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Hudsonhawk
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I'm using a mac running OS 10.8.5 Filter Forge 4 will open in PS CS6, but will not open In PS CC. I had the same issue during the the beta testing. I just uninstalled and reinstalled FF 4, but it still will not open in CC. Any ideas?

Thanks
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Hudsonhawk
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Never mind, got it.
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Goldgraeber
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Hi Hudsonhawk, same problem (running Mavericks) but no solution. Could you share yours?
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GMM
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Goldgraeber, does Filter Forge work correctly for you in the standalone mode?
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Goldgraeber
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Hi,

yes it opens standalone, and it opens in CS6 version. It does not show up in CC.
BTW: the system also has Nik (Google) Efex installed. Because this has been reported as a source of coexistence problems, I have temporarily removed the Google folder from plugins, but that did not make any change
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GMM
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Please download and reinstall the latest version from the download page.

If Filter Forge still fails to install as a plugin, please launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad > Utilities and type this:

cd /Applications/Filter\ Forge\ 4/
sudo ./InstallPlugins

Sudo will ask you for an admin password, as InstallPlugins requires elevated privileges.
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Goldgraeber
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Hi,

this did not solve the problem either (and, in fact, the previous version had "installed", since a Filter folder with the plugin had appeared inside Plugins folder. However, the manual install (and seeing some messages) helped:
First of all, it complained about ln not permitted ..., and the plugin file was not updated. Next, I explicitly removed the plugin and ran the manual install again - new file, another complaint about ln, and still not working. ls -l on the plugin showed that it was linked to the ppc version. Here I tried ln -sf to replace the link, but ln complained. Removing the previous link and then linking worked (Is there no ln -sf on a Mac, or did Mavericks add some constraints?)
Now the x86 version of plugin works perfect.

I did not look at the install script, but ln complaining about permissions while a new file actually gets there looks weird - is install trying the symlink more than once?
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Hitch
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Hi,

I am having the same problem with getting FF to run on Photoshop CC on my Mac running Lion 10.8.5. I can get it to recognize FF (it shows under filters) but when I try to open it I get the message "Could not complete the Filter Forge 4 command because of a program error".

I didn't sign up for this and will need to contest the charge if there is no fix.
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Hitch
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I tried the Moderators fix (running: cd /Applications/Filter\ Forge\ 4/
sudo ./InstallPlugins) and got the following response:

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CC...
Adobe Photoshop CC found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/.
ln: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4/: Operation not permitted
Failed to install Filter Forge plugin for Adobe Photoshop CC.

any other suggestions?
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GMM
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Hitch, this means the plugins were physically installed but for some reason Photoshop fails to recognize them.

Please locate this file:
/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4

delete this file and then run InstallPlugins again:
open Terminal and type this:

cd /Applications/Filter\ Forge\ 4/
sudo ./InstallPlugins

InstallPlugins should report that "plugin installed successfully". Run PS CC and check if it helped.
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JennR
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Hi, I'm having exactly the same problem as Hitch. I'm on a Mac (brand new Maverick OS), running the latest version of PS CC, and I just downloaded FilterForge 4. I did exactly as you just described and got the same error as before:

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CC...
Adobe Photoshop CC found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/.
ln: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4/: Operation not permitted
Failed to install Filter Forge plugin for Adobe Photoshop CC.

Is there something else we can try?

Thanks,
Jenn
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JennR
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Addendum: I downloaded and installed FreePack3 - Frames and suddenly now all the plug-ins are working. Weird, but yay!

Jenn
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Hitch
Posts: 5
I am still having no luck getting PS CC to recognize FF4. I have tried the above suggestion and get this message:

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CC...
Adobe Photoshop CC found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/.
ln: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4/: Operation not permitted
Failed to install Filter Forge plugin for Adobe Photoshop CC.

How can I uninstall FF4 so I can do a clean install?
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mrcricket
mrcricket
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I am having the exact same issue. Tried running the script in Terminal and get this reply:

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CC...
Adobe Photoshop CC found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/.
ln: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4/: Operation not permitted
Failed to install Filter Forge plugin for Adobe Photoshop CC.

Please help. I'm on a deadline and need Filter Forge to help me make it.
Jonathan
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GMM
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Please delete the /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4 file and copy the entire "Filter Forge 4" folder from /Applications/ to /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters.
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Hitch
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OK, THAT DID IT!!!

Copying the entire FF app into PS CC plugin folder made the difference. It all seems to work as advertised. Thank you GMM for sticking with it!
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catinaround
Cat
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I can't run FF4 inside of Photoshop and it won't render outside of Photoshop. I took a screenshot of what shows in my Plug-ins folder for Photoshop (CS5). What should I delete in order to do the install GMM mentions above? (I don't want to delete something in error.)

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bethrosengard
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I just had the same problem as Hitch and it was solved with the same solution given by GMM. Thanks guys!

Beth
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shiftstudio
Shift Studio
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Please delete the /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4 file and copy the entire "Filter Forge 4" folder from /Applications/ to /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters.

This way worked for me too - although I see it as kind of a workaround solution...
--shift studio.
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hitchfilter
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Another point that some may not realize is that FF will not open or load a PSD file. I believe the formats that are compatible include: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, OpenEXR, TGA and PFM. There may be others, but I could not find an all inclusive list anywhere in FF4. If you try to open FF4 to apply a filter to a .PSD file I get a program error message.
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CFandM
ForgeSmith

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Heres the list when opening an image in FF....

Stupid things happen to computers for stupid reasons at stupid times!
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Prot
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Got the same problem.

