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Filter Forge 4 Pro Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Filter Forge 4 Pro

Allows computer artists to use and build their own filters.
$79.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 113 (84%) 21 (16%) 188 comments

Filter Forge 4 Pro was available as a giveaway on April 6, 2016!

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Filter Forge is a program allowing computer artists to use and build their own filters – seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames, and more. The key features of Filter Forge include a visual filter editor and a free online library of over 11,000 user-created filters to which anyone can contribute. It works as a standalone application or as a plugin under a number of hosts.

Please note: the program comes with tech support!

Please note: a User with the best improvement idea will get Filter Forge 5.0 Professional + Filter Library Backup and Librarian as a prize! Please use IdeaInformer widget!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64); Core 2 Duo or better CPU; 1 GB RAM; 1 GB free disk space; Screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher; Internet connection

Publisher:

Filter Forge, Inc.

Homepage:

https://www.filterforge.com/

File Size:

67.4 MB

Price:

$79.00

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#59

A quick suggestion to the developers, the program would benefit from including GPU acceleration with the multiple CPU cores.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, thank you, but alas the GPU is not compatible in any way with Filter Forge internal structure. (I may say nonsense now, the techs could not explain me better.) But anyhow it is true: Filter Forge would cease to be Filter Forge if we include GPU acceleration.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Just missed it. Never heard of this program before, might have been fun to try it out. Oh well - since I never, ever use trial versions of anything, will just have to hope that this goes back up on GAOTD one day.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Zonis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#57

really wanted to have this as a plugin for photoshop but alas I was not able to be online last night on a computer I could use it from due to family commitments. oh well cheers to those that got it, I can only hope they offer this again in a couple of years or so

Reply   |   Comment by Squishy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I downloaded Filter Forge in the final hour of yesterday's giveaway and waited anxiously for the registration key. I got it in the nick of time. My goodness, what a beautiful piece of software, with all those fantastic free filters. Endless fun. One of the best programs I've ever found on GotD, if not the best. Thank you so very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Julia, thank you soo much. It is pleasure to read such comments about old chap Filter Forge

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Hi guys and girls,

I've had a talk with our techs and bosses and here's what I should tell you:

THANK YOU for the interest in Filter Forge! We really appreciate so many feedbacks from you, both good and sad.

We've already sent about 6000 keys and there are 500 more waiting to be sent. We had 100 keys result in error (someone may have misspelled their email addesses) and 200 keys which are delayed (a recieving server is temporary unavailable or smth like).

ANYWAY everyone who requested the keys on April 6 WILL get them. Just wait for one more day and if they do not come to your place, please contact our support team via www.filterforge.com/contact

As for some restriction lines in the Readme file, again, we HAVE free tech support and FF CAN be used commercially.

Again, thank you all for the interest in Filter Forge, we're so glad to see all you in our community!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane from Filter Forge  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jane from Filter Forge,

Received my key this morning; thanks a heap, Jane. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#54

I, too, have heard nothing but praise for this program and plugin over the years, so I'm absolutely thrilled to have a copy. Thanks very much Filter Forge and GOTD.

Just had a go at downloading the extra filters from the site, and everything proceeded efficiently at the click of a button with a view screen showing exactly where the filter could be found in future. So many.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Wendy, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#53

This message for support rep JANE .

I know you have mentioned several times that the keys will be sent but....what happens if not, do we have a 2nd step to take, do we contact customer support, etc?
Can you advise ?
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by soft user  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

soft user, if the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#52

As with many people I am still waiting for a key 23 hours, give or take 6 minutes, after having downloaded and installed the trail. I have never had this problem before with any of the GOTD applications. People I know have also had this problem, certain have received keys which do not work. Impossible to insert and activate the full programme. They are disinstalling. Which is what I am going to do. It seems that there are some people who have put up "good comments" about the product. But me for one will not. Not good publicity for Filter Forge.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Kennett  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Paul Kennett, you can contact our support team if you have any problems with installing or registering Filter Forge. As for the "good comments", sure they were the fellows from our Masonic Lodge.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Jane, desinstalled. Still have not received a key.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Kennett  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#51

