news // 2009.03.18 08:44:36 [hh]

The Plugin Site veröffentlicht kostenlose Plug-ins für "Photoshop" (Windows)

Der Nürnberger Photo-Software- und Plug-ins-Hersteller The Plugin Site veröffentlicht im Rahmen seiner "PhotoWiz"- Reihe nun "PhotoFreebies 2", eine Sammlung von 12 kostenlosen Plug-ins für alle "Photoshop"-Plug-in kompatible Programme (derzeit Windows-only), also unter anderen "Photoshop", "Photoshop Elements", "Paint Shop Pro", "Photo-Paint" und "PhotoImpact".

Version 2 der Filter-Sammlung bietet Simulation vom Rot-Grün-Schwäche und Farbenblinde, sowie sieben Varianten zur Schwarzweiß-Konvertierung. Alle Plug-ins sind scriptfähig und können als Smart Filter in "Photoshop CS3" und "Photoshop CS4" eingesetzt werden. "PhotoFreebies 2" funktioniert in 32- und 64-Bit-Varianten von Windows.

Hier die Informationen des Herstellers:


The PhotoFreebies collections contains sepia effects, saturation gradients, B&W conversions, a color blindness simulation, color space transformations and many more. All plugins can be used on 8bit and 16bit RGB images, except the Histo Fix plugin which only works on 8bit images. The Remove Transparency plugin works in many different image modes that are provided by Photoshop. Some of the plugins have a dialog with a zoomable preview and adjustable controls whereas a few are applied instantly without displaying a dialog.

Plugin Descriptions

The Sepia plugin from PhotoFreebies lets you apply five sepia effects with the help of a combo box, a color slider and a Contrast Fix check box. The BW plugin lets you turn an image into black and white using seven option resembling a luminosity conversion and six color filters. Color Blind simulates red/green color blindness and offers a Keep Blue check box. The Desaturation Gradient plugin gradually desaturates the image in four possible directions, so that e.g. the left side is colored and the right side is black and white. Luma Negative turns the image into a negative without changing the colors whereas Chroma Negative inverts the colors without inverting the image luminosity. Histo Fix fixes the chopped histogram of a repeatedly filtered image by interpolating lost image information. It offers an option to regain 1/2 bit, 1 bit or 2 bit of information. The Remove Transparency plugin makes a transparent layer fully opaque again. Last, but not least there are also four plugins that transform
RGB values into HSL or YCbCr values and back again without leaving RGB mode. That allows you to manipulate images in color spaces that aren't provided by most image applications.

Availability & System Requirements

PhotoFreebies 2 is currently only available for Windows. Version 1 is also available for the Mac. PhotoFreebies is freeware and can be downloaded from We also offer five more advanced PhotoWiz plugins as commercial products.

Weitere Informationen: products/ photowiz/ photofreebies