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Need to export as DDS on mac - can't install plugin

New Here ,
Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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I've been driving myself crazy trying to figure out how to export a file as a DDS on my Mac. 

 

I'm trying to install this (http://fnordware.blogspot.com/2014/09/dds-plug-in-for-after-effects-and.html) which is the only response in the other forum thread about this topic.

 

I copy the plugin to applications>adobe photoshop 2020>plug ins>generator. There's no indication from photoshop that I've installed anything at all. The instructions from the plugin are like a sentence long and not helpful at all. Are there any other steps I need to follow to install a 3rd party plugin for photoshop? 

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Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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Have you tried opening a DDS file in Photoshop? Or Saving a DDS file?

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Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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Hi, I have. When I followed Jeff's advice below, I had to okay this software in security/privacy, so at least Photoshop was recognizing it. But when I okayed it and then tried to open the file again, here's what it said: Screen Shot 2020-07-29 at 11.44.20 PM.png

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Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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What version of macOS are you using?

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Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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Just put the DDS.plugin in Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2020/Plug-ins

 

Not in the Generator folder

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Hi Jeff, I did do this and Photoshop was finally recognizing the program! But it's still not working - I posted the error message in a comment above

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Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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What version of macOS are you using?

 

You can find this out by clicking on your desktop, going to the Apple menu and clicking About This Mac

 

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So sorry, missed this the first time! Version 10.15.5

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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I actually have exactly the same problem and same error after unquarantining the plugin as reagankoble, my version of macOS is 11.2.3. It would be really helpful if someone can find a way around this problem, it is very frustrating since it seems to be the only DDS plugin available for macOS. 

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Jul 30, 2020 Jul 30, 2020

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Have you talked to the developer to find out why its broken?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 30, 2020 Jul 30, 2020

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Most likely the DDS.plugin needs to be unquarantined by following the directions here by Dirk_Becker

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/plugin-error-with-mac-os-catalina/m-p/10660103?page=1

 

Adobe kb about various catalina issues

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macos-catalina.html

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