Forge Professional Edition, you’ll have instant access to over 12,000 filters in an online library, or you can quickly throw together your own creations just by layering components. No matter what, none of this involves writing any code!

Producing your own filters has never been easier, thanks to Filter Forge Professional Edition. Using an integrated node-based visual editor, you can quickly build visual effects and procedural textures. Generate diffuse, bump, specular, and normal maps, all anti-aliased and most seamlessly tiled. And since the filters are generated procedurally, you can render them in any resolution without compromising detail!

This promotion includes the following:
Filter Forge Professional 9.0 (Win) v9.0 ($399)
Filter Forge Professional 9.0 (Mac) v9.0 ($399)

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H. H. @filter forge
I own several previous versions of filter forge pro and librarian.
What would be the discounted upgrade price for upgrading to lifetime
for bdj-customers?
best regards
Mar 18 2020 at 4:03am Copy Link
Lonny User Use an amazing library of realistic and abstract texture and effects filters with Photoshop, this is not much good for anyone who do not have Photoshop? Is It?
Mar 19 2020 at 5:09am Copy Link
Dunking @Lonny - I am not a user (yet!) but my understanding is you can use it standalone so it doesn't actually need Photoshop (or anything else). Also it will work with the excellent Affinity Photo. There's a list on their website of all the hosts applications it can be a plugin with.
Mar 19 2020 at 5:18am Copy Link
H. H. @Lonny
owning previous versions (not 9 yet) - works as standalone.
You also may download the trial version and test yourself.
Mar 19 2020 at 12:21pm Copy Link
Lonny User i have affinity photo, if this is a standalone why do they not say? is this lifetime or is there a renewal each year?
Mar 19 2020 at 1:40pm Copy Link
H. H. @ Lonny

1.just installed trial version 9 - it can be used as standalone and also can be used with affinity photo (tested with affinity Photo 1.7)
In affinity you have to allow unknown plugins in the settings and restart affinity
(link to german description)
- you can download the trial and install (30day full working trial) with the bitsdujour trial download link

2. If you look at the fine-print tab above
you will find
"After you purchase Filter Forge Professional Edition (Windows) it may be used indefinitely", this usually means you can use the version (9) you bought indefinitely, but have to pay for upgrades e.g. version 10 (mostly discounted)

so, fortunately, they do not force customers to use subscription
(if you look at their homepage you will see that they also have a subscription as alternative, but you can decide what you personally prefer)

Hope this is helpful, the bdj price is a really good price for starting with filter forge pro to my opinion

Mar 19 2020 at 2:36pm Copy Link
Linton User Will this work with Pixarra Twisted Brush STUDIO PRO?

Pixarra STUDIO PRO accepts photoshop plugins!
Mar 19 2020 at 11:06pm Copy Link
H. H. @ filter forge
would be fine if somebody could answer the several user questions
reliable support would be a recommendation!

@ Linton
perhaps you may contact Ken Carlino from Pixarra (btw great creative software) or ask the question in the user forum of pixarra too. Usually, Pixarra has reliable support. If not working now you may make a suggestion for implementing support for filter forge plugins.

Since Filter Forge also works as stand-alone program you can use it independently of pixarra plugin support -
in pixarra twistedbrush choose edit -"copy layer or copy merged"
in filter forge you just right-click in the preview area and choose "paste-image"
than select the effect you wish, then
just right-click on the preview-image again,
select "copy image" (seems that you do not have to save the image before, so that´s not time-consuming) and in pixarra twistedbrush you choose "edit" "paste".
It works quite fast, but of course plugin would be even more comfortable.

Mar 20 2020 at 3:09am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @H. H. What versions do you own?
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 20 2020 at 4:38am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @Lonny User No, you don't need Photoshop or any other host application. You can easity use Filter Forge in a standalone mode if you want. AND you can use it as a plugin in Photoshop or several other host applications. Check the list of officially supported host applications here: https://www.filterforge.c...hosts.html
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 20 2020 at 4:40am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @ Lonny again As soon as you buy a Filter Forge license, it is your forever. Minor updates withing this version would be free of charge. You'll need to pay for the upgrade to the next version if you want. But your version will work forever even after the release of the new version. It is not going to be a pumpkin.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 20 2020 at 4:44am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @Linton Pixarra is not in the list of the officially supported hosts, but it could work I suppose. I asked our tester to try to install Filter Forge as a Pixarra plugin.