I know filterforge is a great program (from folks I know that use it wonderfully). I've been aware of the program since it's beginning; just too cheap to buy it. lol

Hope my key comes soon. See other folks have been having issues, but I trust FF will send the key when it can. Looking forward to playing with it. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Woke and and low and behold, I received the license key. It is now installed. Have to admit I've not played with it yet other than open it up. Pretty happy about that. Thanks GAOTD and Filterforge for this gift. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Lyle, nice to hear that everything's fine at last. :) They say that in any odd situation go to sleep. So it worked perfectly now.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

i have downloaded and installed the program. Signed up twice for the key but it has not arrived. so if it doesn't arrive before the todays giveaway expires does that mean that program is not going to accept the registration key that arrives from you in hours - I have been waiting for over 6 hours and yes I checked the spam folder again and again.

I really wanted this program - it looks like a great addition to my collection of picture fixing programs.

kim s

Reply   |   Comment by kim smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

kim smith, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient.

If the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

To GOTD and Filter Forge - you have made for One. Happy. Hamster(girl) - thankyouthankyouthankyou for offering this awesome program on GOTD, it's made my day!
About ten years ago, I would download almost every day whatever was being offered on GOTD - I knew nothing about PC's back then, and checking out these different programs really contributed to my overall digital knowledge...however, these last few years, I hardly even check the feed...why? My interest is in graphics, either 2D or 3D - it's rare to see a program offered here that falls into that category. So you just imagine how it felt when I - for some unknown reason - decided to swing by, and found Filter Forge Pro - AAAAAAHHH!!!! I've been hearing about this program for YEARS, and have always wanted to try it out, but I don't install many trial softwares (I'm just weird that way, lol), nor do I have the $ to buy any right now. I must have been one of the first few people to dl'd this last night because my reg key came within 5 minutes, and installed on my Win7 machine with no problems - yet, lol. Been peeking thru their library, found some great filters, and plan on spending some time with a few tutorials. Filter Forge is a must-have for anyone even mildly interested in computer graphics/Photoshop - you guys are my heroes! Now, if you can convince the folks who make ZBrush to do a giveaway, then I could die happy ;)

Reply   |   Comment by hamstergirl4444  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

hamstergirl4444, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

For anyone looking for more filters to download -

1. Run Filter Forge.
2. Go to Main Menu > Tools > Options > Online tab.
3. Select the "Use the built-in library browser (obsolete)" option.

Then when you click on "Download More Filters" (on top right hand corner) on the Main Menu, it will take you to a new page with various filters. Select and click on the ones you want and it will add to Download button at the bottom. Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by CathL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

CathL, thank you for helping us with tech support!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#47

I, too, have been waiting several hours for the registration e-mail. Has anyone figured out what's going on?

Reply   |   Comment by Corky McGraw  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Corky McGraw, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient.

If the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

Great program!
I've put in feedback twice over the past several hours, not had it show up at all. Here it is again:
Expand the scope of the program so that it works as a plug in in more programs, such as Gimp, Zoner, etc. Enable import of native formats for the standalone program from Photoshop, Gimp, etc. Enable import of vector based images, such as SVG, which might require having the import routine ask what size image to create, thereby making a raster image.

Reply   |   Comment by JK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

JK, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#45

I looked at their site's gallery - seems to be nice software. Cannot stay up any longer waiting for the registration code, so I'm hoping when I receive it I can use it on the trial version.

Reply   |   Comment by Paulette  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Paulette, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient.

If the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Going on 5 hours waiting for the registration code. Looks like I'll time out before I get the code. Would have been a great program.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mark, has the key already arrived?

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

I am still waiting on the license it says will be sent shortly but that was over 2 hours ago and I filled out the registration like asked

Reply   |   Comment by Roberta  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Roberta , has the key already arrived?

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jane, yes I got it not long after I posted this sorry for the delay I was away from the internet

Reply   |   Comment by Roberta  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

What happens if our registration information doesn't come before the cut off time? Can we still register?

