Are you looking in the Filter menu rather than the palette? Filters you add only appear in the menu.
I am looking in the filter menu.
if they're .8bf plugins, drop them into
Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\Plug-Ins
(note - NOT in an additional folder there)
Restart PSE and they should be there.
If they have an installer, run the installer and restart.
They should show up at the bottom of the Filters menu - IF they're compatible with Elements 5.
What plugins are they?
Also, do you mean plug-ins and not actions?
The is from a cd that came with some computer magazine a few years ago. On the cd it says "Photoshop Toolbox 2003. Version 4.0 for windows 95 an up. The filters run fine in PSE 3 but I can't seem to get them into PSE 5. I'm ready to give up on loading them. Are there any sites that have plugins for 5.
yep - TONS of 'em! Google "Photoshop Plugin" and see what I mean....
What kind of files are they that you want to add - plugins are (generally) *.8bf; Actions are *.atn - - ?
I am trying to install both plug-ins and personal actions (actions I created)
They are for CS6. Want to copy them from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows 8 machine
Are you using CS6, Nimrod? If so you are asking in the wrong place. This forum is for photoshop elements, which behaves quite differently from CS where actions are concerned. You should ask in the Photoshop forum:
If you are asking about PSE, it's not clear what you're asking, or which version of PSE you have.