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Plugin Galaxy 2 is a plugin for creating special effects and enhancing images with the help of more than 160 basic effects. It works under Windows and Mac OS X in dozens of graphics applications including Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, PhotoPlus, Photo-Paint, IrfanView and PhotoImpact. It supports 8bit and 16bit RGB and grayscale images.

The Effects

Plugin Galaxy provides filters for transparency manipulation, blurring, texture and pattern generation, noise creation, mirroring and warping. It also includes metal, chrome, neon, pop art, glass, page curl, rainbow, sunshine, sunset and star effects and lets you enhance, colorize, add edges to your photos and even encrypt them. There are also effects like feedbacks, grids or zooming. Additionally Plugin Galaxy includes presets for creating fire, rain, snow, water surface, metallic text, contrast and frame effects as well as rendering cosmic scenes.

Unlimited Possibilities

All Plugin Galaxy effects are accessible from a single dialog. Thousands of potential effects can be created with the help of sliders, check boxes, color boxes, preview coordinates and blend modes. The new Play button (known from Harrys Filters 3) generates random animations in the preview for exploring the possibilities of the 160+ main effects and the Jump button produces random filter settings. With the new Layers feature you can also apply multiple effects to the image without leaving the Plugin Galaxy dialog. Additionally you can save filter settings as preset files and open them for later use. 400 presets are already included with Plugin Galaxy. Many Plugin Galaxy effects also affect the transparency of image layers which offers further possibilities.

For Beginners as well as Experts

Plugin Galaxy offers four modes for adjusting the effects from the simple Novice Mode to the sophisticated Expert Mode. The Classic Mode is very similar to the previous version of Plugin Galaxy and the Manual Mode makes all essential controls available without switching between tab sheets. You can also apply the same effect to a large number of images by batch processing them in Cloak Mode.

What Makes It Special

Unlike many other effect collections you can select all Plugin Galaxy effects from a single dialog and apply multiple effects without leaving the plugin, which saves a lot of time. The Play and Jump Buttons can give you new effect ideas with the help of random settings. The more than 160 basic effects can be used to create unlimited effect variations with the help of various controls and by combining the effects with each other. All in all, Plugin Galaxy also offers many useful effects and features in a package with a low price.


Version 2 Upgrade: Registered customers can upgrade to Plugin Galaxy 2 for $19.95. This upgrade includes the 64-bit version. Please contact us with your order details.

Windows 64-bit Plugin Upgrade: People who purchased Plugin Galaxy in 2010 get the 64-bit upgrade for free. Other customers can upgrade for $14.95 (or $9.95 if they order a 64-bit upgrade of our others plugins at the same time). Please contact us with your order details.

Mac 64-bit Plugin Upgrade: People who purchased the Mac version in July 2010 or later receive the 64-bit version for free. Other users can upgrade for $19.95. Please contact us with your order details.



New in Version 2.0
All effects combined into one resizable dialog
New animation feature and batch processing
New Layers feature for applying multiple effects
New Bluuur effects
Enhanced edge effects
Page Curl now works on large images

Plugin Galaxy 2 is compatible with Windows Vista, runs natively on Intel-Macs and offers all 160+ effects in one resizable dialog. It offers presets, batch processing, blending modes and a layers feature for applying multiple effects in one session. A feature that animates the preview with random effect values was added, too. Ten new effects, several new effect features and 400 presets were included. Version 2 renders more than two times faster and additionally supports 16bit RGB and grayscaled images.

For more details, please read the Version History page.


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