1- Filter Forge 4 folder (in Applications) has a permission problem -> copy all files inside this folder into a new folder in "Applications" - Delete the old folder and rename the new one Filter Forge 4.

2- Delete "FilterForge.pluginv4" in Photoshop/plugins/filters (it leads to the PPC plugin, that's why it does not work properly)

3- You have to create a symbolic link for "Filter Forge 4 universal x86.plugin".

To do that: download the really useful app: SymbolicLinker and copy the file "SymbolicLinker.service" into /Library/Services/

In "Filter Forge 4" folder -> right clic on "Filter Forge 4 universal x86.plugin" > Services > Make Symbolic Link

It creates a symbolic link "Filter Forge 4 universal x86.plugin symlink"

Move this file into photoshop > plug-ins > filters folder and rename it "FilterForge.pluginv4"

Now it works with CC and mavericks
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GMM
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Yes, the above method works. Instead of a symlink you can create an alias for the Filter Forge 4 universal x86.plugin file by Alt+Cmd+dragging it to the target location.
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Beth Rosengard
Posts: 18
iMac OS 10.8.5; PS CC 2014 (also PS CS6); FF 4.011 (also FF 3)

I was having all kinds of trouble getting FF 4.011 to open in PS CC. It kept opening 4.010 and telling me I needed to download and install the new version – which I'd already done.

After trying all kinds of things, I finally decided to trash all versions of FF 4 and start from scratch. I did a system-wide search for FF and delete all instances of FF 4, regardless of version (I left FF 3, which I still have and which works fine).

I re-downloaded FF 4.011, installed it and opened it successfully from within PS but … there are NO filters at all. I checked Applications—FF 4—Resources—System—Library and it's full of filters. So why does the app tell me I don't have any? Apparently it doesn't "see" those filters. How do I fix that?

Note: I already tried dragging an alias of the entire FF 4 folder from Applications to the PS CC Plug-ins—Filters folder.

TIA,
Beth
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Beth Rosengard
Posts: 18
Never mind! I decided to upload a new filter from the online gallery and when FF uploaded that filter, it also uploaded my entire filter library! I don't get it, but I'm glad it's straightened out smile:|
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Novaesky
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I recently got a new computer at work and am now using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, but I'm having trouble getting filter forge to work inside Photoshop. I tried copying the Filter Forge 4 folder over into the Plug-ins folder, but that didn't work, neither did just copying over the contents of the x64 folder.

These are fresh installs of both programs, and as far as I understand, Filter Forge should auto-detect Photoshop CC, but it doesn't seem to. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

-Daniel
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GMM
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Daniel, you can use Filter Forge as a plugin in any supported host application or as a standalone program.
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Novaesky
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Alright, so I see CC 2015 isn't on that list. Are there any plans to add support for it? I realize I can use FF as a standalone program, but the plugin was very convenient.
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GMM
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Yes, support for CC 2015 will be added in the next program update.
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olsh
dvartbox
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Downloaded the latest versions of FF4 and FF5. None shows up in the PS CC 2015 menu (OSX 10.10.4). The apps run only in the stand alone mode.
Please advise! It's been so frustrating! I bought ver 4 in the spring and prepaid for ver 5.
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GMM
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olsh, you can install the plugin manually:

please launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad > Utilities and type this:

cd /Applications/Filter\ Forge\ 4/
sudo ./InstallPlugins

Sudo will ask you for an admin password, as InstallPlugins requires elevated privileges.
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olsh
dvartbox
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Followed the instructions. That's the log Searching for Adobe Photoshop CC 2014...
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/.
Filter Forge plugin installed successfully.

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CS6...
Adobe Photoshop CS6 found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/.
Filter Forge plugin installed successfully.

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CS2...
Adobe Photoshop CS2 found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/.
Filter Forge plugin installed successfully.

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CS3...
Adobe Photoshop CS3 found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/.
Filter Forge plugin installed successfully.

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CS4...
Adobe Photoshop CS4 found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/.
Filter Forge plugin installed successfully.

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CS5...
Adobe Photoshop CS5 found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/.
Filter Forge plugin installed successfully.

Searching for Adobe Photoshop CS5.1...
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 found at /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/.
Filter Forge plugin installed successfully.

Dmitriys-iMac:Filter Forge 4 DOImac$

The FF is still missing from the filters menu smile:( Attached is the screen shot of the plugin folder. Just a shortcut to FF

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GMM
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That's strange indeed. Usually this issue is caused by some kind of permission problems where InstallPlugins is unable to register the shortcut... but this is not your case. Please try the following:

- delete the /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/Plug-Ins/Filters/FilterForge.pluginv4 file and copy the entire "Filter Forge 4" folder from /Applications/ to /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC/Plug-Ins/Filters.

In Photoshop, go to Preferences > Plug-ins, click Additional Plug-ins Folder and point to the Filter Forge 4 folder in Applications. It should make Filter Forge 4 appear in the plug-in list.
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olsh
dvartbox
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Miracle happened! smile:) I just copied the files from the FF4 folder into PS CC plugins/filter folder and this time it worked! Without me configuring plug in in the pref of PS. Actually I couldn't find the advanced button I used to see in the previous versions. See screen shot attached.
While at it - can I test FF5 or it can screw the set up I have working now?
Thank you!

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GMM
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Did they remove the ability to specify an additional plugins folder? You should complain on Adobe forums about that smile;-)

You can definitely test FF5, it won't affect your current installation. Treat FF4 and FF5beta as separate programs.
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