Reply   |   Comment by Zanne  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Zanne, if the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jane,

Thank you... my key came yesterday!

I'm happy.

Reply   |   Comment by Zanne  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#41

Going on five hours and still no registration code (Gmail). Any ideas how to speed up the process? Should I try again?

Reply   |   Comment by Lara  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Lara, please, do NOT try again if you're sure that spelled your email address right. We have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient.

If the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#40

Installed and registered after some wait for the registration code on Win 7.
Trying it out and loving it.

Reply   |   Comment by CathL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

CathL, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

Lots of filters seem available I can't seem to find them in today's download, cartoon filters look interesting but where are they?
Their website seems to show a lot of filters that I don't have an nor can I find how to download them.
For anyone in a similar situation this link to a YouTube video may be of some assistance:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ToH-xhp43Q
Not tested this idea but it looks usable, do hope it works, love these filters.

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Delighted to say that this method worked perfectly, that is using the obsolete selection. Was able to download cartoon filters etc.
A number of filters stated that I have to upgrade to download or use them but that still leaves lots of great ones.
So I must thank Charles Mitchell who created this video.
Icing on the cake to an excellent download.

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

Tried it, liked it, don't like the long wait to register but will wait as it is a pretty good program from my early testing.
Activation process could have been done in a read me like most others.
Other information requested was not really needed to try this program.

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

ilikefree, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

Every time I try to install the program, it does nothing. I get the successfully activated window then it opens this page in my browser. No program to install. Yes. I clicked on setup.exe. (this is not my first program here) I even tried installing it through software informer and still can't get it to work. Any ideas? I already have my regisitration code through email but no program installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Vella  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Vella, Guess I just have to miss out on this offer. Not very often I could actually use something that's offered here anymore. Whatever happened to the days where the only time I had an issue installing something from here is when they'd actually made a mistake? :(

Reply   |   Comment by Vella  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Vella, you can contact our support team for help.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, no idea if anyone saw that message I posted but yup that URL I posted was activatiable with the free pro license!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#36

I see many comments about not getting registration code e-mail just wanted to say be patient as it took , 3 hrs and 15 min. , to get mine, Outlook e-mail, once I did receive it, registration went smoothly, apparently they weren't prepared for all the requests. It looks like a great program. Thanks Filter Forge & GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by morich  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

morich, thank you for the feedback. Yes, you're right, our server was and is flooded with the GOTD requests. There are hundreds of keys waiting to be sent. And we will send all the requested keys even if it will take one more day! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

Have known how good this software is since I started as a beta tester for the original release (which I still use). Beta tested every version now and thanks to GOTD & Filter Forge I have a full version of 4 finally (Finances and the fact my filters have never been popular enough to win me a full version being the reason, not because I didn't love beta testing this fantastic piece of software)

Reply   |   Comment by Grange  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Grange, thank you for this feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

Downloaded and installed with no problems.
Completed the application form and clicked 'Send'.
That was over 2 hours ago and still no email with license key.

This is a major giveaway that would be very useful indeed to me, I'd hate to lose out if the email arrives after time is up, is there any way to speed things up - or do I re-send my details?

Reply   |   Comment by Leo Moore  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Leo Moore, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient.

If the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I waited a long time for the key, but it was worth the wait. The plug-in is great !! Awesome! Thank You GOTD and Thank You Filter Forge!! :-D

Reply   |   Comment by Daniela  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Daniela, thank you for the kind words!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

It looks like they are not on top of this for getting out registrations -- I see many people are still waiting, as am I. It looks like a great piece of software -- it would be a shame if we all didn't get the activation in time, to convert it from the trial version to the Giveaway Pro version.

If I don't get the activation in time, I'll just uninstall it -- I don't think I'm going to use the trial version.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I finally got my reg key about 3 hours later. All is good.

I think if you download and **install** FilterForge before the deadline (cuz that's when it does the checking with GOTD), you can run the trial version and input your key later (if its late), after the deadline and it will still work. I think.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Frank, yes, you're totally right.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#31

Still waiting for the code, what happens if I receive it after the GAOD period expires ?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

John, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient.

