What are your favorite PS plug-ins?

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I don't really use too many plugins in my typical workflow, but I'm always interested in what's out there. Since we've got a really knowledgeable and helpful community here, I thought I'd pose the question: What are your favorite/most useful PS plugins and why?

Just curious.

Dave
 
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I use the following plugins on a regular basis:

- Kodak Digital SHO Pro, similar to Shadow/Highlight adjustment in PS, better & faster results

- PictoColor iCorrect EditLab/Portrait for neutrals & skin tones

- PhotoTune SkinTune (8-bit only) as a reference for skin tone

- PhotoKit Sharpener (for target setting) and EasyS sharpening for actual sharpening (http://www.outbackphoto.com)

- Noise removal: Noiseware / Neat Image

- Upsizing: PhotoZoom

- DOP tonality tuning for tweaking tonality (http://www.outbackphoto.com)

- ePaperPress PTLens for lens distortion

- ConvertToBW (theimagefactory) for black/white conversion

Herman
 

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The only plugins I use so far are

FM's Intellisharpen
FM's Resize Pro (d2x)

I'm too ignorant to know about anything else that can help me.

Hopefully this thread will enlight me.

Thanks,
 
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The three I use the most are:

WP Pro by Fred Miranda for downsizing
Photo Kit by Pixel Genius for sharpening
Velvia Vision by Fred Miranda

All three of these are excellent and simple to use. The Photo Kit PI is the best sharpener I have come across and is in the neighborhood of $100.
 
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ACR of course, and Grain Surgery. I would like to try some of the other noise removal plugins however. GS works fine when the noise is mild (iso400-1000), but when it's real grainy, 'Surgery has a tendancy to make it recangular and blocky.
 
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PixelGenuis PK Sharpener (highly recommend it - esp with tablet as you paint it on where you need it and you can dial it in)
PixelGenius Photokit Colour
Nik Dfine Selective (selective noise reduction - again works great with the Wacom tablet)
VirtualPhotographer sometimes for fun
BuzzPro for artistic stuff
Digital Imaging Tool's Convert to BW Pro - basically it's a channel mixer with some prefilters

and a ton of others I don't need or use but have anyway! LOL
 
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Just a few,

Quantum Mechanic Pro and Bande Aide (Camera Bits)
Panorama Tools
Photo Tools (Extensis)

all of which are useful in my workflow
 
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PK Sharpener
PK Color
Photokit
Noise Ninja
ImageFactory ConvertToB&W Pro
Pictocolor iCorrect Portrait
Pictocolor iCorrect EditLab
nikSharpener Pro
TLS Sharpener
Knockout
Boxtop ProJPEG


Best wishes,

David
 
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PhotoKit Sharpener
Color Mechanic Pro
Kodak Digital ROC (for old scanned slides)
Nik Color Efex Brilliance/Warmth (a freebie)

I use a free noise program, but am considering Noise Ninja or Neat Image
 
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Alien Skin Image Doctor
Extensis Intellihance Pro 4.1
Extensis pxl Smartscale 1.0
Focus Magic 3
nik ColorEfex Pro 2.0 Complete
Picturecode Noise Ninja
Fred Miranda Digital Infared
Fred Miranda ES Pro v3
Fred Miranda SF
Fred Miranda Warm/Cool
Fred Miranda Resize Pro - D2X/D2H
Fred Miranda SI Pro
Fred Miranda SR Pro
Fred Miranda Velvia Vision
Fred Miranda WP Pro
Genesis v2.0
AutoFX - PhotoGraphic Edge
AutoFX - DreamSuite Gel
AutoFX - Mystical Lighting
AutoFX - Mystical Tint Tone and Color
Eye Candy 4000

It's nutz, I kinda like playing with them all depending on what the subject matter is.
 
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Photokit Sharpener
Neat Image
Convert to B&W

haven't really tried other ones yet.
 
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Clivegriff said:
Kodak Digital Gem Airbrush Professional v1.0.2.

The ladies love it!

I find the easiest way to use it is to initially go way OTT and then use the FADE command to tone it down.
Clive, that shot of the two children on their sleds, in your gallery, is priceless. Could a child have any more fun? And the picture of the little boy in the rugby shirt...any relation? I see a similarity in the smile.

Rich
 
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Rich Gibson said:
Clive, that shot of the two children on their sleds, in your gallery, is priceless. Could a child have any more fun? And the picture of the little boy in the rugby shirt...any relation? I see a similarity in the smile.
Rich
Hi Rich. Thanks for the kind comments; I'm pleased you enjoyed those pictures.

The little boy is the same in both pictures and he's my 3yo grandson, my youngest son's boy and the light of my life.
 
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