I don't believe permissions should be an issue, but I guess anything is possible. You do see the OilPaint filter when launching the plugin, correct? The Pixel Bender filters are located in a directory named, "Pixel Bender Files" at the root of the Photoshop CS5 installation, correct?
The pixel bender files are in
adobe/adobe photoshop cs5 (64bit)/
which is at the same level as plug-ins
within plug-ins I have the filters folder which has pixel benders, average, vanishing point, etc.
I do not see the oilpaint filter anywhere.
When I open the keyboard shortcuts & menus, the filter options do not include pixle bender in the list
The Pixel Bender filter files will be located at <.../Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)/Pixel Bender Files/...>. You will see "circlesplash.pbk", "convergence.pbk", "fisheye.pbk", etcetera. You will not find the OilPaint filter in this directory. You can launch the Pixel Bender plugin from within Photoshop by selecting "Pixel Bender-->Pixel Bender Gallery..." from Photoshop's Filter menu. Once the Pixel Bender Gallery is open you should see "OilPaint" in the Filters dropdown menu. You should see "Pixel Bender" in the "Keyboard Shortcuts" panel if the Pixel Bender plugin is installed correctly.
I do not see the "Pixel Bender" in the "Keyboard Shortcuts" panel.
Can a shortcut be created? If so, how do you do that?
I'm having similar issues. When I try and install Pixel Bender I get an error message from Adobe Extension Manager: You do not have the appropriate permission to perform this operation. Contact your system administrator to obtain permission. I am the administrator on my laptop so how am I supposed to install?
Photoshop CS5 Exteneded x64 v 12.0.1
Let's drop the Keyboard Shortcuts discussion for now. Please verify that you do not see "Pixel Bender" in Photoshop's Filter menu.
I think that you have to double click on the Adobe Extension Manager when you open it. Also there is an option within properties (compatibility) that will always run it as administrator.
Pat, that is a separate issue. You need to right-click the Extension Manager package and select "Run as administrator" from the contextual menu as I mentioned on this thread, <http://forums.adobe.com/message/3219379#3219379>, and numerous other threads.
Thanks. I wasn't clear where I had to select "run as administrator" but I found it.
I do not see the Pixel Bender in the filter menu
Okay, then something is wrong with your installation. Is the file "Pixel Bender.8bf" located at <...Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)/Plug-ins/Filters/>? Are you sure you installed the 64-bit PB plugin and not the 32-bit PB plugin?
That is the location . The size of the file is 4,248KB The name of the downloaded file that I have been trying to install is
That sounds about right although I cannot currently verify the file size and the installer should be named "pixelbenderplugin_p2_64bit_090910.mxp" instead of "pixelbenderplugin_p2_64_bit_090910.mxp" (I'm guessing that was just a typo). You right-clicked on the extension manager package and selected "Run as administrator" when installing the plugin? You might try uninstalling and reinstalling again. It sounds like Photoshop does not want to load the plugin for some reason. You're also sure that you're running 64-bit Photoshop and not 32-bit Photoshop?
The name in program files is
adobe photoshop cs5 (64bit)
However in Photoshop - about photoshop
the version is
version 12.0.1 x32
What is x32?
That sounds like the 32-bit version of Photoshop to me. Try uninstalling the 64-bit PB plugin and installing the 32-bit PB plugin instead. Let me know if you see "Pixel Bender" in the Filter menu at that point.
I can now see pixel bender in the filter menu
Thanks for your help. Do you work for Adobe?
The question I have now is what version do I have? The icon on the desktop says 64 bit and the program file name says 64 bit but the 32 bit of pixel bender installs.
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You're running the 32-bit build of Photoshop which is what the previous test confirmed. Is the Photoshop application located under "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)"? Are you sure you're running a 64-bit OS?
It seems both the 32 bit and the 64 bit versions are installed but with the wrong names.
The 32 bit version is located in Program Files with the
name Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 bit). The 64 bit version is In Program Files (x86) with the name Photoshop CS5. The icon which has the 64 bit in the name executes the 32 bit version.
This may help to explain why the Photoshop performance was never as good as I thought it should be.
That's very strange. I have not seen that before and yes it could definitely explain a lack of performance especially if you've got a lot of RAM. We're asking around internally and will let you know if we hear anything.
It's been a few weeks since the last post. I too, have had a devish time trying to get Pixel Bender installed. After reading newelpf's post I felt better, it's not just me. I tried the 32 bit install and everything works. Does this mean that I'm running the 32 bit CS5 without knowing it. I have a new computer (Windows 7) with 12 GB RAM. I have not found this computer any faster than the old 32 bit XP version.
Unique Screenname: Did you find a solution?
I have Pixal Bender installed on the 32 bit CS5 version only. I use it
instead of the 64 bit CS5 version when I want to use Pixal Bender. If you
open the Photoshop help about Photoshop, the version number tells you if is
the 32 or 64 bit version. The were a lot of things happening that night that
I do not understand. Programs that worked before did not work until I
In a message dated 11/17/2010 8:37:17 P.M. Mountain Standard Time,
It's been a few weeks since the last post. I too, have had a devish time
trying to get Pixel Bender installed. After reading newelpf's post I felt
better, it's not just me. I tried the 32 bit install and everything
works. Does this mean that I'm running the 32 bit CS5 without knowing it. I
have a new computer (Windows 7) with 12 GB RAM. I have not found this
computer any faster than the old 32 bit XP version.
Unique Screenname: Did you find a solution?
Doug, please start a new thread, with details about the problem you're encountering, underneath the Pixel Bender plugin subforum if you're still having problems. Thanks.