If the key arrives later than the GOTD promotion ends, you'll still have the key and the program. The problem is on our side so we should act like this. All the people who requested the keys during April 6 will have the program and the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

I filled out the form and wait for the key. I'm waiting, waiting ... three hours ... nothing and nothing. :-(((((

Reply   |   Comment by Daniela  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Daniela, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#29

I don't see the point of acquiring software as powerful as this with the proviso that I can't use it commercially. I wonder how many people agree with that, and whether anyone could actually check anyway. Can we get an official Filter Forge comment about commercial use please?

Thank you,
Barry

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Barry, I think this condition was added to the Readme file by mistake. Just like the one about not having free tech support. As our boss says, Filter Forge was created to use it mainly commercially.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#28

how to install this GCD software?? it`s not .exe

Reply   |   Comment by noni  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

noni, it is the GOTD wrapper. Just ignore it.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

I left a positive comment earlier, but had to stop back in to say WOW WOW WOW. This just gets better with each photo and new technique I throw at it. This is an AMAZING giveaway!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I'm SOLD.

Reply   |   Comment by GelatoJo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

The program installed in Window 10 perfectly. HOWEVER, after several hours, and several attempts with both Chrome and FireFox, to get a registration code to to avail, I removed this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ron Smith, FINALLY got the registration information. Haven't had time to look into it deeply, but at least it is installed and registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ron Smith, I'm glad that you finally got everything!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

THANK YOU GOTD for this great awesome plug-in! Although I check here almost daily, I rarely download. Today, I downloaded & installed seamlessly. There WAS a slight delay in receiving the registration code, but it did arrive just fine, and it completed the licensing without fail. I'd give the ease of install a 4.5 out of 5. Next, I fired it up as a stand-alone, then I brought up Photoshop, and used this as a plug-in. WOW! I've never actually used a plug-in in Photoshop before, (I use CS6). I brought up a portrait, created a copy of the layer, and headed straight to the FilterForge Plug-in. I am SO impressed! This is an absolute keeper. I think it is fantastic that the developer gets a chance to have a potential customer try a real version, without the 30-day window that I never seem to make. I just never give anything a fair try when I know it's got a window on it. This is so much fun - I finally see the beauty of Photoshop plugins. The results were impressive - I wish I could post before & after pics in this post to share. NICE Giveaway!!

Reply   |   Comment by GelatoJo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

GelatoJo, never used a PS plug-in try these they are now free https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/nikcollection/

Reply   |   Comment by buckoooo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

buckoooo, THANK YOU!! What a great day... :-)

Reply   |   Comment by GelatoJo`  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

On the page to activate filled out the form but did not receive anything on the mail box
Was shown to party "Filter Forge 4 Pro active - what next?" However, the program does not start, in CS6 in the "filters" Filter Forge4 listed but when you try to start the displayed "error, software error".where is free license code?

Reply   |   Comment by katharina  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

katharina, I think you need to contact our support team. They'll help you with installation. As for the license key, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Ok, now again I have to tone down my girly excitement. ^_^ I've been wanting this software for quite some time as I'm 3d graphics enthusiast and programs like this are quite useful. Normally, people in my field have the luxury of Photoshop but I stuck it out with GIMP. I'm not complaining, GIMP is not a bad thing, but It's nice to see quality, STAND ALONE generators like Filter Forge that can compliment open source software too - getting it for free is even better. Thank you for that. Like others, I too would like to see the library go offline but this might be an unreasonable request due to the ability to create, obtain and share filters on a seconds notice. The tutorials are decent but I say just jump on in there and give it a try. You'll learn what you need through trial and error. That's what we did.

Reply   |   Comment by Michelina  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Michelina, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

Downloaded and installed the program, no problems. But when it came to registering it, nothing! I filled out the form twice and still nothing. I also checked my spam folder, nothing. I suspect I will be deleting the program soon. Too bad it looked like a good program to have.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Giles  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Bruce Giles, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#21

A little help please, the installer isn't working, it says that it's activated and whenever I try to install Filter Forge it just redirects me to the folder with the GOTD installer.

