StarFilter Pro 4 8BF Filter Plug-in - USD $36.95 Try / Buy

StarFilter Pro 4 is try before you buy software. Download fully functional software and run it for 15 days free with no obligation. See for yourself the amazing effects you can create!

To order your StarFilter Pro 4 license for USD $36.95, please have your credit card or PayPal information handy and remit payment via the button below. After checking out, you'll receive a License ID and Password you can use to activate the software.

This is an 8BF style plug-in. You MUST have a 32 or 64 bit 8BF style plug-in-compatible image editor to host this software.

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Version 1 through 3 users:

$19.95 upgrade pricing!

Works on PCs running Windows 7 and newer with Photoshop or 8BF plug-in compatible editor.
Sorry, we don't have Mac-compatible plug-ins at this time.

Note: If you are an astrophotographer and looking for a plug-in to add star diffraction spikes to your astroimages then you may be more interested in our StarSpikes Pro product.   Please click here to go to our StarSpikes Pro main page.

Current Version 4.4.12 - April 11, 2018

Features in StarFilter Pro 4

  • Professional, integrated UI with choice of colors.
  • High DPI display scaling support and accessibility.
  • 30 bit color display with graphics cards that support it.
  • Fully integrated support for Photoshop Smart Filtering.
  • Advanced editing mode provides unprecedented creative control.
  • Optimizations for manual effect editing.
  • Smoother zoomed displays.
  • Improved effect appearance all around.
  • Usability and performance improvements.
  • 9 great presets to help you get started.
  • Better preset file handling.
  • Improved color accuracy and HDR support.
  • Better highlight analysis.
  • Fast startup and rendering times.
  • Full support for Windows 10.
  • StarFilter Pro 4 can coexist on the same machine with versions 1, 2, and 3.

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System Requirements

Operating System and Software Requirements

To use the StarFilter Pro 4 plug-in, you must be running a compatible image editor program on a PC using one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 32 bit or x64
  • Windows 8, 32 bit or x64
  • Windows 8.1, 32 bit or x64
  • Windows 10, 32 bit or x64

Compatible image editor programs include:

  • Adobe® Photoshop® (perpetually licensed editions and Photoshop CC)
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
  • Adobe® Fireworks
  • Corel® PHOTO-PAINT®
  • Corel® PaintShop®
  • Corel® PhotoImpact®
  • Computerinsel PhotoLine
  • Paint.NET
  • IrfanView
  • ACDSee
  • Affinity Photo
  • Any editor program that can use Adobe® Photoshop® 8BF style filter plug-ins*

Hardware Requirements

  • Your CPU must support the SSE2 instruction set (Intel processors made since 2001 and AMD processors since 2003 have SSE2). If your computer is older than this, consider buying your kid a new computer so that you can have his/hers.
  • While we advertise no specific minimum RAM requirement, the more RAM you have, the larger the images you'll be able to process.

OpenGL 2.1 Requirements

  • StarFilter Pro 4 can run only on PC systems supporting OpenGL version 2.1 or greater.
  • Your OpenGL implementation (display driver) must also provide 2 or more texture units (available in virtually all modern OpenGL implementations).

* We have made every effort to make StarFilter Pro 4 compatible. As we test with additional editors we will list them here. It is our intent for our product to be compatible with every current photo editor that uses 8BF plug-ins. We suggest you download it and try it, and by all means let us know if you have any problems!


Try Before You Buy

  • StarFilter Pro 4 can be downloaded and run in a fully-functional fashion for a period of fifteen (15) days without charge and without obligation. This will allow you to ensure that it is compatible with the photo editor you use and to see just how amazing the results are for yourself. In order to continue using StarFilter Pro 4 beyond the trial period you will need to purchase a software license and activate your copy.

Licensing Policy

  • Individual Users - This is a single user license. You may install and use StarFilter Pro 4 on up to three (3) computers for your personal use. However, only one copy of the program may be in use at any given time. For example, you may install the software on your home computer, your laptop, and your computer in your office but you may not allow a friend or fellow employee to use the program on one of these machines while you are using it on another.
  • Business Users - This is a single user license. You may install and use StarFilter Pro 4 on up to three (3) computers owned by your business. However, only one copy of the program may be in use at any given time. For example, you may install the software on up to three workstations and / or laptops owned by your business but you or your employees may only use one copy of the program at any given time. You may not install the software on a server so as to make it generally available to your employees.

    If your business requires multi-user or site licensing, this service is available. Please contact at: for more information.
  • Virtual Machines - You may install StarFilter Pro 4 on any number of virtual machines on the same physical computer. This will be considered a single installation of the licensed software. However these virtual machines may not be shared or installed on a server so as to make them generally available to other users.

    There may be technical licensing issues associated with virtual machine installations. Please feel free to contact at: if licensing activation problems arise in an installation of this kind.

Privacy and Security Policy

  • We will not disclose your eMail address, personal info, nor purchase details to anyone else. We hate spam. In addition we run up-to-date, state-of-the-art firewall and antivirus software.
  • StarFilter Pro 4 sends encrypted information about the version of the plug-in you have installed, the OS in which it is running, and your license to our server to facilitate activation and automatic checks for the availability of software updates.