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I know Affinity Photo can use Ps plugins, but I can't find anything in Help or online about how to do it. Can someone please direct me to a solution or tutorial? Thanks!

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The help section in Affinity Photo has a section explaining how to install plugins. If you go to Help > Affinity Photo Help and search for plugins you will find more information :)

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The help section in Affinity Photo has a section explaining how to install plugins. If you go to Help > Affinity Photo Help and search for plugins you will find more information :)

 

... Ya, right .... and can you tell me where? ... as far as I can see, there is nothing how to install Photoshop plugins.

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... Ya, right .... and can you tell me where? ... as far as I can see, there is nothing how to install Photoshop plugins.

1. Open Affinity Photo

2. From the Help menu, select the first item, "Affinity Photo Help."

3. After the help window opens & stabilizes (you see the Affinity logo in the window), type "plugins" in the search field in the top right corner of the window.

4. Press return.

5. Wait for the help topics to appear, then click on the first item shown, "Using Plugins."


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1. Open Affinity Photo

2. From the Help menu, select the first item, "Affinity Photo Help."

3. After the help window opens & stabilizes (you see the Affinity logo in the window), type "plugins" in the search field in the top right corner of the window.

4. Press return.

5. Wait for the help topics to appear, then click on the first item shown, "Using Plugins."

 

Thank you for the reply. What seems to look difficult turn out as easy task, however, the problem is that plugins listed here : http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/plugins-support/

... simply don't work! ... at least good 90% of them ...

 

This otherwise great application AffinityPhoto is one big frustration. It looks not just to me, that this app AffinityPhoto has still long way to go ...

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The beta builds of Affinity Photo have better support for Photoshop plugins. MEB as stated here that he's going to update his list soon :) 

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I have tried everything to connect with plugins from CS3 and NIK, working from 'Affinity Photo Help' and using online suggestions, and youtube videos. Is my Application not working like it should? 

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Ok. Thanks. You have to set this up otherwise the plug-ins won't work.

Do the following:

- on the right side on top (Plugin Search Folders) click Add and point to the Photoshop CS3 plug-ins folder. It's located inside the Applications folder, then Adobe Photoshop CS3, and finally Plug-ins.

- on the right on bottom (Plugin Support Folders) click the Authorise Global button the Authorise again from the dialog that will open.

- click close and restart Affinity

To access the plug-ins go to menu Filters ▸ Plugins and select the one you want to use.

 

This is how it should look (see screenshot below). Instead of the Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 path you see on my screenshot you should have Adobe Photoshop CS3 instead. Other than this the rest should look the same.

 

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Let me know if you still have trouble.

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same thing, again. I tried all that several times before. One time before contacting you I was able to get a forward slash on the support folder line, but never again.

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Those seem the default Photoshop plug-ins that come with Adobe Photoshop. You can't run them inside Affinity Photo, only (some) third-party plug-ins are supported.

Here's a list I've been compiling. Click on the plug-in's name for details (Photoshop plug-in support is still being worked on so not all of them work. Version 1.5 Beta supports a few more).

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