Hi, I have the plugins on a folder on external hard drive. I have ticked this folder in preferences/plugins. I have also copied them to the plugins folder in CS3 itself. When I click on help/plugins they are all there but I can't find a way to use them. grrrrrrTry under "edit" then "preferences" there is a plug in directory there, you have to tick the box and "choose" this brings up a list of plugins.
Worth a try!
Yep restarted several times as I put them in some time ago and just decided to have a play. As you say can't use them from help but not showing in filters ho hum.silly question - you have restarted CS3 haven't you ? they should be in the filters under the photoshop filters, as you can see them in "help" " about plugins" they are there. I cannot use mine plugins from "help" it just tells me "about" versions etc.
Ken n Steph, Plugins usually operate "seamlessly" once you have put them into the correct folder - have you made sure they are in the Plugin folder in CS3? Thats how CS2 and earlier versions work, I'm sure CS3 will be the same. If they are def in the plugin folder you should be able to select them under filters.