7 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2012 1:24 PM by Noel Carboni RSS

    plug ins?

    peggybr14 Community Member

      How do I get my plug ins (Nik, Vertus, Topaz) from PS5 to PS6?

        • 1. Re: plug ins?
          mjg67

          Go to applications, go to the plugin folder in PS5, and just drag the whole folder to the plugin section in PS6. Do that for Nik, repeat for Topaz and any other plug in folders that you want to use in PS6. Make sure PS 6 is closed when you do this. Open PS6, and the plugin folder should be right there in Filters, just like in PS5.

          • 2. Re: plug ins?
            Mylenium MVP

            I would be wary with teh advise given by the previous poster. You may experience crashes due to compatibility issues. Check the vendors of those plug-ins for updated CS6 versions. If they are providing those, then it's for good reason and you should only use these updated versions.

             

            Mylenium

            • 3. Re: plug ins?
              mjg67 Community Member

              I did it this way this afternoon (moved plug ins from cs5 to cs 6) with the Topaz Bundle, and with Nik HDR, and Silver Efex pro-it was compatible-all now work fine in cs6.

              • 4. Re: plug ins?
                peggybr14 Community Member

                Thanks everyone.  I worked out the Nik software and the Topaz and Akvis.  I'm checking with Vertus tomorrow re compatibility.

                • 5. Re: plug ins?
                  Jeff A Wright Adobe Employee

                  Moving this discussion to the Photoshop General Discussion forum.

                  • 6. Re: plug ins?
                    Pattie F Adobe Employee

                    FAQ: How do I install my favorite plugins to Photoshop CS6?

                     

                    If you do copy plugins, you should only copy third party plugins, not the included Adobe plugins. It is recommended that you re-install 3rd party plugins to ensure that all the libraries end up in the right place. Some plugins have been redesigned for CS6 and some that previously were only for 32 bit have been redesigned for 64 bit. Check with the plugin provider.

                     

                    Don't copy all the plugins from a previous version or point to an old version's plugin folder because you will create duplicate plugins. Adobe included plugins are in a different folder now so you are pointing to them twice, which causes issues. Duplicated plugins from a previous version can cause the file type menu getting out of sync in the save dialog.

                     

                     

                    Pattie

                    • 7. Re: plug ins?
                      Noel Carboni Community Member

                      mjg67 wrote:

                       

                      Go to applications, go to the plugin folder in PS5, and just drag the whole folder to the plugin section in PS6. Do that for Nik, repeat for Topaz and any other plug in folders that you want to use in PS6. Make sure PS 6 is closed when you do this. Open PS6, and the plugin folder should be right there in Filters, just like in PS5.

                       

                      Just to repeat what others are saying in no uncertain terms:

                       

                      Do NOT drag the entire plug-ins folder!

                       

                      Mjg67 was clearly implying you should drag only subfolders underneath plug-ins, and even doing this is not always enough.  You should really get new plug-ins with installers specifically made to work with Photoshop CS6.

                       

                      -Noel