Graphic Workshop Professional Format Plugins
Extend Graphic Workshop
For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Format plugins for Graphic Workshop Professional will allow it to access graphic files in additional formats.
The available plugins are listed further down this page.
You must have Graphic Workshop Professional 8 to install a plugin. Check the About window in the Graphic Workshop Professional Help menu for the version of your software. If your installation of Graphic Workshop Professional is older than version 8, you'll need to upgrade it. Please see the upgrade page to upgrade to the current version.
- Some plugins are paid-for products — you will need to pay for them separately to use all or part of their functionality, as discussed below.
- Registerable plugins cannot be registered if they're installed in an unregistered copy of Graphic Workshop Professional. You'll need to register Graphic Workshop before you'll be able to enter registration keysin your plugins.
To install a Graphic Workshop Professional format plugin:
- Download the plugin installer for the plugin you wish to install through the appropriate link, below.
- Run the downloaded installer. The installer will take care of everything thereafter.
To configure an installed plugin:
- Run Graphic Workshop Professional.
- Click on the Setup button — the gear — in its tool bar.
- Select the Files tab in the Setup dialog.
- Select the plugin you wish to configure in the Plugin Configuration combo box.
- Click on Go. A configuration dialog will appear. Click on Help in this dialog for additional assistance.
RAW Digital Camera and Smartphone
View and convert the native raw image files from many contemporary high-end digital cameras and smartphones, plus Adobe Digital Negative files, to access the highest possible image quality for your digital photography. The improved detail resolution and color fidelity available with the Graphic Workshop Professional RAW plugin compared to the default JPEG configuration for most cameras is breathtaking.
Note that the Graphic Workshop Professional RAW Plugin will convert raw digital camera files to other formats — it won't download files from your camera. For most contemporary digital cameras and phones, a USB cable will make this happen for you.
IMPORTANT: Depending on the digital camera or smart phone you're using, you might have to configure the RAW plugin to "see" the file extensions for your raw graphic files. Typically this requires about three mouse clicks and four key strokes. Please see the documentation for the RAW plugin for assistance with it.
This plugin costs $34.99 (US). You'll need Graphic Workshop Professional 8 to use it.
The current version of the RAW plugin is upgraded to revision 3.
The Graphic Workshop Professional RAW Camera Plugin currently supports 1,016 cameras. (Of necessity, the text for the following list is a bit small. Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and hit the plus sign several times to enlarge it.)
We have not had the opportunity to try the RAW plugin with all of the foregoing devices. We urge you to evaluate the plugin with your camera and your image files to ensure that it's behaving as you expect it to before you register it. Please contact us if you encounter any difficulties with this plugin.
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If you're still running Graphic Workshop Professional 7 and you'd like to access the expanded camera list and improved image processing and speed offered by the current release of the RAW Digital Camera plugin, we invite you to upgrade to Graphic Workshop Professional 8 while the half-price upgrade path is still available.
Alchemy Mindworks is not affiliated with any of the digital camera or smart phone manufacturers referenced above or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries or holdings. The trade names in the foregoing list are used in this software and documentation for descriptive purposes only.
PostScript (EPS, PS, AI, PDF)
The Graphic Workshop PostScript plugin will allow Graphic Workshop to render EPS, PS, AI and PDF files as high-resolution images. It features full multiple-page PDF support, and it will render PDF files either as individual user-selectable pages, or as a single image with all the pages from your original PDF document.
It can also convert graphics in other formats to EPS, PS, AI and PDF files, with some limitations, as discussed in its Help document.
The Graphic Workshop PostScript plugin calls GPL GhostScript to render PostScript files. You must download and install the current 32-bit release of GPL Ghostscript prior to using the plugin. For more about Ghostscript, please consult the documentation for the Graphic Workshop PostScript plugin once it has been installed, as follows:
- Open the Graphic Workshop Setup window by clicking on the Gear button in the tool bar.
- Select the Files tab.
- Select the (EPS) PostScript / PDF item in the Plugin Configuration combo.
- Click on Go.
- Click on Help in the plugin configuration window.
Should you encounter any problems in using the Graphic Workshop PostScript plugin, please consult its Q&A document for assistance... and ghosts.
If your use of Graphic Workshop is predicated upon its being able to work with the document formats supported by the this plugin, we strongly urge you to evaluate Graphic Workshop and the PostScript plugin to ensure that its capabilities are compatible with your expectations.
The Graphic Workshop Professional PostScript plugin is available at no cost to registered users of Graphic Workshop Professional 8, and at no cost to unregistered users of Graphic Workshop Professional 8 for use in evaluating the Graphic Workshop software.
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Ghostscript is a product of and/or a trademark of Artifex Software Inc. PostScript is a product of and/or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Alchemy Mindworks is not affiliated with Artifex Software Inc. or Adobe Systems Incorporated.
ART (AOL Johnson Grace)
Install this plugin if you wish to have Graphic Workshop Professional view and convert AOL .ART files.
We'd like to take this opportunity to note that the .ART file extension has been used in other contexts, for files that this plugin will not read. If your use of Graphic Workshop is predicated upon its being able to read your ART files, we strongly urge you to run Graphic Workshop and the ART plugin against your ART files to make sure that everyone involved is talking about the same ART.
This plugin is available at no additional cost for registered users of Graphic Workshop Professional 8.
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Alchemy Mindworks is not affiliated with America On Line or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or holdings. The trade names referenced in this product are understood to be the property of America On Line (AOL LLC) and are used in this software and documentation for descriptive purposes only.
Install this plugin to allow Graphic Workshop to write the smallest possible JPG files.
The functionality that drives the MOZ JPEG plugin was developed by Mozilla, the creators of the exemplary Firefox web browser. It uses sophisticated enhancements to conventional JPEG logic to create JPG files that are typically about ten percent smaller than files written by Graphic Workshop's internal JPG processor, with no loss of image quality.
This plugin is available at no cost for users of Graphic Workshop Professional 8. Please see the discussion of JPG files in the Formats document of the Graphic Workshop manual for more about the MOZ JPEG processor.
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SFW (Seattle Film Works)
Install this plugin if you wish to have Graphic Workshop Professional view and convert .SFW files.
This plugin is available at no additional cost for registered users of Graphic Workshop Professional.
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Graphic Workshop™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.