The plugins collection from Richard Rosenman currently consists of a total of 23 freeware plugins and four commercial plugins. Richard released the first few plugins of this collection in mid 2002 and continued to add a new plugin every few months. He also updated the already released plugins with small enhancements from time to time.
Richard Rosenman is working in the computer animation industry and has produced over 50 commercials for both film and broadcast. Richard also co-directed "Plumber", a 5 minute fully computer generated short film, which won various awards and was nominated for a 2004 British Academy award. So we would expect that his plugins are inspired by 3D animations, and indeed a few of them really are.
You can recognize the Rosenman plugins by the steel texture that is used for the window background. They have a small but useable preview box and some offer quite a lot of controls for adjusting the effect. A preset feature would be useful for many of them, but only the Superformula plugin has one.
You will find a great variety of effects and special tools among these plugins. There are noise effects (Grain Generator, Diffuse), mosaic effects (Halftone, Pixelate), distortions (Pinch, Squarify, Pinocchio), photo enhancement tools (Diffuse Glow, Lens Distortion Corrector, Vignette Corrector, Color Replacer) and many other exotic plugins. Interesting are especially the 3D Sphere Generator, which renders a sphere that is illuminated by a light beam, and the Evaluate plugin, which allows you to create an effect with the help of a formula whose elements can be chosen from some controls.
Many of the plugins were designed for very specific tasks, but the most useful plugins in general terms are probably Diffuse Glow, Lens Distortion Corrector and Vignette Corrector.
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If you use an Adobe application, please create a sub folder called "Rosenman" in the Plug-Ins folder of your application's folder and copy the unzipped Rosenman plugins into it.
If you use Paint Shop Pro, PhotoImpact or Photo-Paint, you can put the unzipped Rosenman plugins in any folder you like. Afterwards you have to select that folder in the Preferences dialog of your application.
After restarting your application, you can find them on the "Richard Rosenman" sub menu of the Filter or Effect menu.
For information on installing plugins in other applications see here.