The optional plug-ins for Alias, SGIRGB, SoftImage, HSB & HSL, Electric Image, and Wavefront RLA are not installed by default, but are available via download below.

Compatibility

The Plug-ins provided on this page are compatible with:

  • Photoshop CC 2019
  • Photoshop CC 2018
  • Photoshop CC 2017
  • Photoshop CC 2015.5
  • Photoshop CC 2015
  • Photoshop CC 2014
  • Photoshop CC

Note:

Beginning with Photoshop CC 2019 (version 20.0), the 32-bit version of Windows is no longer supported.  If you have a 64-bit version of Windows and require a 32-bit version of Photoshop for compatibility with legacy plug-ins or device drivers, you can download an older 32-bit version of Photoshop.

Download and installation instructions

Install optional plug-ins:

  1. Quit Photoshop.

  2. Download the desired plug-in:

    Alias

    Download

    Download

    Electric Image & HSBHSL (Optional Multiplugin)

    Download

    Download

    SGIRGB

    Download

    Download

    SoftImage

    Download

    Download

    Wavefront RLA:

    Download

    Download

  3. After you download the plug-in file above, double-click it to decompress it. If asked, extract all the files.

  4. Optional plug-ins can be installed to one of two locations:

    • Version-specific location - which will only load the installed plug-in for a specific version of Photoshop CC (e.g. only Photoshop CC 2014)
    • Shared Creative Cloud location - which will load the plug-in for all installed versions of Photoshop CC without having to reinstall the plug-in

    For instructions on locating these folders on macOS and Windows, see Locate plug-in folders.

  5. Relaunch Photoshop.

Plug-in descriptions

Alias

The Alias file format plug-in allows you to read and write files in the Alias .pix format. This format is commonly used for 3D rendering software from Alias/Wavefront, and in some image-editing software on UNIX systems.

Electric Image (part of Optional Multiplugin)

The ElectricImage Multiplugin format plug-in allows you to read and write files in the ElectricImage picture format. ElectricImage 3D rendering software uses this format.

HSBHSL (part of Optional Multiplugin)

The HSL&HSB plug-in allows conversion from RGB > HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Lightness) and back, and from RGB > HSB (Hue, Saturation, and Brightness) and back within Photoshop. This plug-in allows you to make changes to the Hue, Saturation, or Luminosity of an image as independent channels, or make changes in HSL/HSB using channel operations (calculations).

SGIRGB

The SGIRGB format plug-in allows you to read and write files in the SGI image format. This format is commonly used by software on the Silicon Graphics platform. The SGI image format plug-in recognizes the file extensions .sgi, .rgb, .rgba, and .bw.

SoftImage

The SoftImage format plug-in allows you to read and write files in the SoftImage picture format. This format is commonly used by 3D rendering software from SoftImage.

Wavefront RLA

The Wavefront RLA (Run-Length Encoded Version A) format plug-in allows you to read and write files in the Wavefront file format.  This format is commonly used by 3D rendering software from Wavefront.

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