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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.

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Louis H Clarification: Filter Forge is also a stand-alone product. You do NOT have to have, or use, Photoshop in order to use this program. It does come with a plug-in feature, which is very nice for those of us who do use Photoshop, but you can use it without needing to invest in, or rent, Photoshop. It also works with other Host applications. A list of these can be found here... There are over 10,000 filters and effects available for free download, for use with this program. And users are constantly creating and uploading new ones all the time. Each filter/Effect comes normally comes with presets, but you have access to all settings for each and every filter and can fine tune them as you wish. You can save your processed image as BMP JPEG TIFF TGA PNG OpenEXR and PFM. (These are the current graphic files the stand alone program can open.) If you work, in any capacity, with adding Textures and.or Effects to your photographs, I highly recommend you give this program, at minimum, a trial run. They have recently been running a 75% off deal at their website, but that is suppose to be ending today. This is an excellent price for this program. I have been using it since V2. They also usually offer you a chance to purchase a download of the entire filter library for around $30. You can download individual filters as you need/want them, but if you want to get everything currently available, or at least, usually, up to the last month or so, this additional purchase is very helpful. The current backup file of Filters weighs in at around 1.3 GB! There is a built in browser from which you can access, search, and view all of the filters available, allowing you to download only those you need or want. It also lets you know if you have already downloaded, or have the filter you are looking at. Depending on how large you choose to make your library of filters, this is a wonderful little feature that makes it a lot easier to keep track of what you already have. You can also have the Library Browser hide all filters you already have downloaded. There is a very active User Forum..... You can explore the currently available filters and effects at... P.S. I am not affiliated with Filter Forge. I am, however, a very satisfied user. Hopefully the vendor will have someone around to answer questions folks might have, but if you want an actual user's perspective or views, please feel free to ask. I am not an expert user of the program, but I am willing to share what I do know. P.P.S. For MAC users... it is available for you, but it appears this BDJ promotion is only for the Windows version. MAC users can find info at.... (And it is still on sale there - at least, it appears, for one more day.)
Apr 12 2014 at 9:14am Copy Link
Charles Mitchell It also depends on what components were used to create that certain filter you are using.....The filters with blurs are slow to render but you can always render a lower output and beef it up in photoshop....Also it does gain some speed when you are using the stand-alone version versus using as a plug-in....The cpu is using less resources this way as well.....
Apr 13 2014 at 11:50am Copy Link
Michael R.
Great to hear, there is LUA-scripting embedded.

I am wondering, if there are any LUA-Samples to download somewhere...
Does anybody know some sources?

I installed the trial-version, but could not find anything about LUA, not even in the help-file. So I suppose, to use it, it has to be edited outside from FilterForge and be embedded.

Is there a way to source-level-debug these self-written LUA-scripts?

Because I am new to (but interested in) LUA I have some small questions about it:

(1) I would suppose, LUA in FilterForge will have the standard-LUA-library, plus some additional FilterForge-API-functions. Is this correct?

(2) If I have another program with LUA (e.g. GIMP, which as I have heard has LUA too), will I have the API-functions for this program inside FilterForge's LUA too? (I would suppose not, because - correct assumption? - each program might have it's own LUA-implementation inside. Right?)

and last, but not least:

(3) Can I call FilterForge directly from the command-line (or inside a .BAT-file) with command-line arguments, saying it should just execute a LUA-Script and than return to the caller

Thanks a lot...
Apr 13 2014 at 10:41pm Copy Link
Charles Mitchell I am not affiliated with Filter but a long-time user and filter author..CFandM.....There is a section in the FF forums for scripting...There are also example filters that were posted as well in the filter library......

1....not all LUA functions are implemented...FF specific functions....

