Install Digital Anarchy on Windows

Here are instructions for installing your Digital Anarchy product on a Windows machine. Our example shows the ToonIt! Photo plugin but the steps are the same for all Digital Anarchy plugins. This information works for both the demo and purchased version of your product. These instructions apply to Photoshop and Lightroom.

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1- Download the ZIP file to your desktop

First, download the Windows installer to your desktop. The installer will come wrapped in a ZIP file, whcih is like a tupperware container.

You want to save this ZIP file to your desktop or another download location. Do not save it NOT to your Plug-ins folder.

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2- Open the ZIP file, get the .EXE file

Now go to your desktop. Double-click the ZIP file that you have downloaded. This ZIP will open a window showing the .EXE installer file.

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That new window is part of the WinZip utility that came with your computer. Double-click the .EXE file to start the installation.

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You may see a message that asks if you are certain that you want to run this software. That is just your Windows Operating System making sure that you know where you downloaded the .EXE file from.

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3- Choose 32-bit, 64-bit or both

Installation is very easy. First you will see a Welcome screen, and then a standard License Agreement. Click the Continue button for each.

The next screen is the Custom Install screen. Here is where you can choose the versions of Photoshop and Lightroom that you want to install for. Just click the checkboxes to choose your apps.

You will be given a choice of whether to install for Photoshop 32-bit or 64-bit. The installer knows if you are on a 32-bit operating system or a 64-bit operating system. It will choose the appropriate default setting. You can click on/off the opions to change this selection.

Keep the Presets option selected, if there is one. This installs the Digital Anarchy plugin's presets.

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4- Choose the Photoshop/Plug-ins folder

Next you will come to the Install Location screen.

Our installer will choose the highest version of Photoshop to install to. For instance, if you have Photoshop CS3 and CS4 installed, the installer will automatically choose CS4.

If you want to install to a different verison of Photoshop, click the Browse button. You can then browse around your hard drive and choose a different Photoshop/Plug-ins folder.

The path will be: C:/ Program Files/ Adobe/ Adobe Photoshop /Plug-ins.

NOTE: This location is important. Do NOT install to your desktop, then drag the file into your Photoshop> Plugins folder.

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5- Click the Install button

You can also choose to set up shortcuts to your Digital Anarchy plugin.

We suggest that you click the Do Not Create Shortcuts checkbox. This is a plugin, so you will always access it through the Photoshop menu.

After that, click the Install button. The plugin runs and finishes its installation. You will see a Thank You screen.

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6- Launch Photoshop; then the plugin

To use the plugin, first launch Photoshop. If Photoshop was open when you installed the plugin, please quit the program, then restart it.

Select a layer in your Photoshop file. Choose the Digital Anarchy filter from your Photoshop> Filter menu.

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7a- Run in demo mode; There will be a watermark

When you first launch the plugin, a dialog box will ask for your Name, Organization, and Serial Number. You have two choices.

If you have not yet purchased the product, you can run in Demo mode. Using the demo is exactly like using the purchased version. The only difference is a watermark that goes through your image.

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7b- Run in regular mode; You purchased the product

When you have purchased the product, you can unlock the demo watermark by entering your Serial Number and purchase information.

If you cannot find your serial number information, please contact us at