8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2012 8:29 PM by Knottsav RSS

    Plug-ins/No Filters Folder

    Alpen Glow Images

      Trying to load plug-ins in CS6, on a Mac, but there is no filters file under the Plug-ins folder.  It is completely vacant except for a Panels folder.  Did the filters folder move to somewhere else?

        • 1. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
          Alpen Glow Images Community Member

          Still no Filters Folder for CS6.  I go to Applications> Adobe Photoshop CS6> Plug-ins.  There is no filters folder or anything else under Plug-ins.  It is completely vacant except for a Panels folder.  Did I miss it when I installed CS6?

          • 2. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
            Knottsav Community Member

            I have exactly the same problem as you. "Panels" is all that exists, and "Required" is nowhere to be found.

             

            /Applications/Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS6/Plug-ins/Panels   is my file path.

             

            The instruction for my plugin says:

            Using the Finder, move the file ToneMapping.plugin to the Filters folder of your Photoshop Plug-Ins directory:

            If you have Photoshop CS6, move the file ToneMapping.plugin to
            Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS6/Plug-Ins/Filters

             

            Which doesn't exist.

            • 3. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
              Alpen Glow Images Community Member

              Knottsay:

               

              In CS6 there is no Filters file.  Try dropping them, one step sooner, into the Plug-ins file.  It worked for me.

              • 4. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
                Knottsav Community Member

                Thanks for that confirmation. I had read in places not to do so....so was a little hesitant. However, it works perfectly.

                Much appreciated.

                • 5. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
                  Jeff A Wright Adobe Employee

                  Moving this discussion to the Photoshop General Discussion forum.

                  • 6. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
                    Chris Cox Adobe Employee

                    I've deleted all the misguided "answers" previously provided.

                     

                    The location of a third party plugin inside the plugins folder doesn't matter.

                    Just put it anywhere inside the Plug-Ins folder.

                     

                     

                    Background:

                    The Filters/FileFormats/Extensions/etc. subfolders were just for user convenience - Photoshop doesn't really care about the location as long as a plugin is inside the plugins folder.

                     

                    For a variety of reasons, we moved the default Adobe plugins into the Required folder (kind of hidden inside the app package on MacOS, but visible on Windows).

                     

                    The top level Plug-Ins folder is now just for your third party plugins.

                    • 7. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
                      Noel Carboni Community Member

                      I recommend, if you're copying your own plug-ins from whatever sources into your plug-ins folder (vs. using an installer), that you create subfolders that are plainly named.  That way you'll know what they are at some time in the future instead of trying to figure it out from some short, cryptic name.

                       

                      As an example, from my own system:

                       

                      Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins

                       

                      09/21/2012  10:22 PM    <DIR>          .
                      09/21/2012  10:22 PM    <DIR>          ..
                      04/05/2012  05:52 PM    <DIR>          Astra Image
                      04/14/2012  09:11 PM    <DIR>          FITS Liberator
                      04/14/2012  11:04 PM    <DIR>          Focus Magic
                      09/21/2012  05:03 PM    <DIR>          Hasta La Vista Green
                      04/14/2012  10:44 PM    <DIR>          Kodak Photo CD from PS 6
                      09/21/2012  10:22 PM    <DIR>          Optional Adobe Plug-ins
                      05/07/2012  06:43 AM    <DIR>          Panels
                      04/05/2012  05:52 PM    <DIR>          Perfect Resize 7.0.plugin

                       

                      -Noel

                      • 8. Re: Plug-ins/No Filters Folder
                        Knottsav Community Member

                        Good plan...I shall do so. Thanks for sharing.