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8bf filter host for .NET


This library allows applications built with .NET 2.0 and later to run 3rd party Adobe® Photoshop® compatible filters.

Either 32-bit or 64-bit filters will be used depending on the processor architecture of the host process.

For 32-bit hosts the C# compiler enables Data Execution Prevention for the process, as many filters are not compatible with it you should use editbin or a similar tool to clear the IMAGE_DLLCHARACTERISTICS_NX_COMPAT flag

(see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ed_maurer/archive/2007/12/14/nxcompat-and-the-c-compiler.aspx for more details).

When using .NET 3.0 and later 8-bit and 16-bit Grayscale and RGB(A) images can be processed using WIC.

The .NET 2.0 version uses GDIPlus which does not support 16-bit data and processes images as 32-bit ARGB.

An example project demonstrating how the use the library is available as part of the source code on the project downloads page.

To install 8bf filter host for .NET, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

Install-Package PSFilterHost -Version 1.4.0

Release Notes

Added a HostColorManagement class to allow the host application to specify the ICC color profiles used to provide color correction when displaying the filter preview.



Nicholas Hayes


Copyright © 2012-2015 Nicholas Hayes



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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
8bf filter host... 1.4.0 (this version) 228 Sunday, December 27, 2015
8bf filter host... 1.3.0 134 Monday, October 19, 2015
8bf filter host... 1.2.0 207 Monday, April 13, 2015
8bf filter host... 159 Wednesday, December 3, 2014
8bf filter host... 507 Saturday, November 8, 2014
8bf filter host... 139 Saturday, August 30, 2014
8bf filter host... 129 Monday, August 11, 2014
8bf filter host... 177 Thursday, April 24, 2014
8bf filter host... 181 Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8bf filter host... 1.1.0 230 Monday, December 30, 2013
8bf filter host... 211 Wednesday, August 28, 2013
8bf filter host... 183 Wednesday, August 14, 2013
8bf filter host... 182 Wednesday, July 31, 2013