@H.H. Thanks for all the answers! And you're right -- even if you can't use FF in a plugin mode just try standalone version + copy&paste feature. Read more here -- https://www.filterforge.c...paste.html
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 20 2020 at 4:53am Copy Link
H. H. @ filter forge
I bought filter forge 3, 4, 5,6,7 mostly with backup and (since available) additional librarian.
So the sum I've paid exceeds the lifetime upgrade price for filter forge and librarian already by far.If necessary I can post you the order confirmation of the bills (which email address?)
Thank you for responding again in advance
Best regards
Mar 20 2020 at 4:55am Copy Link
Dunking I wanted to like this and cough for a license, so ran it up in a W7 VM to try out (as I do most things I trial). Wouldn't start, and by that I mean it literally wouldn't even get going before stopping - there was absolutely nothing happening at all. Task manager couldn't spot anything either.

Tried it in a different, newer, VM and the same thing. One VM had AVG free and the other had nothing at all in the way of AV or firewalling.

Sorry, but can't risk losing the money when it doesn't work on my main machine, and what about when I'm forced to upgrade my PC sometime? Is it going to run on that? My experience suggests I shouldn't rely on it doing so.
Mar 20 2020 at 6:33am Copy Link
H. H. @Dunking
I used filter forge at physical machine with windows 7 ultimate (64bit) (Intel) and version 5,6,7 (full versions) and also tested version 8 and now v.9 trial - every version was / is running without problems.
What virtualization program do you use? Running on amd or intel?
Mar 20 2020 at 6:44am Copy Link
Dunking Hey H. H.

I use VirtualBox on Intel i7 gen 8.
Mar 20 2020 at 6:50am Copy Link
H. H. @ Dunking
As far as I remember II tested a previous version at intel i3 with vmware and windows 7. That was running without problems too.
Sometimes programs seem to refuse working on virtual machines (had e.g. some dificulties with testing corel and magix products).
I'm user and customer of filter forge since version 3 and think that one can
"risk" to make an installation with the trial version, did not fînd anything suspicious until now and also decided to install version 9 trial yesterday. Malwarebyte did not find any pup or malware.
Mar 20 2020 at 6:59am Copy Link
Dunking Thanks for your thoughts, H. H.

I might try that. My concern isn't malware or PUPs (I trust my AV and the wider Bits community to sort that out) but rather the 'legitimate' leaving of rubbish all over the PC after uninstalling. There is an awful lot of stuff out there that just blindly installs to program files, or dumps reams of data in MyDocument, or fills the registry with untold numbers of configuration options then leaves all that there on uninstall.

I am not interested in having to re-install the OS every couple of months because things I test overwhelm it with no-longer relevant rubbish. I am not suggesting that FF does that, only that this is the reason I test in a VM first to find out ;)
Mar 20 2020 at 7:13am Copy Link
H. H. @Dunking,
yes that s correct. 3 alternative testing methods sometimes can work
- installing sandboxed (, as far as I remember that worked with previous filter forge version
or using shadow defender (I would recommend having an actual system backup when using shadow defender just in case something went wrong)
or use a good uninstaller software that takes snapshots before and after installing (e.g. iobit uninstaller, total uninstall, soft organizer,...)
Mar 20 2020 at 7:30am Copy Link
Dunking @ H. H.

I have and use Sandboxie and have Revo plus another uninstaller, but they all have some downside. Shadow Defender is a new one on me, so thanks for the link to that. I would be tempted were it not looking rather unloved and without any updates for quite a long time.
Mar 20 2020 at 6:03pm Copy Link
H. H. @ filter forge (jane)
did you see my answer above

"I bought filter forge 3, 4, 5,6,7 mostly with backup and (since available) additional librarian.
So the sum I've paid exceeds the lifetime upgrade price for filter forge and librarian already by far.If necessary I can post you the order confirmation of the bills (which email address?)
Thank you for responding again in advance
Best regards

would be fine to get an answer during time discount is available (or a link where I personally can send my purchase history)
thank you in advance
best regards
Mar 20 2020 at 11:14pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @H.H. Yep, sure. Please check your inbox and you'll find a special offer on upgrades there. If you can't find any letters from us, please contact our support team, they will help you with it.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 21 2020 at 6:38am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @Linton We've tried to install Filter Forge on Pixarra. It didn't work. Yes, they say that Pixarra supports 8b plugins, but still something goes wrong when the host tries to send Filter Forge the parameters.

So the answer is -- you can use Filter Forge in a standalone mode and a copy&paste feature.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 21 2020 at 6:44am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @Dunking Filter Forge doesn't work on VM. It is a feature of our security system.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 21 2020 at 6:47am Copy Link
Dunking @Filter Forge (Jane)

Ah! Had I but known that before time ran out. Oh well.
Mar 21 2020 at 7:03am Copy Link

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