I've installed CS5, and, although the Lighting effects filter seems to be in the plug in folders, it doesn't show up in the menus. I've removed PS and reinstalled, but still no go.
I have this: "/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Plug-ins/Filters/Lighting Effects.plugin" and a Lighting Styles folder in the same path.
PS 12.0 x64,
Mac OS 10.6.3
MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo
Any ideas what to do?
"Lighting Effects" is a tool I have come to rely on periodically in PS.
And I am appalled that Adobe is hiding behind this obviously bogus rationale, which conveniently limits their responsibility to deliver a fully functioning product.
Perhaps if the Windows version of CS5 had also shipped without the feature, that might have opened the argument that Lighting Effects was outmoded. But alas, that is not the case.
No, Adobe chose to withhold this feature in the Mac version to hit a self-imposed deadline / budget. And rather than integritously complete the job at some expense to the company and issue it as a delinquent - free - update, they are feigning a rather weak "hands-tied" rationale.
"We can't add functionality after we ship without charging more for it (at least not without changing half our corporate accounting and scaring investors, or running afoul of accounting standards, auditors, regulators, etc.). "
With all due respect Chris - Adobe already charged for it. You charged all these Mac users the same price as the Windows users who have this functionality - so either way you slice it, you unfairly charged the Mac users for functionality that you chose not to deliver.
No challenge Adobe may have faced behind the scenes - either internal accounting effort, or technical rigor - can rationalize this fact away. Adobe's budget and / or timeframe were not adequate to complete the product, and the company chose profit of X over X minus the work to do the job right.
So the customers have every reason to expect Adobe to cough up an update - free of additional charges.
Its ridiculous to pay what we pay for this software and you just "take out" something that obviously a lot of people use!! There is NO EXCUSE for it.
You can still use Lighting Effects if you run Photoshop in 32bit mode.
Lighting Effects is an aging plug-in that did not make the transition to 64bit. We plan to replace it with newer, better technology in the future - similar to how we stopped development on the Extract filter in Photoshop CS4 in order to focus on replacing it with the newer, non-destructive Refine Edge technology in Photoshop CS5.
It was one of those tough decisions. Not ideal for everyone in the short term, but I'm hopeful that people will see greater benefit in the long-run.
While I'm commenting, one other workaround I've heard people use is to keep CS4 around and launch it side by side (at least on the mac) so they don't need to tinker with the 32bit mode switch and keep CS5 running.
Actually, no I can't. It worked before, but it is still checked to open in 32 bit and L.Effects is grayed out. So... I have no clue why it won't do it now. You?
And I tried it in my version of CS4 too and same thing. No option to open in 32 bit - and no Lighting effects.
Which surprised me.
any chance your image is in CMYK color mode?
Jeff, you totally rock, I'm so embarassed. I thought to check that and just went to my color and it was in RGB, but the file IS in CMYK. I was on the right track but didn't check correctly - and you just made me check it again -- thank you so much! I couldn't imagine why it worked before and not now. THANK YOU.
I also don't have Artistic, Brush Strokes, Texture, Sketch, Video, Lens Correction, Filter Gallery or Vanishing Point... all greyed out.... I guess I should be happy I have gaussian blur because I'm gonna need to use it to do all these things, I guess. lol. (not really funny)
Probably because I AM opening in 32 bit.