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Old 12-17-2007, 05:51 AM
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too many Plugins?

I have quite a few Plugins installed but they are not all showing up when I try to apply a filter. Do I have too many? Is there a limit?
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:30 AM
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Re: too many Plugins?

Which product are you using?

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:05 AM
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Re: too many Plugins?

I'm using Photoshop CS2.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:38 AM
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Re: too many Plugins?

Plug-ins are strange and wonderful beasts. I don't know of any limit to the number of plug-ins that you can have, but having tons of them can slow down bootup time for Photoshop.

A couple things to be aware of when installing plug-ins. Some are pretty straight forwared, just drag and drop into the Plug-ins folder. Other must be installed with the software package installer that puts stuff where it needs to go for you. Also, when downloading freebies and plug-ins from internet sites, make sure they are intended for your operating system. PC plug-ins won't work on a Mac and visa-versa. Some older plugins no longer work with newer versions of Photoshop. Some plug-ins do not show up in the normal Filter's menu, but in the File>automate menu instead (Genuine Fractals being one that I know of.)
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:53 AM
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Re: too many Plugins?

I removed a lot of plugins to see if that would make a different, but it didn't. I still only get plugins with names starting with A - N, I can't scroll past "N". This happened once before, but I can't remember the fix! I've moved many plugins to a "plugin" folder outside of the regular PHotoshop plugin folder. Any other suggestions?

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Old 12-17-2007, 12:22 PM
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Re: too many Plugins?

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I have quite a few Plugins installed but they are not all showing up when I try to apply a filter. Do I have too many? Is there a limit?

How many is "many"?
Maybe the plugin that is after the last one you can see in the list, is fawlty, making CS2 stop listing after that one?
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:10 PM
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Re: too many Plugins?

Nadia... Mac or PC?

Some folks do store their plug-ins outside of the Photoshop folder, but I don't so can't help you there.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:06 PM
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Re: too many Plugins?

this may be way too obvious, but i'll mention it just to eliminate it. the scrolling of the filter/plugin list is not automatic. you have to press the tiny little up and down arrows at the bottom or top of the list to make things scroll. i have a lot of plugins also and tend to forget that little arrow thing also.

oh, and i believe you have to have an image loaded before you can scroll, also. otherwise, it's all just ghosted.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:49 PM
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Re: too many Plugins?

Yes there is a limit, but off hand I can't remember the number. 80 comes to mind but not sure.

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