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Old Jul 13, 2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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Ok, for those who would like to use virtual photographer in Windows 7, and found it would not work; 'I got a solution'!.

VirtualPhotographer is a pretty nifty little Photo Shop plugin, with a lot of good effects. But when I upgraded to Windows 7, and Elements 9.0, I could not get it to work.

Either the installer for VirtualPhotographer or Windows, does not put the files in the right folder. Therefore it does not show up, or work. That does not mean! it is not compatible with Windows 7, CS5, or Elements 9. "SO"

Ok, make a new folder and name it "VirtualPhotographer", direct the VirtualPhotographer exe to install the files in this folder, not in Photo Shop. Open the Adobe Photo Shop files in C drive "programs x86", go to the "plugins folder" in Photo Shop, and copy the new VirtualPhotographer folder there.
Open Photo Shop so it can search for new plugins, and behold VirtualPhotographer is there, just where it should be. Nuf said.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 5:50 PM   #2
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I didn't have any problems at all on my Win7 laptop, with Photoimpact and Irfanview. It installed to the correct folders and worked from the get go.

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Old Jul 14, 2011, 7:38 PM   #3
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Some people don't seem to have any trouble with installing VirtualPhotographer either, but some do for some reason. I was one of those who did, so I went to work to find a solution.
VirtualPhotographer is a plugin not a stand-alone program, and it requires to be installed in the correct Photoshop folder to work. For some reason it seems certain systems must respond differently, and those have trouble installing it correctly.
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My computer died, a while back, and I had to reformat... Lost everything... When I re-installed VirtualPhotographer, it didn't work. It took some playing around (similar to what you did) and I got it to work, just fine. I'm using XP. I wonder if there's something different about the installation program...

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That's strange I never had a problem with XP, just when I went to Win 7. I like the "Sixties Magazine" effect, in the latest version of VP.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 3:38 PM   #6
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Default Virtual Photographer Plug-In on PhotoShop

Steve,

Here is my problem (which you've already encountered). I purchased a new laptop which is running Windows 7 Home Premium and has PhotoShop CS5 installed. I have been unsuccessful at installing the Virtual Photographer plug-in for PhotoShop.

I have tried the following:
  • Install directly to Plug-Ins folder under PhotoShop CS5
  • Install to VirtualPhotographyer folder and copy to the following locations:
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\VirtualPhotographer
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adboe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Filters\VirtualPhotographer
Any further suggestions?

Thanks for your help...
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In my case, I have the VP plugin installed to Program Files (x86)\Irfanfiew\Plugins\Virtual Photographer. I directed Photoimpact to look there for additional plugins. Don't know if you can do that with CS5. I do think that the VP plugin is 32bit, and probably won't run in a 64bit program mode. brian
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Is there any way to use this plugin in CS6, Windows 7? The apparent place to install this appears as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Panels
(because the only submenu under panels for CS6 is panels) but this doesn't work.
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I don't think Virtual Photographer is a 64bit program. If you have something listed for plugins under your (x86) files, it would likely work there.
You could also try it in the plug-ins folder (not using a submenu)

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Late Reply:

#1 - If you install PSE as a 64 bit program, Virtual Photographer will not work in a 64 bit environment.

#2 - Another alternative to try is to install the VP folder directly to the plugins folder, not to the plugins/filters folder.
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