Fixing ON1 Perfect Photo Suite 8 with Photoshop CC 2015.5…

With the recent Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 update you may find that your plug-ins (like On1 Perfect Photo) will no longer work.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 is a full version upgrade; as such, you will need to install your 3rd party plug-ins for them to work with CC 2015.5.

Adobe has also changed the location where they install the Photoshop application and where plug-ins are loaded from. Previously installed plug-ins are not migrated to the new locations. One upshot of this is that the On1 plug-ins no longer appear in PhotoShop. Reinstalling the On1 software does not currently fix the problem.

On1 is planning updates to ON1 Photo 10 to fix this. Photo Suite 9 is not officially supported in the newest release of Creative Cloud 2015.5. They do however have a workaround to manually move the plugins into a workable location, but bugs or usage issues you may encounter with Photo Suite 9 and Creative Cloud 2015.5 do not have resolutions.

For On1 Perfect Photo Suite 8 and earlier however On1 has stated “you will no longer have access to those ON1 plug-ins after installing the Adobe Creative Cloud 2015.5 update” and suggests upgrading to Photo 10.

I have however found a solution which appears to work with On1 Perfect Photo Suite 8 (at least for Mac users):

Mac OSX

Copy each of the plug-in files from the following locations:

/Applications/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Plug-in Files/Perfect B&W/Perfect B&W 8.plugin
/Applications/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Plug-in Files/Perfect Batch/Perfect Batch 8.plugin
/Applications/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Plug-in Files/Perfect Effects/Perfect Effects 8.plugin
/Applications/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Plug-in Files/Perfect Enhance/Perfect Enhance 8.plugin
/Applications/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Plug-in Files/Perfect Mask/Perfect Mask 8.plugin
/Applications/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Plug-in Files/Perfect Portrait/Perfect Portrait 8.plugin
/Applications/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Plug-in Files/Perfect Resize Professional Edition/Perfect Resize 8.plugin

to this location:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CC/

Windows

Under Windows you need to do an “equivalent” copy of the .plugin files from:

C:\Program Files\onOne Software\Perfect Photo Suite 8\Plug-in Files\

to:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC\

You also need to copy the DLL files from:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\msvcp120.dll
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\msvcr120.dll
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\ONCore8.dll
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\ONCoreFoundation8.dll
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\ONDocument8.dll
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\ONProxySupport8.dll

to:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5\

Note: I am not able to test these instructions for Windows so if someone does and can confirm I’ll update 🙂