It’s another day…

Yes, that’s right I am here to explain the whole Redfield Fractalius Filter plug-in frustration. Ever since I had seen some of these images I had been drawn to them. It’s like HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. I just think they are fantastic if done well.

So all the photographers that have submitted these fractalius picture I have contacted asking what this program was or how did they do that. One photag finally responded that it was a Photoshop plug-in.

Now my search is on for this funky plug-in. He didn’t say who it was made by nor did he say what it was. It was by chance that I saw an image on flickr that I was steered into the right discussion that told me the name “Fractalius”. Better yet they told me who made it and the web site Redfield Plug-ins at

The filter plug-in was going to cast me $39.90 for the latest version. I had my credit card out and I was ready to purchase… and then the world was ripped from below my feet. My hopes and dreams all feel apart.

I looked for the MAC versioin download. I couldn’t find it. I saw the Windows user download, but nothing for MAC. So it browsed the FAQ. Right there in black and white was my answer.
Have you any plans to release Redfield Plug-ins for Mac OS?

Sorry, we regret that we do not have any plans to port our plug-ins to the Mac OS.

What the %#@$… Riken, Raken, Friken, Fraken… Sis boom bah! Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny Rah! Rah! Rah!.

What a shame. Magellan and I over a year ago had been yanked over to the MAC family. We decided to go MAC because we got tired of all the deadly viruses, pop up’s and phising without a permit.

I have on PC with Windows XP on it, but it only has Photoshop CS. I could see spending the $40 clams on the MAC, not on an outdated XP with old CS.

What a bummer. Why can’t everyone just get along in the software world. I just don’t understand.

I have posted an UPDATE/FOLLOW UP to this post you can find it here: Fractalius for Mac Apr. 1 2009

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2 thoughts on “Fractalius

  1. Shit:PI thought you had the solution for this problem.I tried to make the plugin compatible with mac but I can’t get it to work :(Maybe there is an alternative?

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