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    Default How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    Hi. How can I install photoshop plugins in my xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7? I looked in the help and also on page 298 of the pdf, and I am lost. Please, help; I am new. Thanks

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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    Hi
    In Designer go to UTILITIES > OPTIONS > EFFECTS AND PLUGINS and Set Folders for Plugins and Effects. Once done they should be available via the list of Live Effects (Live Effects Tool).
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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    Hi Keith.

    If things are not working, then it's likely that you haven't got the 'plug-in' folder path set up correctly.

    On the menu bar at the top, click on 'Utilities' and then on 'Options...'
    You will see the Options menu open up (shown in the attached image).

    Click on the 'Effects & Plugins' tab.
    Where is says 'Photoshop Plugins', click on the 'Setup...' button.

    When the Setup box opens up, this should show you where your plugins need to be installed.

    (You can see the path, where my plugins are installed.)

    If this is not set up, then click the 'Add folder...' button and navigate to, and select the folder, where you intend to install your plugins and click the 'OK' button to enter the folder in the setup box.
    Click 'OK' and you should be done!

    This is in Designer Pro 7 but I think it should be similar in Photo & Graphic Designer 7

    Edit: OK. Derek sneaked up when I wasn't looking and gave you the answer first!
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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    Can I make another suggestion only really use Plugins that work with PS version 7! I use to have a fair selections of plugins in my folder but it made Xara D P 7 very sluggish indeed so I now only have what was supplied and installed with a few others.
    Design is thinking made visual.

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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    following on from what has been said - if you set up plugins as suggested you can switch them in and out easily if they are organised in folders and so get over the resource-hogging hopefully

    I have actually done this with the supplied plugins where practical [but I would take care to backup first if you do this]
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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    Thanks for the help everyone. But I am still having problems. I set up the path as follows:

    c:\Program Files (x86)\Xara\Xara-Photo_Graphic_Designer_7\Xara Picture Edtitor\PSplug-ins\Downloaded Plug-ins\

    It still doesn't show the plugin I added in the downloaded folder. The AV Bros, Redfield, and Mehdi plugins are also subfolders of "PSplug-ins" (that is how it comes from XARA). I added the new subfolder "Downloaded Plugins", and I then copied a download PS plugin into the "Downloaded Plug-in" folder. I then closed Xara Photo and Graphic Designer 7 and then reopened it. But when I go to the Live Effects tool as Masque stated above I do not even see the selection of "Downloaded Plug-ins" that I added. I see the AV Bros, Redfiel, and Mehdi, but not the "Downloaded Plug-ins," which is weird because they are folders on the same level.

    I would appreciate any help. Again thanks for everyone's help so far.

    --Keith

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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    I remember only PS 5.5 plugins would work if your using native plugins. The structure was changed in version 6. PS compatible plugins mostly work. If they don't show, then they aren't compatible. Not everything that works in PS will work in Xara. AutoFX plugins are an example. Things that use layers, masks and selections probably won't work either. I cannot say about Graphic 7.

    Rich

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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by molucca View Post
    I remember only PS 5.5 plugins would work if your using native plugins. The structure was changed in version 6. PS compatible plugins mostly work. If they don't show, then they aren't compatible. Not everything that works in PS will work in Xara. AutoFX plugins are an example. Things that use layers, masks and selections probably won't work either. I cannot say about Graphic 7.

    Rich
    Thanks for the reply. Again though, the folder that I added, which the plugin is in, does not even show in the live effects menu. Whether or not the plugin works is irrevelant at this point; I cannot even get the folder itself to show in the menu. The AV Bros, Redfield, and Mehdi show (they came with the product), and they are also in the the "PS plug-ins" folder, just like and at the same level as the folder I added ("Downloaded Plug-ins").

    I know it is hard for me to explain, so I hope this helped to clarify my problem. What should I do to get it to work?

    Thanks,
    --Keith

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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    have you navigated to the folder the plugins are in using the method in post #2

    you may need to restart the program

    if you have and they are not there they may not be compatible

    note you may need to tick 'enable host specific plugins'

    which plugins are they, maybe we can check them out
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    Default Re: How Do I Install Photoshop Plug-in in Photo & Graphic 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    have you navigated to the folder the plugins are in using the method in post #2

    you may need to restart the program

    if you have and they are not there they may not be compatible

    note you may need to tick 'enable host specific plugins'

    which plugins are they, maybe we can check them out
    Yes, I have done everything that every post has said to do and that the pdf manual has told me to do. I am not even worried about the plug-in being compatible at this point, because I cannot even get the folder that it is in to show in the live effect/plug-in drop down menu (as shown in the picture that Masque posted).

 

 

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