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle Owen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Kyle Owen, please, contact our support team via contact form on the site. They will help you.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

The company can offer here whatever it wants. This has nothing to do with fairness.

Reply   |   Comment by Mudo J.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#19

I have Filter Forge 5 and, can say without a doubt that it is a great program. It has an easy to understand Interface and is easy to use. It can be used as a plugin for recent builds of PhotoShop, and Paint Shop Pro (to name a couple), or you can use it as a standalone application. The support is top notch, especially if you signup for their forum community, as many members are willing to provide tips, tricks, and tutorials.

If you are a graphic artist, this software is a must have!

L.Cleveland Major.

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

L. Cleveland Major, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

Hello..I can;t get https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/filter-forge-4015/#
to install on my win 10 'puter? I unzip d/l to folder click setup.exe get popup saying program registered but nothing installs on my computer?

P.S. got the key back from FF but no program to put it in?

Reply   |   Comment by David Richer  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

David Richer, if you cannot install Filter Forge, please welcome to our support team's page https://filterforge.com/contact/ Contact them and they will help you!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

Downloaded and installed without problem. Filled in the required information on the registration page and waited, and waited, and waited. No software registration number. I'm concerned about the private information that was required by the company in order to get a registration number. Deleted.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

George, we have hundreds of requests now. All of them are queued and are waiting to be automatically sent, but it can take some time. The key will find a way to you, please, be patient! Meanwhile you can check your Spam folder, the key can be there.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

I have to echo the positive comments of other users. I used the Filter Forge free filters for quite some time, and then had the opportunity to try FF 3. It may have been through GOTD - I don't remember, but I paid for an upgrade to FF 4, and recently paid for an upgrade to FF 5. If you do photo editing with anything other than a simple one-step optimizer, I suggest you grab this one. Even if you only use it occasionally, it comes at no cost for you today, and you may find it becoming one of your favorite tools. (I am not affiliated with the company.)

As for working with specific graphic editors, I don't recall having a problem getting it to work as a plugin with any of the mainstream ones. I definitely had it working with Photoshop, PSP, Photodirector, and Zoner, but I may have had to manipulate some links to get that to work with Zoner. I just don't remember. It's been awhile, but it definitely is doable, at least with Win7 Ultimate.

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Sparky, thank you for the feedback! ))

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

Thank you, Jane! And also to other folks from Filter Forge who have been helping out today.

This is an absolutely fantastic addition to anyone's graphic toolkit.

I have been working with it since version 2.

(For folks who worry about the price, FF is always running promotions with great discounts for the most current version. (A NEW copy of V5 is currently on sale for $79 which is 80% off the list price for the Professional version. Upgrades are even cheaper.) And how often does a vendor tell you the giveaway license is good for future re-installs, once you register, if needed?

The program itself can be used on a very basic level, or it can take you into great depth.

The library of filters is constantly growing. You can purchase a full copy of the entire library if you desire, or you can simply search for and download what you actually need at anytime for free.

Each filter, depending on the kind of filter it is, has numerous adjustments that can be made.

One caveat.... you need to pay attention to the fact that not all filters made using FF 5 can be used in FF 4. There are new features in V5 that require elements of V5 for the filter to work correctly. That said, however, there are currently a total of 11599 filters in the library - many of which will work fine with V4.

If the info they request is too much for you, by all means pass this one by, but I would highly recommend - if the manipulation of Graphics is a major part of your creative life - picking up this giveaway copy of V4 Professional.

(Shoot, even if manipulation of Graphic elements is simply a fun hobby, get this one.)

Thanks to GOTD and Filter Forge for an excellent giveaway today!

Reply   |   Comment by Louis Hazard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Louis Hazard, thank you for the detailed and useful feedback! I think you clarifyed many important things for the GOTD users.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

waiting for email reg right now.
Im not comfortable with all these mandatory questions
so I guess I will use any street
* First Name
* Last Name
* Email
Company
* Street Address
* City
State/Province
* ZIP/Postal Code
* Country
Phone

Reply   |   Comment by kis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

I have FF 5 and use it quite often, I find it to be incredibly useful and powerful. This app gives you access to the creative juices of thousands of very talented users. If you are at all interested in graphics and photo manipulation you need to be part of this unique creation.

