Re: Question about a 2nd plugin folder
- From: "Carrie" <starchild1124@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 07:59:00 -0400
"Lee J. Moore" <leej@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
Carrie - the Additional Plugins Folder is just there for your convenience
really in case you have plugins at a separate location. Some Photoshop
users also use editing suites which are compatible with Photoshop plugins
for example (like Paint Shop Pro), and may want some or all of their
plugins stored at the 'Additional' location to avoid duplication. The
plugins still appear at the same location on the Filter menu, regardless
of their location on the filesystem.
Also, external hard drives are a *lot* slower than internal hard drives,
so it's not a great idea to have your additional plugins folder located
upon one. As you have discovered, Photoshop initializes all plugins upon
being launched, so configuring it this way will really slow it down.
Lee J. Moore
"He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know." - Lao Tzu
Thanks, this is good to know. All it takes is one person who knows the
answer to clear it up.
For some reason I thought it would be a separate folder that I could open
IF I wanted it.
I do have Paint Shop Pro, too (I only use for a few things like Screen
Capture and like the illumination effects) so that's a good idea about all
the plugs-ins in one place.
I hardly ever use plug-ins, except sometimes to see what I can come up
with different. I have discovered (might not be the best way) that
duplicating the layer, using the effect on that, and then fading it some is
how it works. I mean, otherwise, the effect usually covers the picture.
The only questions I still have as of now, and maybe should be a separate
topic, is opening jpegs in raw camera (I just did a video tutorial on raw
camera basics) from PS. I know I can open Bridge and get to it from there
(and into PS and back) but if I first open a picture in PS then decide I
want to see it in raw. Seems like I have to go to Bridge and open it there,
too. But, it's another day...
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