2....see above...
3....FF has its own command line exe inside the installed folders.....You make a filter and then call that filter from the FF command line....
Apr 14 2014 at 3:32am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens The link "Download Trial" leads to version 1.022 instead of version 4.009... :-/
Apr 15 2014 at 3:42pm Copy Link
CFGuy Hi - This program looks great, and very innovative! Does the program work for Photoshop Elements files or as a plugin for Elements? Thanks. -CFguy
Apr 12 2016 at 6:34am Copy Link
Michael User Does it work for Paint Shop Pro 9. Most of the plugins for Photoshop do.
Apr 12 2016 at 10:23am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi GFGuy, here you can see the full list of supported hosts: Elements is among them, as you can see, so Filter Forge will work in a plugin mode under this host. You should know also that you can always use Filter Forge in a standalone mode.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 13 2016 at 2:46am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Michael User, here you can see the full list of supported hosts: If you meant Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9, it is in the list.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 13 2016 at 2:47am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Peter R, thank you for the question. We're having the discount on the Lifetime upgrades right now (until the end of this week). Here's the prices: $179 for the Professional Lifetime upgrade and $358 for the Professional Lifetime upgrade + Perpetual Filter Library Backup and Librarian.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 14 2016 at 4:27am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ vendor: Will the Filter Library Backup and Librarian 5.0 be offered here too?
Apr 14 2016 at 8:14am Copy Link
Moureen User I am hoping you will have the Mac version of Filter Forge soon...Please!
Apr 14 2016 at 10:52am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Bertle Brummel, maybe it will but not right now. We'll discuss this with BDJ managers. Thank you for the idea.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 14 2016 at 11:42pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Moureen User, we have but this promotion does not contains Mac version. You can go to our site and look for it there.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 14 2016 at 11:43pm Copy Link
Christian User I am a registered user of filter forge pro 4 version.The problem it is that the old customers are forgotten them of the discounts ! Offers for software upgrade are as expensive as the price of the complete version in promotion on the web site of filter forge !!!
However the upgrade software price must follow the price of the complete version !
Why is not to propose today an upgrade of the version 4 toward the version 5 to the half of the price of this offer : 29$93 ?
If it is not the case I won't buy an update for the price of a complete license !
Apr 15 2016 at 5:28am Copy Link
Alex Tadeu Ribeiro Borges Hi, Jane. How can I buy with discount on the Lifetime upgrades that you have mentioned: $179 for the Professional Lifetime upgrade and $358 for the Professional Lifetime upgrade + Perpetual Filter Library Backup and Librarian? On the website the prices are different from that price. Thanks.
Apr 15 2016 at 6:16am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Alex Tadeu Ribeiro Borges, you'll need to have any Filter Forge version and then complete this form to buy the Lifetime Upgrade: .

We always check if the person has Filter Forge and which exactly version. If you have Filter Forge Basic you can buy only Basic Lifetime Upgrade, if you have Standard edition -- Standard Lifetime Upgrade and so on.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 15 2016 at 6:53am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Christian User, we had a promotional price for upgrades from Filter Forge 4.0 less then a month ago. If you did not notice this offer, you can contact our support team for help:

I think they'll help you with this issue.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 15 2016 at 6:55am Copy Link
Christian User @Filter Forge (Jane)
yes I had a proposition of upgrade toward filter forge 5.0 pro for 54 $
What advantage for former customer in relation to your proposition of a full license today for 59 $ ????????
Apr 15 2016 at 7:32am Copy Link
Louis H As an end user of Filter Forge for many years, as well as someone who has missed opportunities to take advantage of special discounts for upgrades to apps I use, I understand the various levels of frustration and/or anger one can feel when it appears that they are not getting the same deal as brand new customers. Or even other previous customers who just happen to come across a much better deal.(Biggest offender, at least in my experience, is COREL. Yet even they, when approached politely and with the evidence of a different, better, discount, have honored it for me. I just wish I did not have to scour the Internet to find the better deal.)

This is a ONE day - (maybe two) - and VERY infrequent fantastic discount for a NEW license for Filter Forge. EVERY vendor must continue to increase their New user base in order to keep profitable. It is a simple premise of economics. Thus there are going to be limited time discounts that may indeed be lower than the usual upgrade price. The regular discount for previous customers is an ongoing offer. (And they really do take into consideration if you missed a promotion where that price was lowered for a time.)

There are other apps I use where I have actually waited until a promotion came around here on BDJ and simply purchased a new license. And there are some apps where the vendor only allows you an upgrade price for a limited time, after which you have to pay what every other new customer pays.

Over the many years I have worked with Filter Forge, I have always found them to be constantly offering various promotions - some for New customers, some for old. I never seem to have enough money to take advantage of the Lifetime option, but have learned to always stay alert and take advantage of initial large discounts prior to the release of a new version. They always include the ability to work with the Beta production of those new versions.

Whenever I have had a problem, compliant, or question, customer service has ALWAYS - and I do mean ALWAYS - been very friendly and helpful.

So if you are aware of a RECENT upgrade offer that is better than this offer for a new license, contact them and give them the chance to show the quality of folks they are. (at least in my experience.)

But to hint at there may be a lack of advantage (? respect?) for customers using previous versions because there is only a small difference between a very short term special promotion price to get new customers, and an ongoing price you have been offered for upgrading, is to raise a specter of suspicion that I do not believe is warranted.

