The SF plug-in does not show up in the Import folder

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The SF plug-in does not show up in the Import folder

Postby illostraight » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:22 pm

Can anyone help me with this?

For some unknown reason, the SF plug-in is not showing up in
my Photoshop CS2 import>plug-in folder. I did yesterday,
but I can't get it to today. First time this happened.

I've reinstalled, rebooted and no luck.

ScanWizard is there, but not SilverFast.
I desperately need this up and running.

I'm on a G4 running OS 10.3.8. Microtek ScanMaker i700.

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Postby LSI_Noack » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:40 am

Dear illostraight

no cross- and double-posting, please :)

I suggest you want to download and install the latest update release of your version of SilverFast from our website. You might experience that this already does solve your problem.

If not, you need to do manually what SilverFast should have done itself automatically during the installation procedure:
Please create a shortcut to the SilverFast Photoshop plugin and put this in your Photoshop's Import-Export folder yourself.

The detailed description:
(1) Open your Finder / hard disk drive
(2) Navigate to /Applications/SilverFast Application
(3) Locate the Photoshop plug-in (an .8ba) file, probably in the sub folder "SilverFast (Scannername)"
(4) Create an alias to the plug-in there
An alias can be created by selecting the file and then choosing "Make alias" from the finder's "File" menu.
(5) Select the newly created alias and select "Copy" from the "Edit" menu
(6) Change to the folder /Applications/Photoshop/Plug-ins/Import-Export/
(7) Select "Paste" from the finder's "Edit" menu

This action should have created a shortcut in the import/export folder of Photoshop to the SilverFast Photoshop plug-in located in the SilverFast programme folder.

Restart Photoshop and check your File>Import plug-in list.

Best regards
Sonny Noack
- Manager Technical Support, LaserSoft Imaging AG -

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