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Filter Forge 7.0 Beta

The new powerful Filter Forge 7.0 has entered beta testing! Grab it and see how it performs!

The free beta version is a 30-day fully functional trial of Filter Forge Professional 7.0. To use the beta beyond the 30-day period, buy Filter Forge 6.0 and get a beta key for the 7.0 beta.

Request a Free Beta Key

If you already have a license for Filter Forge 6.0 or 7.0 (preorder) you can request a free beta key for Filter Forge 7.0 to use the beta version beyond the 30-day trial until the end of the beta period.

Preorders for Upgrades to Filter Forge 7.0 Now Accepted

If you have a license for Filter Forge 6 you can preorder an upgrade to Filter Forge 7 at a special discount. The offer is valid until the commercial release of Filter Forge 7.0.

Filter Forge 7.0 Beta Notes

  • The testing is to be done in several stages, with new features added at every stage.
  • The beta is a 30-day fully functional trial of Filter Forge Professional 7.0.
  • Users who are lucky to find bugs will be able to receive a free copy of Filter Forge.
  • Before you install the beta, please review the system requirements and supported host applications.

New Features Added in Beta Stage 1

New Sample Cache Architecture Speeds Up Rendering

New Sample Cache Architecture Speeds Up Rendering

Rendering speed has always been a concern for many Filter Forge users. Filter Forge 7.0 brings in improvements to sample caching that can speed up lots of filters.


Full 64-bit support

Instant Component Search

New instant component search makes adding components to your filter faster and easier.


New Feature Added in Beta Stage 2

Mappable Lists and Sliders

Mappable Lists and Sliders

Filter Forge 7.0 refreshes 47 existing components, making their list and slider inputs mappable. It simplifies filter creation and gives authors more room for creativity.


New Feature Added in Beta Stage 3

Copy and Paste Support

Copy and Paste Support

Filter Forge 7.0 adds support for copying and pasting images that allows you to use Filter Forge together with any image editor regardless of its support for plugins.


Bug Hunting Campaign Terms

Users who are lucky to find bugs are able to receive a free copy of Filter Forge 7. Rewards will be granted after the commercial version of Filter Forge 7.0 is released. Here's what you get for reporting bugs:

  • Filter Forge Basic for 3 bugs;
  • Filter Forge Standard for 4 bugs;
  • Filter Forge Professional for 5 and more bugs.

To be eligible for a free copy, please keep in mind the following requirements:

  • Bugs should be submitted to the 'Beta 7.0' forum (requires registration). If you are submitting a bug via the built-in bug reporting tool, you need to post the message on the forum as well.
  • Bugs that are already on the 'Known bugs' list are not accepted.
  • The credit for a bug is given to the first user who submitted it, after approval by the forum moderator.
  • A platform-independent bug (that occurs both on Mac and PC) counts for a single bug.
  • The bugs must be reproducible and should include steps required to reproduce.

Filter Forge is – by quite a margin – the most powerful plug-in we've looked at here. That's because it's a tool for creating plug-ins, both generative texture-creation tools and effect filters.

Neil Bennett
Digital Arts

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“I really like Filter Forge, I seem to find new uses for it constantly. The 2.0 upgrade looks great, HDR will be really welcome.”

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“For 3D modelers, Filter Forge is a dream come true. It creates seamless textures with a single mouse click. The professional version creates the following map types for any texture: bump, normal, specular strength, specular exponent, diffuse, metallic, and alpha. The same filter can be used to generate any resolution, since filters are procedural.”

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