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Technical overview

Topic Details
Filters included
  • Auto Contrast
  • Bright to Opaque
  • Bright to Opaque White
  • Brightness/Contrast
  • Custom
  • Dark to Opaque
  • Dark to Opaque Black
  • Fill
  • Fill Opaque
  • Fill Transparent
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Invert
  • Limit
  • Noise
  • Posterize
  • Unsharp Mask
Supported Image modes
  • Supports both 8-bit and 16-bit color depth.
  • Supports RGB, CMYK, grayscale, duotone and L*A*B color modes.
  • Supports selection masks.
  • Supports image resolution of over 32.000 x 32.000..
Scripting support
  • Smart Objects - Use AlphaToys™ and ordinary Photoshop™ filters together and change filter settings at any time.
  • Actions - Record AlphaToys filters in actions or macro's.
  • Batch processing - Apply AlphaToys filters automatically to multiple images; ideal for processing large numbers of movie stills.
  • Scripting - Programmatically call the AlphaToys filters in your own scripts (depends on graphics application).
Quality & performance
  • Native support for CMYK and L*A*B color modes; no internal conversions.
  • Native support for 16-bit color depth.
  • Multithreading support for any number of processors and cores (for Gaussian Blur, Unsharp Mask and Custom filters).
User interface
  • User interfaces use standard controls. No frills, no gimmicks.
  • No user interface for filters without settings (about half of them).
  • Integrates with the standard user interface conventions of graphics applications.
  • All controls easily accessible from a single window.
  • Resizable to full screen for bigger preview. Size remembered between sessions for each individual filter.
  • Zoom into and out of the image.
  • Accurate and reliable preview at any zoom level.
  • Remembers window size and position.
  • Complete  help system using Windows™-standard HTML Help format, accessible from within the plug-ins or a special "Help" filter..
  • Automatic tooltips for most controls, so you get all the information you need instantly.
  • Context sensitive help browses to the right information automatically; no need to search through the manual yourself.

System requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 95 or above (including all versions of NT, 2000+, XP, Vista™, 7, 8 and 10).
  • Processor: Intel, AMD of VIA x86 compatible, 80486 or newer.
  • Memory: 128MB or more. Recommended at least 1GB.
  • Harddisk: 20MB of free disk space or more. Additional disk space required if installed for multiple graphics applications.
  • Screen color-depth: 24 bit  or better.
  • Screen resolution: 1024 × 768 or higher.

Our plug-ins work with all major graphics applications for Windows.

  • Adobe™ Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, ImageReady, Illustrator™, PhotoDeLuxe and After Effects™.
  • Corel™ Paint Shop Pro™ (formerly by JASC™), Painter™ (formerly by MetaCreations), PhotoPaint and Bryce.
  • Macromedia Freehand and Fireworks™
  • ACD Systems Canvas™ (formerly by Deneba™) and Photo Editor
  • ULead PhotoImpact™ and GIF Animator
  • Serif PhotoPlus
  • Xara
  • Satori PhotoXL
  • Right Hemisphere Deep Paint
  • Equilibrium DeBabelizer Pro
  • ...and many others. Click here for a full list of compatible graphics applications.