Error installing Image-FX using Anastasiy's Extension Manger

If you are experiencing installation issues or error messages when attempting to install Image-FX using Anastasiy’s Extension Manager, please try the following:

1. Uninstall Image-FX from Anastasiy’s Extension Manager
2. Try installing Image-FX using

The Image-FX plugin is not showing after installing using Anastasiy’s Extension Manager

If after installing Image-FX using Anastasiy’s Extension Manager, you find that it is not visible in Photoshop, this is a known issue related to an error/incompatibility with Anastasiy’s Extension Manager and the computer operating system and is not actually an issue with the Image-FX zxp file. Please do the following:

1. uninstall the plugin from Anastasiy's Extension Manger
2. Try installing using

Image-FX is not showing after installing

First, please check that

  • Photoshop was restarted after the plugin was installed? This is required to finish the installation process.
  • That you're looking in WINDOW > EXTENSIONS (Legacy) and not in the "plugins" menu
  • Macs Running the M1 chip – You must open Photoshop in Rosetta Mode – click here for more information
  • Please check that in PREFERENCES > PLUGINS that "Legacy Extensions" is switched on:


If the above does not resolve the issue it could be an issue with the Anastasiy Extension Manager, so we have a second option for installing.

Please do the following:

Uninstall the Image-FX plugin:

  • Open Anastasiy Extension Manager
  • Click on Photoshop
  • Click on the Image-FX Extension
  • Click the "remove" button at the top.


Next, download and install:

Use this app to install the Image-FX plugin and then reopen Photoshop – it's a drag and drop installer, so all you need to do is drag the Image-FX.zxp file onto the installer software for it to install – If Photoshop was already open, quit and restart it.

Log4j vulnerabilities

Log4j vulnerabilities

Color-Logic is not affected by Log4j vulnerabilities and we don't use any third party open source Log4j libraries.

Color-Logic is primarily palettes and plugins, none of which are actually "software", which load into Adobe products and whilst we do use java scripting in our plugins, it is just a script to run adobe commands within Photoshop and does not use any Log4j libraries, nor do our plugins have any debugging abilities. The framework of our plugins are HTML5, with jsx scripts for each button, but we are currently rebuilding all plugins in UXP in order to be compliant with the latest Mac OS architecture and M1 chip computers which also will not be affected by Log4j.

Our standalone application program, FX-Viewer, does not use any Log4j libraries and installs on the clients Mac desktop. We also use a 3rd party RIP, Ghostscript, which is used to process PDFs to TIFF to be viewed in our FX-Viewer, this program is also not affected by Log4j,
click here for confirmation page from that vendor.

Lastly, our S.M.A.R.T Center support system is hosted and controlled via our website portal and the security login system we use to grant access to S.M.A.R.T Center is PHP / MySQL based, not Java, so is not affected by Log4j.

Apple M1 Chip

IMPORTANT: Customers running the latest Apple Macs with the M1 chip will need to open Photoshop in Rosetta Mode in order to continue to use our Image-FX plugin – this is because Adobe Photoshop on the M1 chip computers no longer supports HTML5 plugins/extensions and there is no "extensions" menu. However, simply opening Photoshop in Rosetta mode will open Photoshop in the original apple code and allow you to continue to use third party plugins, whilst developers learn the new apple code and redevelop their products. There has been no noticeable speed differences between the silicon version of Photoshop or switching to Photoshop in Rosetta mode, with no loss of function.

FX-Viewer will continue to open without issue, however, in time we will be redeveloping this solution to be compliant with the new apple code.

To open Photoshop in Rosetta mode:

1. "get info" on the Adobe Photoshop application and switch on "Open using Rosetta" this will then allow the application program to open up using the original apple code and will therefor allow you to continue to use plugins and extensions.
2. Open Photoshop, that's it!


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