(Christian User - I know you directed your question to Filter Forge, but you did so in a public forum. Thus I took the impression you wanted the rest of us to be aware of your question and whatever response Filter Forge provides you. Thus I feel it appropriate to share my own view on the issue you raise.)

There may be some vendors out there who are truly deserving of such a specter. My more than a decade long relationship with Filter Forge has taught me they are not.

This is an absolutely GREAT offer and I do not fault anyone who gets to take advantage of a better deal than I might have had access to. The more folks using the app, the increased chances that someone will create and share an amazing filter with the rest of us users.
Apr 15 2016 at 11:36am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Christian User, the advantage is $5.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 15 2016 at 10:07pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Louis, you're right, discounts have much in common with luck: you can miss the great deal here and find it in another place.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 15 2016 at 10:10pm Copy Link
Christian User @Filter Forge (Jane)
Hi Jane,
I hope that your answer is a joke.
It contradicts in all cases the seriousness that assigns you @Louis H.
I bought Filter Forge 4 pro a few weeks before the merchandising of the version 5
Other publishers appear more generous in a same situation since they offer the new version to those who bought all lately the previous version !
Your commercial politics is to attract new purchasers and solely that !
It is your choice, but I think that it is a bad choice....
I thank you for the 5 dollars but as I am not a beggar I will be content with my version 4....
Good day
Apr 15 2016 at 11:08pm Copy Link
D0tted FIlter Forge is an amazing program. I've had it for years and haven't fully used it to it's potential. This is a great offer. I won't take up on it today since upgrading from Professional regularly is a bit much for me and I'm not a professional so I don't need the extra. I have the standard and I'm very content with it. Thanks for a great product.
Apr 16 2016 at 11:30am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Christian User, we offered a free upgrade to every person who had bought Filter Forge 4.0 two weeks before the release.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 16 2016 at 2:29pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi D0tted, thank you for the feedback.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 16 2016 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Petr Like Christian User, I purchased FilterForge 4.0 and would hope to get a better discount on upgrading my 4.0 to the new 5.0. I hope you can extend such good will. Thank you.
Apr 16 2016 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Christian User @Filter Forge (Jane)
Hi Jane,
1- "Hi Christian User, we offered a free upgrade to every person who had bought Filter Forge 4.0 two weeks before the release."
I bought the product October 14, 2015 and I never received such a proposition...
2 - in not paying attention to your former customers (proportional update proposition to the discount price of a full license)
you go without from an important recipe coming from the updates for your former customers who also have the unpleasant impression that they don't count for you.
Because it is sure: I will never buy the update of your product to the appreciably equivalent price of a complete discount license !
And I think that a lot of your customers approve this point of view. To see the remark of @Petr.....Thanks @Petr !
Best regards
Apr 17 2016 at 12:43am Copy Link
Louis H Hello Jane,

I am not one of your customers who agree with the point of view put forth by Christian User or Petr.

I reiterate that I neither feel disrespected nor mistreated by Filter Forge.

It does leave me with questions as to why some people feel that being given an upgrade price of 86% off, when most companies offer around 50% or less, simply because new customers occasionally get access to a promotion of an almost similar discount.

I wonder if they have siblings and keep a tally of how much money their parents spend on each of them, according to birth order, for birthdays or holidays where gift-giving is traditional.

I love the program and I will continue to upgrade to each new version.
Apr 17 2016 at 7:42am Copy Link
Christian User Whoah @Louis H !!!

after having formulated all these compliments and unwound the red carpet I hope that the Filter Forge society is going to offer you the version 6 of the software !!!
Actually the software doesn't cost $ 399 and no one is mad enough to buy it to that price....
It is a commercial trick to persuade the customer that he made a good operation ! This product is constantly on sale at the surroundings of $ 90 on the website of the publisher and it is its real price.
Therefore the discount that you put forward is well less important than what you pretend !
I buy a lot of photoshop plugins and for example the Akvis society (well-known universally for her plugins for professional photographers) offers the updates (including major upgrades) of her products during one year after the purchase.
It is then possible to put up to date the set of her products (more of 20) for the sum of $ 35.
Do you see the difference?
Apr 18 2016 at 12:44am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Christian User, the release was on November 19, 2015: That is why you were not offered a free upgrade.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Apr 18 2016 at 1:57am Copy Link
Louis H @ Christian User.......

Are you a small business owner?

If so, do you make your living by selling a software product?
Apr 18 2016 at 2:34am Copy Link
Christian User @Louis H.......
are you a "Filter Forge" submarine ??

Good Day
Apr 18 2016 at 4:23am Copy Link
Louis H @ Christian User


Your turn.

