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Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:27 pm
by Radim

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:54 pm
by Zeitreisender
After initial tests I noticed the following from last eye candy 7 update:

Anyone installing Eye Candy 7 version 7.2.0.50 (from February 2017) for the first time can no longer use it in PSP X9, unless:

  • the version 7.1.0.XXXX was previously installed on the system or has not been completely deleted.
  • or the compatible Adobe software is already installed.
MODIFICATION:
  • Version 7.2.0.50 only 64-bit plug-in integrated (?)
  • Photoshop Elements 14 no longer available as host selection

Does anyone know more about the reason why the installer works differently than the previous one? :|

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:01 am
by trueblue
Are you able to see Eye Candy 7 in the plugins list in PSP......remember this is a 64bit version and will work in PSP 64 bit programme.
I, for the life of me cannot get my Eye Candy 7 to work In PSPX9, even following Alien Skin's advice, however, that is for X2 and X3, much has changed since then.
I've no idea why Alien Skin don't support PSP. I for one, and others have paid a lot of money to purchase Eye Candy.

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:02 am
by JoeB
trueblue wrote:Are you able to see Eye Candy 7 in the plugins list in PSP......remember this is a 64bit version and will work in PSP 64 bit programme.
I, for the life of me cannot get my Eye Candy 7 to work In PSPX9, even following Alien Skin's advice, however, that is for X2 and X3, much has changed since then.
I've no idea why Alien Skin don't support PSP. I for one, and others have paid a lot of money to purchase Eye Candy.


Just a suggestion that may or may not work. Have you installed it and let it installed in its default Photoshop folder and then tried pointing PSP to that folder? Quite some time ago I used that workaround to get a couple of Photoshop plugins to work with PSP (when I couldn't coax them to install in the PSP folder) and it worked for me. Can't remember which ones they were now, and I also recall that another PS plugin I tried that with didn't work. So I guess it's a hit-or-miss workaround. Just a thought.

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 11:49 pm
by Zeitreisender
Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 (7.2.0.50) — Update: February 2017

Thank you trueblue and JoeB!

But trueblue the latest Eye Candy 7 filter update works with PSP X9, as JoeB has written. I can now test it.

I use on my PC the programs Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Corel PaintShop Pro X9 each in the 64-bit version. For both programs, I led a separate "custom installation" for compatibility testing of the latest eye candy 7 plug-in.

A "custom installation" must be pressed to enable the keys [ALT+C] If you see the window "License agreement" (see Figure 1). Then you can continue with "Next".

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(Figure 1)


Install Plug-In

Want to use the Plug-In for both programs, the Plug-In ahead, must be selected mandatory folder by PSE 14 (see Figure 2) because PSE 14 then automatically engages the eye candy filters in its user interface.

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(Figure 2)


Want to use the eye candy filter exclusively for PSP X9, you can create a folder, E.g. "C:\Program Files\64-bit plug-ins" (see Figure 3).

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(Figure 3)


The Eye Candy 7 Setup adds automatically 2 folder (... \Alien Skin\Eye Candy 7), thus creating an own folder spared you. Then you continue the installation.


Use Eye Candy 7 filter

In PSE 14 is the filter ready for use after installation. This must be included in PSP X9 manually (see Figures 4 and 5).

Use with PSE 14 and PSP X9

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(Figure 4)


Only for use with PSP X9

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(Figure 5)


The 64-bit Plug-In filter work for me up to now perfectly! :wink:

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 3:15 am
by JoeB
Excellent to hear! Sometimes the best way is to let the plugin install where it wants to (in these cases having an Adobe product installed makes it easier) and then pointing PSP to the Photoshop plugins folder. But your new workaround about creating a completely separate folder outside of PSP is another good trick to know! :-) Thanks for providing the detailed info!

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:15 am
by Zeitreisender
Thank you, JoeB :)

trueblue wrote:...I for one, and others have paid a lot of money to purchase Eye Candy.

