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Filter Forge 9.0 (Win&Mac) Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Filter Forge 9.0 (Win&Mac)

Mighty graphic software with thousands of photo effects and seamless textures.
$139 EXPIRED
User rating: 48 75 comments

Filter Forge 9.0 (Win&Mac) was available as a giveaway on October 10, 2023!

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Filter Forge is a mighty graphics software with thousands of photo effects and seamless textures, and an editor to create your own filters. Filters include procedural textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames, and more.

The key features of Filter Forge include the filter editor and a free online library of user-created filters. You can access the library directly from the user interface of Filter Forge. Currently the library contains more than 13,800 filters.

All filters are adjustable, resolution-independent, support real-world HDRI lighting, and most of them can be seamlessly tiled. Also, filters can automatically generate diffuse, specular, bump, and normal maps, which makes Filter Forge an essential tool for artists creating 3D models and environments, architectural visualization and high-end game content. All filters are built in the filter editor – a visual node-based environment allowing users to connect familiar operations, such as blurs, gradients, color adjustments, distortions, or blending, into a network to combine their effects.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10 (x64); Core 2 Duo or better CPU; 4 GB RAM; 1 GB free disk space; Screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher; Mac OS X 10.12 – Mac OS X 11.0; Multi-core Intel CPU; 4 GB RAM; 1 GB free disk space; Screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher

Publisher:

Filter Forge, Inc.

Homepage:

https://filterforge.com/features/

File Size:

171 MB

Licence details:

Permanent

Price:

$139

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#6

Dear GOTD users,
the developer has ensured us that ALL the users who requested the codes
and were informed that their submission was accepted WILL get their codes!
The codes will work after the promo end and you'll register the program successfully.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

GOTD team says:<>

Well,
Everyday i'm checking my mail box (incoming and spam folder). Today is november the 1st, and there isn't the mail with the code license yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Kay  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kay,
please contact the developer directly.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

I got my key and it registered, thank you so much!! The software is awesome! Astounding number of filters on the web! Seems to be a bit complicated to learn to make my own filters though. :D

Reply   |   Comment by roofoo  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Thank you very much!

Reply   |   Comment by Zsuzsa  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

One day later, still no license key... :-/

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Two messages, bad and good.
The bad one: really LONG waiting time for the license key.
The good one: you can register with it AFTER the GOTD time window.
And a premium good message: this sw looks really fine!

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Dear GOTD team, key still has not arrived. would you please pass my email to them?
Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Gal Or  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gal Or,
the developer has ensured us that ALL the users who requested the codes
and were informed that their submission was accepted WILL get their codes!
The codes will work after the promo end and you'll register the program successfully.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Would you believe that after 28 hours (yes, that long!) i finally got my license code!
I surely hope it's worth the wait, but I've read many place that it is quite a powerful tool!

Morale of the story: Never despair!

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie K  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#42

Still no license Key.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

This is what I did. Waiting and watching out for the key. I might be able to finally let go of Picasa.

Keep calm and wait for the key. As soon as you download the trial version of Filter Forge 9.0 Professional and request a key, please use the fully functional 30-day trial version and wait for the key to reach your inbox (or spambox). Once you receive the key, open your trial version of Filter Forge 9.0 Professional, select Help > Enter License Key from the main menu and fill in your key. Your Filter Forge is now registered and yours forever.

Reply   |   Comment by nesapat  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

nesapat, That's all good only "if" you receive the key! I have been using two different addresses, on two different occasions, and requested the key. Both times, I got the message that it was approved and I should get the key "soon". That was 24 hours ago!

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie K  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jackie K, I received key yesterday. It was in my spam folder. I hope you received yours as well. Check spam.

Reply   |   Comment by nesapat  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Next day after installing Filter Forge 9.0 still nó license Key in my Mail-inbox!

Reply   |   Comment by Tom Kok  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

I received the license code! Thank you very much!

Reply   |   Comment by Kate  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

Yesterday, according to the instructions, I completed the form on the given page, but I haven't received the license key to this day. There is nothing in the spam folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Dropsek  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

Never received the e-mail with the code!
I asked for it six hours ago...
It was a keeper, but the tme is over :-(

Reply   |   Comment by henry  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I received the license key few hours after the godt deadline, but the registration was succesful. So everything is ok, although a bit stressfull ;-)
Thanks, +++!
(Btw, the sw looks fine...)

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

No key in email after 4-5 hours.
Giveaway should be extended.

