How to install Photoshop Plugins from Zip files

Some Photoshop Plugins come as Zip files, instead of having an installer program. To install them, you'll need to copy the plugin files into your Plugins folder manually.

Some very old plugins (ie "Filter Factory" plugins, such as the Filter Factory Galleries) may require some extra files to be installed before they will work on your computer. You might get an error message like this one:

Unable to load the request plug-in filter.  The plug-in may
        not be installed properly or may be missing files.

If so, try downloading and unzipping these files into the same folder as your 8BF plugin files:

See Also:

Why is the Photoshop Plug-in greyed out? Why can't I click on it?
How to use Photoshop Plugins in multiple programs at once.



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