StarFilter Pro 3 8BF Filter Plug-in Version Details

StarFilter Pro 3 is an older product and is no longer for sale.   It has been replaced by a newer version.

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Release Notes

Version 3.0.6 - June 22, 2015   

Free Update for All Version 3 Users - To upgrade to this version simply click the button above and install. You will not have to reactivate the plug-in.

  • Added installer support for Photoshop CC 2015.

Version 3.0.5 - April 8, 2014

  • Corrected a problem with a blank preview in Greater Compatibility and Software Rendering modes.
  • Reduced memory usage during interactive operation of the plug-in dialog.
  • Made error handling more robust, e.g., for memory allocation failures.
  • Higher quality results through improvements to internal pixel management routines.
  • Corrected an underflow causing an incorrect brightness for the dimmest light source in the image.

Version 3.0.4 - April 5, 2014

  • Corrected a problem with older GPUs where only a white preview would be shown.
  • More robust error handling, e.g., for memory allocation failures.
  • Improvements to ToolTip help wording.
  • Addition of installer support for the next release of Photoshop.

Version 3.0.3 - March 14, 2014

  • Higher quality and faster preview - better GPU acceleration than ever.
  • Fastest and most accurate image analysis yet.
  • The max size image you can process on a 32 bit system has been increased through better RAM management.
  • Radically improved performance through increased multithreading and use of SSE2 instructions.

Version 3.0.2 - January 29, 2014

  • Added a Control-Alt-0 (zero) keyboard shortcut for "Zoom to 100%" for greater concordance with Photoshop.
  • Corrected a problem where the Show or Hide tool could be dragged to the edge of the image while the preview was zoomed out and miss some effects at the very edge.
  • Changed the detection of the capabilities of certain nVidia GPUs so that the default initial OpenGL setting will be "Higher Quality" instead of "Greater Compatibility". This will give new users a better first experience.
  • Corrected a text field in the Options dialog so the text will show fully when the desktop is at 125% size.
  • Fixed a problem where a selection mask could be interpreted wrongly during initial analysis, causing some highlights to be missed.

Version 3.0.1 - January 26, 2014

What's New In Version 3.0

  • New Spike Spread effect!
  • Cleanest and most refined looking results yet.
  • New configurable UI choices from Dark to Light.
  • New Effect Editor.
  • New control usability features.
  • Everything highly optimized to make operation faster.
  • Excellent Photoshop integration - familiar plug-in operation.
  • Installer support for the latest releases of popular image editors.
  • StarFilter Pro 3 can coexist on the same machine with versions 1 and 2.
StarFilter Pro 1.x and 2.x Users

Click here to see the StarFilter Pro 2 release history.

Click here to see the StarFilter Pro version 1 release history.