Reply   |   Comment by nektarsoft  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

I got the download at 8:20 PM EDT and the email with the link - it is now 3:04 AM EDT and still have not gotten the license key yet. The box on the site page says I have 54 mins left. Will I still be able to get the software to work if the codes do not come in time? Or if I go back to sleep (I do have to work in the morning) and not see the keys?

Reply   |   Comment by jeff  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#34

Unfortunately, despite the positive registration yesterday, so far I have not received the activation key.

Reply   |   Comment by Dropsek  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#33

No key here, either. Now 11:20. Looks like I won't get it before the time allowed to register it runs out.

Reply   |   Comment by K H  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

I am starting to get concerned with getting a code. Being in Australia with the time difference. I also realise there is a large demand and a wait.

I am wondering if time runs out the code when / if it arrives will still be valid.

Reply   |   Comment by Maja  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

3 hours to go with a white-listed email address and still no code. Perhaps the developers in conjunction with GOTD could consider extending this offer beyond the full time bell. Alternatively, why not publish a universal serial number here that everyone can use?

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#30

I've been waiting since 10pm-ish for my key. It's now 5:38 the next morning. Still nothing.
Three hours left on the offer. Not going to hold my breath on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Lindsey  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#29

Not sure what I did wrong but didn't get a code today. Could use some help. Quite excited to try this program out

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Turner  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Waiting on the code. If it arrives after the clock runs out, will it still register?

Reply   |   Comment by roofoo  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

I realize that there can be technical delays, but waiting 12 hours for a key is frustrating. I suspect that by the time it arrives, I will have already gone to bed. It's a shame. I was very interested in today's giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

I've been waiting for over six hours for my code. The deal closes in about 3 hours.
Hope it arrives eventually

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

I did not notice this giveaway until there were only 8 hours left. I've downloaded, filled in the form, and installed - but (quite reasonably) the license key has not arrived yet. Will I get a code that works tomorrow (it is 01:15 here now) or will I have to stay away until I get a key?

Reply   |   Comment by CliveBowerman  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

Been waiting all day for my licence key. Started at 6:30 am and now it is 4:48 pm still don't have it and yes I checked my spam too

Reply   |   Comment by Ronald  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

Also waiting patiently for my key.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

I hope I still get the activation code? Would be nice !Waiting now for 4 hours!

Reply   |   Comment by U. Plank  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

7 hours later and still no key, I even sent an email to support and nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by char  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

Have now been waiting for my code for about 8 hours, my brother has been waiting for his for about 6 hours. Starting to get concerned we won't receive them before the offer expires, what happens if we haven't got them in time? Checking in spam, nothing there, and would like confirmation they're still being sent out.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

I requested the code many hours ago, but have yet to receive it.

(They rejected my main email address, so I supplied a gmail address, which was accepted.)

Reply   |   Comment by r s  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

Downloaded at 8am EST. No key as of 2pm EST (yes, I checked junk folder).

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

Almost 4 hours later, and I still haven't received the code via email.
Any ideas why it's taking so long?

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie K  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I'm still waiting... 8 hours later!
I don't mind the wait, I just want to make sure I don't go over the Giveaway period, which is usually one day!
I will need to shut down my computer in about half and hour, so if I don't receive the code by then, I guess I'll loose that Giveaway! :(

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie K  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It's now close to 24 hours, and still didn't receive the code.
I also sent it out using a second email address... still the same thing!
No code!

Anyone can help me here?

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie Kerr  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

The developer wrote: "The key features of Filter Forge include the filter editor and a free online library of user-created filters. You can access the library directly from the user interface of Filter Forge. Currently the library contains more than 13,800 filters."
I want to make sure if the above statement means that while using the Filter Forge I need to be connected to the net whether I want to use filters offered by the programme or work offline? And what other features are offered by FF only in the on-line mode?

Reply   |   Comment by Marek  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Marek, you do need to be online to download filters, but once downloaded they work offline just fine.

This is one of the best programs I ever got from here and wound up buying the full license with lifetime upgrades!

If you are an Artist, or do Graphics work of any kind, you cannot go wrong putting this in your toolbox - especially for free!

Only drawback is that they are up to version 12 now, but this one still works perfectly (it is limited to the filters compatible with this version though - meaning filters for version 9 and below) (newer filters wont even load, but that is normal for many Art programs as new releases come out).

Have fun!