"What do you mean?" (Gandalf asked.) "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"
Apr 18 2016 at 4:50am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Folks, get back to your Kindergarten
Apr 18 2016 at 5:03am Copy Link
Louis H Sorry, Bertie, but the back and forth between Christian User and I does not accept Pay Pal. Guess you will have to pass.
Apr 18 2016 at 7:23am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi everybody! If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 8 2016 at 12:59am Copy Link
Lito Do you have a page with all the pricing condensed? ex: lifetime = $xx, librarian = $xx, upgrade = $xx, etc...
Nov 8 2016 at 7:00am Copy Link
Myrna Larson You mention compatibility with various Windows versions. What about Photoshop versions? I'm using Photoshop, 64bit, as part of Creative Suite v6, i.e. not the 'rental' cloud version, on Windows 10.
Nov 8 2016 at 9:41am Copy Link
David H (Seattle) What guarantee / leverage do we have on that upgrade to v6? I bought v4 here at BDJ with a similar promise of free upgrade to next version, and never received it, now v6 is coming out. Other comments suggest the same trouble with this guarantee.
Nov 8 2016 at 9:49am Copy Link
Lito Actually I want to also know if that free upgrade to v6 is guaranteed to be included if purchased today. According to your previous post you gave a free upgrade to anyone who bought the product 2 weeks before the release, is that the case here? According to your web site v6 is going to be released in November with no actual date set and if that policy still holds and you release it on the 30th or even in December if you run into some bugs that delays the release, that is going to be well over 2 weeks.
Nov 8 2016 at 10:03am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hi, do you also have an offer for upgraders? Thanks.
Nov 8 2016 at 1:02pm Copy Link
Bob Bacle I see there is NO response from the authors of this program as to the upgrade guarantee. I am wary about getting this since the authors are NOT responding.
Nov 8 2016 at 1:16pm Copy Link
David H (Seattle) Addendum: I bought FF4 on 11/6/15, v5 released 13 days later 11/19/15 as said by FF-Jane above, therefore withing stated 2 weeks, yet no upgrade.

I am also surprised by lack of response, at least last time there was some contact.
Nov 8 2016 at 3:42pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Lito, to know all the prices, please, contact our support team via The prices depend on your current version that is why there are no fixed rated for all users.

Yes, the upgrade to Filter Forge 6.0 is guaranteed to you if you buy Filter Forge here. It is included in this promotion, no matter when the new version is actually released.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 8 2016 at 11:36pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Myrna Larson, Filter Forge 5.0 already supports PS 2017 and PSE 15. The version CCv6 is also supported. The full list of supported hosts --
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 8 2016 at 11:39pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi David H (Seattle), you'll get the free upgrade automatically via email. Still if you can't see it, just contact your support team via and get your free upgrade there. Our letters happen to get to the SPAM folder that is why some users can miss them.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 8 2016 at 11:42pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Harald Vogel, this promotion includes only new products, not upgrades. But if you contact our support team, you can have a special price there.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 8 2016 at 11:47pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Bob Bacle, I'm here and I should tell you that we've planned a 48-hour promotion, not a 24-hour one with BDJ administration. I asked to prolong it and hope they will react fast.

Sorry for delaying the replies, today is somewhat hectic day.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 8 2016 at 11:50pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Filter Forge, Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 9 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Nico Westerdale, thank you for the fast reaction!
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 9 2016 at 1:10am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hi Filter Forge (Jane), I contacted your support team but I got only the same upgrade price of only a few $ less than the price here that I already got last month.
Nov 9 2016 at 8:39am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Herald Vogel, then you can wait for the upgrades sale, subscribe on our newsletter to stay tuned.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Nov 10 2016 at 3:28am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hi, Filter Forge (Jan), ok. Thanks.
Nov 10 2016 at 6:01am Copy Link
Kalides User the problem is, that this is way to expensive, i would think 15 bucks would be more reasonable.
Mar 1 2017 at 6:31pm Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) Hi Kalides, you can win Filter Forge in various contests which we sponsor insted and get Filter Forge for free.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Mar 1 2017 at 11:03pm Copy Link
H. H. @vendor
do you also consider offering a bdj discount for current customers of filter forge pro (upgrade to lifetime-license)?
thank you for responding in advance.
Nov 29 2019 at 8:55am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Filter Forge, Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 30 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Filter Forge, Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 1 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Filter Forge, Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 2 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Filter Forge (Jane) @H. H. Hi!

We'll think about this, thank you for the suggestion.
Filter Forge, Inc. - Dec 2 2019 at 6:21am Copy Link
H. H. @ Filter Forge (Jane)
thank you for responding and considering
Dec 2 2019 at 6:50pm Copy Link

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