I agree with you. Eye Candy is unfortunately overpriced, but I have in May in the action week from 3-10. May 2017 "spring sale" and do not regret it. Instead of the regular price of $129 I paid "only" $90,30. Yes, even the lower price is, in my opinion, much too high ?! :cry: :evil:

The Eye Candy 7 with PSP X9 works well, the following example shows:

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Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:52 am
by trueblue
I'm happy to say that I finally fixed up my Eye Candy 7 and use it with 64bit PSP.
I reinstalled the programme into my C \ Program Files \ Alien Skin \ Eye Cany 7.
PSP File Locations. Direct to the above file.
I now see EC7 in my 64bit version of PSP.
You can do the same for 32bit, but I don't often use 32bit.

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:10 pm
by JoeB
trueblue wrote:I'm happy to say that I finally fixed up my Eye Candy 7 and use it with 64bit PSP.
I reinstalled the programme into my C \ Program Files \ Alien Skin \ Eye Cany 7.
PSP File Locations. Direct to the above file.
I now see EC7 in my 64bit version of PSP.
You can do the same for 32bit, but I don't often use 32bit.


My 32 bit Eye Candy is installed in the 32bit X7 plugins folder with both X7 and X9 pointed to it there and they work. As I have CS6 installed I just let the 64bit Eye Candy install in that plugin's folder and pointed my 64 bit PSP versions there and that works also.

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:02 pm
by GraphicsKat
When I try to install the trial version, the only "option" I get for host program is Photoshop. There is no custom install.

I also tried adding the Eye Candy 7 folder (the one that contains the .exe file) to my file locations for plugins, but it still didn't show up. Exactly what folder should I be directing it to?

Thanks!

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:14 am
by Zeitreisender
You can accomplish the custom installation as follows:

  1. Start the installation program.
  2. When the "License Agreement" window appears, press the "Alt + C" key combination.
  3. Click "Next". The next window should show "Custom Installation".
  4. Select any destination folder or create a new one.
Note: The installation program automatically creates two subfolders "\Alien Skin\EyeCandy 7".

For example: The folder "\My 64-bit Plugins" is the target, the complete path after the installation looks as follows: "\My 64-bit Plugins\Alien Skin\EyeCandy 7".

If it still does not work, please contact Alien Skin Software Support.

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:38 pm
by JoeB
GraphicsKat wrote:When I try to install the trial version, the only "option" I get for host program is Photoshop. There is no custom install.

I also tried adding the Eye Candy 7 folder (the one that contains the .exe file) to my file locations for plugins, but it still didn't show up. Exactly what folder should I be directing it to?

Thanks!


If you have an Adobe program (e.g., Photoshop, Elements, etc.) installed then, as mentioned above, just let Eye Candy install as it wants to and then point PSP to the install location (which will likely be Program Files>Alien Skin>Eye Candy 7 if you are installing the 64bit version). If you don't have an Adobe program then I would normally suggest that you install a trial version of one, install Eye Candy, and don't worry about the trial Adobe program expiring. But now that Adobe has gone with the subscription Cloud model I'm not sure that there is such a thing as a trial program that you can get. I still have CS6, which made the Eye Candy installation process easy.

EDIT: Apparently you can download trials of the Creative Cloud Adobe products, including smaller ones like Elements rather than having to go with a larger one like PS. I can only guess that installing plugins like Eye Candy still works the same.

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:53 am
by trueblue
JoeB wrote:
trueblue wrote:Are you able to see Eye Candy 7 in the plugins list in PSP......remember this is a 64bit version and will work in PSP 64 bit programme.
I, for the life of me cannot get my Eye Candy 7 to work In PSPX9, even following Alien Skin's advice, however, that is for X2 and X3, much has changed since then.
I've no idea why Alien Skin don't support PSP. I for one, and others have paid a lot of money to purchase Eye Candy.


Just a suggestion that may or may not work. Have you installed it and let it installed in its default Photoshop folder and then tried pointing PSP to that folder? Quite some time ago I used that workaround to get a couple of Photoshop plugins to work with PSP (when I couldn't coax them to install in the PSP folder) and it worked for me. Can't remember which ones they were now, and I also recall that another PS plugin I tried that with didn't work. So I guess it's a hit-or-miss workaround. Just a thought.


Not sure if I replied to you Joe but EC7 is now working correctly in PSP. :)

Re: Eye Candy 7 as plugin for PaintShop Pro X9?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:59 am
by jcrous
I have successfuly installed both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Eye candy 7 and in Paintshop pro 2018 it is working perfectly.