Reply   |   Comment by David Jaynes  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Marek, in case it helps, I believe you download filters you like from the library, and those you download are then available for offline use. Not unreasonably, you won't be able to browse or download filters when offline.

Reply   |   Comment by CliveBowerman  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

It did take some time... just like before (applied just before 10am) and with some patience (received 12:23pm) and finally receive my registration.

I am again very thankful to Filter Forge OÜ and The GOTD Team for today's wonderful giveaway.

I have been using Filter Forge 7 Professional since it was offered on GOTD back in 2021. So a new version is a welcomed offering.

Thank you again The GOTD Team and Filter Forge OÜ.

Reply   |   Comment by J Smith  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Been waiting a few hours for the code to arrive but they're apparently suffering high demand, unsurprisingly, so in the meantime I checked out the trial.

Some of the presets are really nice, especially the more organic ones, and for anybody who uses 3D software such as Blender this is ideal for creating textures. Not only can it produce seamless textures but will also export normal, diffuse, and bump maps (this won't mean much to those not familiar with such software), Definitely one to grab if you're a 3D hobbyist as I am.

Definitely a keeper, now I just need the code to arrive!

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

GOTD keeps saying that it has sent me a link to download this program, BUT after several attempts, its nowhere to be seen in my emails...
Quite frustrating
Regards
Basil

Reply   |   Comment by Basil  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Basil,
Your email was added by you to the block list. Please note that our download letter includes two links - one to download the program and another to unsubscribe from our emails in case you received it accidentally.

Looks like you clicked the wrong one some time before.
Now your email is restored and you should have no problems with getting the download.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

I'm curious as to the popup that shows on the screen following us entering the license code that asks us to upgrade to ver 10.0 where we get access to 13,300 filters from your library. I am curious because the description to this program above offers us access to the 13,800 filters, but it would seem we don't get that without upgrading to the new version. Am I correct in that understanding?

Reply   |   Comment by Jennifer  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Jennifer, no, no upgrade is necessary.

Reply   |   Comment by Hott  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hott, would it be true to say that some of the filters use features from versions 10, 11, 12 (or even 13?) so will not work in version 9?

Reply   |   Comment by CliveBowerman  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Install seemed to go OK. Still waiting for the key to be emailed. According to the install it installed a photo.net plugin but not one for Photoshop Elements 2023.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

rww, FilterForge 9 is from 2020. I'm guessing PhotoShop Elements 2023 was not available to them at that time.

Reply   |   Comment by CliveBowerman  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I've been using Filter Forge for years and it is my one of my top 5 go to plugin programs I use with Paintshop Pro. It is amazing all the choices of plugins that are available. I can not say enough great things about it. It is wonderful for creating unique and wonderful effects on our photos/graphics. 5 stars!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Doyle A.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#9

After install on Windows, how come the icon doesn't appear on my desktop? I wanted the standalone app. I don't use photoshop. How do I open this program to edit photos? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Edward  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry Edward,
Did you look in the"All apps" list. Not all programs install a link on the desktop.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

rww, I just looked now and it was there in the all apps start page. Thank you again for your help.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Edward  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

rww, I believe it is actually bad form to install a link on the desktop without asking the end user. Desktops can end up looking like the contents of a Trash can!

Reply   |   Comment by CliveBowerman  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

D/Sir, Please send my key ...

Reply   |   Comment by pakrashi  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

pakrashi,
please check readme file for the instructions.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#7

How long before the licence key arrives,? I have been waiting over half an hour.

Reply   |   Comment by Ronald.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Waiting patiently for my key.

Reply   |   Comment by david hughes  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#4

I paid for a subscription to this, but I found it useless for doing print book covers since I need 300dpi for that. Waste of time and money. Might be worth it if you're a hobbyist, but beyond that...

Reply   |   Comment by Pete  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Have just downloaded and installed. Seems to need a licence key.

Reply   |   Comment by Mervyn Doobov  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mervyn Doobov,
please check readme file for the instructions.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Helen, Do you have a feel for how long it should take to get a key? I have been waiting about 10 hours now, and no sign yet.

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

I have filled out the form but no license key is coming ... (Have checked the spam folder too.) Have been waiting for an hour.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Got it after about 2 h.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

I entered my details several hours ago and heard nothing. I've just entered my details again

Reply   |   Comment by Joel Malach  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

It appears (from the software website) that the latest version is 12 which includes filters for videos. Version 9 (GOTD version) is only for stills. I would've snapped it up if GOTD had offered version 12.

Reply   |   Comment by shegeek72  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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