Missing Plug-Ins in Photoshop CS5

Is Photoshop CS5 driving you nuts with missing or broken system plug-ins. Here's straight answers of what Adobe took away.

Plug-ins available via web download
Some plug-ins that were available for previous versions of Photoshop are no longer available for CS5. Others are available as a web download.
• For Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4687
• For Windows: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4688

Plug-ins supported in 32- and 64-bit Windows, and only 32-bit Mac OS:

  • Lighting Effects
  • Extract (Use Refine Mask under the Selection menu)
  • Variations
  • Web Contact Sheet II (Web Photo Gallery)
  • Layer Comps to WPG
  • PatternMaker
  • PhotoMergerUI
  • Picture Package
  • Embed / Read Digimarc Watermark
  • Firewire
  • Firewire DLL

Plug-ins no longer supported in Photoshop CS5:

  • Filmstrip format. Previous versions will not work in Photoshop CS5
  • Texture Fill

Plug-ins supported only in 32-bit Windows and Mac OS:

  • Send Video Preview to Device
  • Video Preview

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