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Topic: 8bf Plugin

would it be posiible to use third party 8bf plugins with Analyzer?

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Re: 8bf Plugin

The plugin interface for Image Analyzer is open and free for anyone to use, but I have no idea what 8bf is.

Michael Vinther

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Re: 8bf Plugin

8bf are the kind of filters used in photoshop, you can find lot of them in the Web.

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Re: 8bf Plugin

If anyone can direct me to a place where I can find the photoshop plugin specifications/API reference I will look at implementing it in Image Analyzer. I did a few Internet searches and found some "plugin developement kits", but none of them were free.

Michael Vinther

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Re: 8bf Plugin

you can find a dll (sigmapihost)  and its source code for reading 8bf filters in this place

http://www.sigmapi-design.com/yabbse/index...play;threadid=6

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Re: 8bf Plugin

Thank you for the reference. I will look at how easy it is to implement in IA for the next version...

Michael Vinther

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Re: 8bf Plugin

I have implemented 8bf plugin support based on this SigmaPiHost (should be available soon) but unfortunately SigmaPiHost  does not support all 8bf files. Actually it crashed with some of the ones I tried. If anyone know of another way to integrate 8bf plugins please let me know...

Michael Vinther

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Re: 8bf Plugin

There is another open source image editor called the "GIMP" that as a plugin that allows usage of Adobe Photoshop plugins.  It is called PSPI (Paint Shop Plug In) which is open source also.  I'm not a programmer but I was thinking you might be able to adapt PSPI for use on Image Analyser.  I have to agree with the others that adding the ability of using Photoshop Plugins in Image Analyser would greatly enhance its usage.  The link for PSPI is:

http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/gimp-p...-pspi-1.0.3.zip

The source code for it is:

http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/gimp-p...i-1.0.3-src.zip

By the way, I am writing a review of Image Analyser along with some other image editing programs.  I will post it at my web site:

http://georgeh123.blogspot.com/

George

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Re: 8bf Plugin

Thank you for the references. I will have a look to see if it is usable.

Michael Vinther

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Re: 8bf Plugin

The first version of the 8bf interface is now available here (based on SigmaPiHost). I included the source code so that anyone can help improving the interface.
Note that it requires at least IA 1.25.

Michael Vinther

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Re: 8bf Plugin

There are two rules for the filter paths which are not obvious:
They should end with a "\", but I guess you already did that.

You can enter several filter directories separated by " | ". This means that if some filter is installed in a deep sub folder you can simply write the full path for it also.

I don't have much control over the plugin interface since what I have made is just a wrapper for this "SigmaPiHost" which really does most of the work. Actually I don't have much use for this myself - that is why I released my source code so that somebody can improve it if they want...

Michael Vinther

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Re: 8bf Plugin

I am using the no install version 1.24 of IA.  I installed the plugin you reference above by directing it to install when I have IA on my C drive.  When I open IA, there are no options for PhotoShop plugins.  Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: 8bf Plugin

You need Image Analyzer 1.25

Michael Vinther

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