...interesting. I notice the maps are all Raster instead of Vector images. I know that PSP can handle both formats.
So one question for those who have used it, just how much can be done with Filter Forge as a standalone without having Photoshop?
You don’t need Photoshop at all to use it…well unless you want to open a PSD document. PSD is not a file option format option. With the Photoshop plug in version, you can target a specific layer and apply a filter. This is one thing the stand alone version doesn’t do although you can open Tiff and png files and have transparency respected. I should caution I have the Pro version so don’t know if all the file formats that I have exist in the other versions offered. File formats: See image attachment below…
The user interface is exactly the same in plug in and standalone. Stand alone has more options like open image which are grayed out when in plug in mode as you can only work the currently open document. A lot of users prefer the standalone mode anyway. Standalone can in some cases be faster than working in plug in mode.
When it’s all said and done the only thing you are missing out on in Stand alone vs plug in version, is the ability to target a specific layer in a multilayer document.
If you have Corel Painter, FF installs just as it does in Photoshop. I have Painter ix and it installed the plug in versions for both products at installation.
Two threads about Corel products and FF installation….specifically Paintshop Pro which should also work with it.