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Linda Buchanan
 

Installing a plug in


I am trying to install a plug in to Photoshop CS2. I don't know what I am doing wrong. It is the flood filter from Flaming Pear, the free trial version. When I download it asks me to find or save. No matter which I choose I get a file extension that PS doesn't recognize. I have Windows XP if that helps. Can anyone guide me through this? Thanks so much.


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9/1/2007 8:02:32 AM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  When you download and save the file where are you saving it? It needs to be saved in your PS – plug in file. This is how I was taught to do this: First, make sure that PS is not running. Go to “My Computer”; Select Local Drive (usually C); select Program files/Adobe; Plug Ins/Adobe Photoshop only/ Automate/ the name of your file. The second way: follow the above, but instead of Plug Ins – select “Photoshop CS2/Plug Ins/ Filters/ and install the file into the filter file. The software itself should tell you into which file to save the program. Some run from automate and others run from filters. Whichever it is, make sure that you save the download into the appropriate place.

I hope that this helps, but if it doesn’t, come back since others here know a great deal more than I do!

Irene


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9/1/2007 8:54:34 AM

 
Linda Buchanan   That didn't work either. I can see the file in the right place, but the file extension is apparently wrong. It says floo-120.dmg and when I click on it photoshop opens and says it can't recognize the file. Now what??


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9/1/2007 9:04:39 AM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Did the file download as a ZIP file and then unzip somehow incorrectly? I guess I would just delete the current file and then re-download the file from the website and make sure that you read and follow the online instructions to the letter. If it still doesn't work, why not contact the company? Sorry, but this is really a little past my limited knowledge base!

Irene


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9/1/2007 2:39:23 PM

 
Linda Buchanan   I finally figured it out, I was downloading a version that said "universal". When I deleted it, tried again and got the zipped version for Windows I was able to figure it out. Thank you Irene!


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9/1/2007 3:03:39 PM

 
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