BleachBypass is a Photoshop-compatible plug-in designed to digitally simulate the traditional “bleach bypass” technique, producing pleasing film-like results. The bleach bypass, or “bleach skip” technique involves the partial or complete skipping of the bleaching stage during the processing of a colour film. This prevents the silver from being removed from the negative, and the result is a contrasty image with muted colours. The technique is often used extensively in motion pictures, such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “Three Kings”.
Beautifier – soft focus and richness enhancing filter, perfect for portraiture. Also with B&W and IR simulation options.
HotPixel automatically detects and removes “hot pixel” noise from digital camera images. It works on all but the most noisy of images.
Local Contrast Enhancement brings out detail.This is accomplished by increasing the contrast between a pixel’s value and the mean value of the adjacent pixels in a local area of the photo. You can control the amount of the increase of contrast, the size of the local area and the amount of blending with the original photo.
Lens Correction corrects barrel and pincushion distortions that many zoom camera lenses produce. Just move the sliders to the left to correct barrel distortion, and to the right to correct pincushion. Many thanks to Martin Vicanek who provided the code for this plugin.
Gradient Blur applies a gradient blur that can help us draw the viewes attention to the photograph’s main subject. There are sliders to control the position where the blur starts and it’s strength. A preview mask can be displayed, and there is a selection between horizontal, vertical and radial blurs.
B/W conversion plugin with powerfull features that allow full control over the final result. Total control over the tonal response of Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue and Magenta, and the intermediate hues. The user can boost each color’s tonal response all the way up to white or limit it down to black, without affecting the other colors at all. The plugin offers presets that accurately simulate the tonal response of the most popular b/w films. It can introduce a grain effect of controllable intensity and density. A brightness meter is displayed when the cursor is over the preview window. All settings can be saved in a parameter file to be available for future use.
Selective Saturation – quite often some parts of a photo require a saturation adjustment while others do not. If we increase the saturation globally, the most saturated parts get oversaturated and if we decrease it, the less saturated parts get undersaturated.
virtualPhotographer includes over 50 presets that automatically apply combinations of film grain, color modification, B/W, soft focus, high contrast and many artistic effects to achieve the same professional-looking images that used to take hours of photo editing. Get results in seconds! Compatible with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, Photo-Paint and other popular imaging applications.
Flo’s UnDistort filter is a plugin for correcting deformations of photographic images: barrel and pincushion deformations, perspective deformations (keystone effect), chromatic aberrations (also known as “color fringing”).
Image Adjustment shows how different adjustments are made in programs like Photoshop. It has sliders for hue, saturation, lightness and contrast, and works in 8 and 16 bit RGB mode.
Color Converter uses the algorithms explained in the source code above is Color Converter. It converts from and to RGB, CMY, CMYK, HSB, HSL, L*a*b* and LCH with 17 different RGB working spaces for input and output.
Curves Adjustment – Photoshop Elements offers in opposite to its professional version no curves command. That’s a pity, because curves are a valuable tool for image editing. To remedy this shortcoming this site offers the plugin SmartCurve to upgrade this ability. Of course this plugin can be used from all programs which can integrate Photoshop plugins.
Mosaic is part of the DreamSuite Series product line. Mosaic makes your photos look as if they were created out of a mosaic tile. Photo-realistic depth and variable tile size and color options give this effect an infinite number of looks.
Dreamy Photo is part of the DreamSuite Series product line. Dreamy Photo gives images a soft romantic feel. This is a superb effect for enhancing stock photography, digital camera photos and any image you want to add a warm feel to.
Contrast Mask is a plugin which enhances images with too much contrast by applying a technique known as contrast masking. One frequent issue with contrast masking is the formation of halos around dark objects. This plugin has a specific built-in algorithm for detection and suppression of potential halos.
Pano Warp lets you perform pixel transformations used in panorama stitching.
Xpose is an exposure adjustment plugin. It was written to offer quick adjustment of highlights and shadows with a rapid preview feedback and a simple, intuitive interface. With just a few sliders you can attain better exposure of your digital photos.
Thredgeholder plugin is the little brother to Thredgeholder Pro, providing edge detection that’s simple to use but highly effective.
Caravaggio is a simple ‘oil-painting’ effect, with just four sliders. Increasing the ‘Creativity’ gives a more ‘painterly’ effect. Increasing the ‘Exuberance’ gives a more energetic, broad-brush feel.
Greytinter filter can give some very tasteful ‘artistic’ effects. The filter reduces the image to greyscale, but allows the original colour to be added back in to give subtle tints. The end result can look quite impressive. The filter has four sliders; the ‘Overall tint’ slider takes the image from greyscale at the extreme left, to full colour at the right. The other three sliders are cut/boost controls for red, green and blue, but they don’t work on their respective channels as one might expect. Each slider tries to identify regions of the corresponding colour in the image, and then boost or cut the colour of those regions. In other words, the idea is to change selected colours in the picture rather than any overall colouring of the image as a whole.
Mistifier recreates the hazy, soft-focus effect beloved of traditional SLR photographers. This is ideal for portraits, but can also be used to great effect on landscapes, giving a sort of dreamy quality.
Greyscaler – one of the very few things that PSP cannot do directly is convert a single layer to greyscale without affecting the other layers as well. The only option available is (from the menus) Colors->Greyscale, and this converts the whole image – in other words, all layers. The xero : greyscale filter addresses this shortcoming, and adds some useful extras as well.
AmphiSoft pack of freeware and shareware plug-in filters for Adobe Photoshop and numerous compatible image editors for Windows (Macromedia Fireworks, JASC and Corel Paint Shop Pro, Ulead Photo Impact etc. etc. including freeware like IrfanView and XnView) gives you an unsurpassed power for both finest image correction and stunning special effects.
AmphiSoft Photo Sharpen is advanced plug-in filter for sharpening images without forming halos. Halo appears when traditional sharpening filter meets, say, dark object on light background. In attempt to make image look sharper, that is, to improve local contrast along the edge, filter makes background area along the edge even lighter, while making object edge darker, thus introducing colors outside original image tonal range and forming noticeable halo along the edge.
Ulead FantasyWarp – take any image or selection and warp, distort, and twist it into surreal patterns.
Ulead Photo Express – calendars, project templates, program skins, and more! Just add your own photos and text for that unique personal touch.
Ornament turns a photo of a mirrored ball into a 360° panorama.
Chromasolarize creates spooky contrast with your original colors.
Ghost creates a smoked-glass look by changing brightness to transparency.
Solidify fills transparent areas with the nearest color. Good for fillling in gaps in panoramas.
Autointerlace by Namesuppressed Design is a nifty little plugin which automatically creates interlaced effects on an image. Interlacing (sometimes known as scanline graphics) is an effect similar to what you see on a television screen, and is used in modern print media design and graphics to give a “techno” style.
Filter Meister is a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop-compatible graphics programs with the ability to create professional plug-in filters which can be distributed on a royalty-free basis.
Luce is a plugin for creating random rays effects, smoke text and moonlight effects.