AmphiSoft
plug-in filters for image editing and special effects


AmphiSoft pack of freeware and shareware plug-in filters for Adobe Photoshop and numerous compatible image editors for Windows (Macromedia Fireworks, JASC and Corel Paint Shop Pro, Ulead Photo Impact etc. etc. including freeware like IrfanView and XnView) gives you an unsurpassed power for both finest image correction and stunning special effects:


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Seeing once is better than hearing hundred of times. Explore the capabilities of AmphiSoft plug-in filters by example of modifying just two different test images: continuos tone photo (left) and sharp logo (right).

You may also proceed to detailed descriptions and several short guided tours by clicking on a preview or filter name.

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Terminator

"Metalwork II" (now based on Mr. Smith chopping engine) help you easily convert flat text or logo to shiny 3D metallic object or turn your mate into Terminator

Status: Shareware

3D metallic text
Woodcut

Raster master: from basic TV-screen to delicate woodcut effects, from simple textures to weird moire - one filter does it all. Although it's not powerful enough to produce guilloche for a fake dollars, it may help you earn some real ones.

Status: Shareware full version and
free LE version

Woodcut
Guilloche

Xylograph is another kind of halftone filter, centered on simulating hand-drawn halftone of varied angle seeng in many engravings, as well as texture of xylograph prints.

Status: Shareware full version and
free LE version

Guilloche
Regular blur

Two "Shaman" filters ("Convolution shaman" and "Sorting shaman") are developed to give you all the necessary basic functions like blur, sharpen, edge detection and sharpening, despecle and many others. What makes these filters special is a whole set of necessary extras and options like apply mode switching or "wrap apound" processing (ideal for seamless patterns) - just to name a few. What makes the filters truly unique is a "Soft apply threshold" functionality for very delicate photo restoration job. Now fixing a bad scan or video capture does not require a lot of masking, switching color spaces and whole power of top image editors - take a quick tour to see how easy it can be done by "Shaman" plug-in filters under any compatible host application!

NEW! "Highpass" functionality useful both for photo correction and improving seamless patterns.

Status: free light version
and shareware full version

Regular blur
Find edges Blur, difference
ArtiFactor

"ArtiFactor" and "Kinetics lab" are very complex feedback image processing filters, giving wild effects and producing "organic" textures (the background of this page has started this way). Explore bacteria growth and extremely complex kinetics of Belousov pulse chemical reaction transferred into familiar world of graphics!

Status: Freeware for ArtiFactor
and Shareware for Kinetics lab

ArtiFactor
Kinetics lab Kinetics lab
Threads

"Thread master" is a free plug-in filter providing cross-shaped smudge effect with many options.

Status: Freeware

Threads
Diffuse

"Out of the noise" - created on public demand. Many image editing programs lack "add noise" and "diffuse" filtering capabilities. If you suffer from this - just plug this freeware module in to fix it!

Status: Freeware

Paint effect

"Simplifier" plugin provides a wide range of "painterly" artistic effects by simplifying image colors and edges. Please check out the larger preview of several effects.

Status: Freeware


Tip: Shift+Click on "+" or "-" buttons below filter preview window change preview zoom to "100%" and "Zoom to fit" accordingly.



Unlike almighty "Wizards" (so popular nowadays), directing user step-by-step toward a predefined result, AmphiSoft plug-in filters simply give all the power to the user, leaving him the chance to be creative. There are "Shamans" (as opposed to "Wizards") in there, which unleash all the magic power - and it's up to you what it is used for; there are "Masters" who does the precise work for you - according to your design needs; there are "labs" you may study - or play, is it different? - at, finally. These filters are made to equip the end user with as many tools as possible in a single pack. There are unlimited capabilities hidden in these tools (actually, preview images do not really show all the things they can do), you should only use your imagination. These plug-in filters are made for creative persons, the ones who do not need to be led "step-by-step".

Seeing once is better than just hearing hundred of times, right. But in case of "tools" (including software) putting your hands on it is better than a hundred of pictures - and you are just one click away from downloading the latest demo pack (including several fully functional free filters) to see plug-ins in action!



I would like to thank several people who made creation of these filters possible, spent a lot of time helping me make them better and delivering them to you (in order of appearance):

Alex Hunter, the lead developer of "FilterMeister" - the compiler used for creating these filters - for his excellent work on FM, an opportunity to take part in beta-testing from the very beginning of the program and his prompt reply on users needs. Without all this, creating these filters would be absolutely impossible.

All people from "FilterMeister beta group" for helping me learn.

Fedor Kucherov, the best beta-tester ever born. Without Ted's very extensive testing (shouldn't we call this kind of work "Tedious"?), many bugs could pass to the final filter undiscovered.


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