How to see Optics as a filter option in PS CC

Brand new and eager to explore offerings, however I’m not sure how to load Optics into PS so it’s a filter option.

Welcome @jennifer
What OS/version are you running?
Are running a recent version of PS CC?
Did you run the Optics installer?

Hi Marco! Excited to try Optics. Big Sur 11.2.3. PS CC up to date. Yes I loaded the optics installer.

When you run Photoshop, you should see the following entry in the PS > Filter menu.

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Please note that if you are running an Apple Silicon M1 machine, you would need to run Photoshop in Rosetta emulation mode to use Optics since Optics is not M1 native yet.

Wasn’t visible, then it occurred to me…restart PS and likely it will recognize it–YUP!:wink:

Marco, Are there plans to make optics M1 native? I have the same problem in PS- Optics is not visible. Interestingly, In new M1 chip Lightroom, Optics is there to start but not PS. Thank you.

@schilleri Yes, we have plans for native M1 support in the next major release.

Oh, hang on, does optics work as a PS plugin with an M1 macbook? Im asking as i cant get optics to appear in photoshop filters.

I hope this isnt the case, as my licence would be usless.

@simonb4444 Please note that if you are running an Apple Silicon M1 machine, you would need to run Photoshop in Rosetta emulation mode to use Optics since Optics is not M1 native yet.

Thanks for the reply. When will this happen, and will it be covered in my current licence?
Obviously running in Rosetta mode is probably alot slower.
thanks

The 2022 release of Optics is slated to be M1 compatible. Major Boris FX releases typically arrive in the fall and this will be true for Optics. Free upgrades are available to all Optics subscription customers. Non-subscription licenses receive free upgrades for a period of 1 year. After the initial year period, an upgrade/support contract is required to receive free upgrades for non-subscription licenses.

interesting thanks.

If it helps anyone, on my new M1 MacBook Pro, I just discovered that if you go to your Applications folder and “Get Info” (Cmd: I) on the Photoshop icon, you can then click the “Open using Rosetta” box, and the Optics filter will work again!

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Yes, this is exactly what you need to do until Optics is a native M1 app.

I’m using the new MacBook Pro M1 and running Photoshop 2022 and followed the directions on checking the box for running Rosetta. Unfortunately, mine only gives me the option of checking “shared folder”. Is there another way of running the Rosetta emulation so I can use the app within photoshop?

You need to select the Adobe Photoshop 2022 application and not the folder it is enclosed in, press Cmd-I and then enable “Open using Rosetta”.

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Thank you!

I was able to check the box and it does show the plug-in now, but unfortunately every time I click it to run the plug-in it crashes photoshop (6 times in a row).

@dsakamd Can you please do the following?

  1. Reset the Photoshop preferences
  • Quit Photoshop.
  • Hold down the following keyboard shortcut and launch Photoshop: command + option + shift
  • Open Photoshop.
  • Click Yes in the dialog that asks "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"
  1. Reset the Optics preferences.
  • Quit Photoshop.
  • Open a Finder window, hold down Option as you select the Go menu and then choose Library.
  • Navigate to the /Library/Preferences folder and delete the file called: com.borisfx.Optics.plist
  • Restart Photoshop.

I did it, but unfortunately it still just crashes photoshop