Reply   |   Comment by Don McLean  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Don McLean, thank you for the feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

The more I explore it I find that this Filter Forge is by far one of the best image processing gem in a long time, but boy what a learning curve does it have....

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

adif, the beauty of FF is that the learning curve never stops. Because it's so modular you keep learning new tricks and thinking "Crap, why didn't I think of that before?"

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

adif, you can start exploring Filter Forge from our Tutorials page https://www.filterforge.com/more/tutorials/ or you're welcome in our Forums https://www.filterforge.com/forum/

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#11

Most are not filters, but image generators.
Also, their Frame generator will square out any image imported :(

Reply   |   Comment by Am* R***  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Am* R***, now I really do not know how to answer. Really, it is not true.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Am* R***, some of the filters do generate images, this is true, but with lots of customisation. These are the textures and are immensely useful. If the frames obliterate your image, then you might need to check a box for transparency or something like that. The frame filters are just that. Frames. They don't blank out any images.
I have been a Filter Forge user for about four years now, I use it on an almost daily basis, I am not affiliated with GotD or Filter Forge, but I will stand with them on this. Filter Forge is probably THE most useful tool for Photoshop, and can be used as a standalone program to generate textures.

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Am* R***, I checked. My images stay rectangular. But I saw in the library some frames (for instance a clock shaped one) where it was explicitely said that they would fit only square images. Maybe you tried one of those.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

ouialaraison, Thanks, I'll try to find ones that don't crop my images :)

Reply   |   Comment by Am* R***  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

Some interesting filters, sepia always a difficult one is with some tweaking the best I have seen, sadly it is not possible to get the beautiful depth of the darker areas of the real thing, but still this one is acceptable.
Old Photo was another nice filter and the plug-ins worked well with an old version of Photoshop.
The plug-ins are unusual in that they take you out of Photoshop and into today's download, when you click apply you go back into Photoshop.
Attempted to use it in Zoner 17; it appeared as a plug-in, but failed to work.

An interesting and useful set of filters that should be welcome in your image toolbox, if you can afford it.

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Salvia, please note that you can always run Filter Forge as a standalone application. Zoner 17 is not an officially supported host. Still you can try to install Filter Forge into it. But in this case you will be running Filter Forge at your own risk and we cannot guarantee Filter Forge will operate correctly.

As for the filters you have mentioned, note that every filter has a Settings tab, where you can personalize it in many ways.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Jane,
Thank you so much for your comment: yes found the setting are most useful.
I mentioned the Zoner 17 as it was given away recently on this site, the NiK worked as plug-ins very well and I was hoping this programs would do also.
After pointing to them in effects, settings they appeared as plug-ins but would not run.
Photoshop is very expensive for an amateur and if your program have worked with the cheaper program it would have been very helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jane,
When I click on download more filters it takes me to your site but I don't see any means to download the filters.

For instance I look for old worn metal plate in my download but I could not find it; roughly how many filters do we receive in today's download, can we download more for free or do we need to pay for them.

Just like to thank you for all the comments you have replied to and the help you have given.

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Salvia,

Open Filter Forge on top where the tabs are click on "Tools-Options" then go to the online tab choose the built in library click OK then click the Download more filters.

Go to a category do CTRL-A then Add to downloads. Then go to the Download (should have a number of the amount of filters you've selected) click the download button bottom right wait a few minutes and you'll have all of thoses that are available for version 4. Some you can't get as it's for version 5.

Repeat the same for all of them you should end up with quite a collection.

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Salvia, Shawn was right but you can also use the online library here https://filterforge.com/filters/

You can see the search line on this page, so use it to search for "metal plate". You'll have these results: https://filterforge.com/filters/search.html?q=metal+plate&h=r

Then you choose the filter you think you need, e.g. this one https://filterforge.com/filters/4791.html and click on the Open this filter in Filter Forge blue button (on the right side of the page.)

Voila! You have downloaded a filter!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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