Eye Candy 7 is here!

We completely rewrote the Eye Candy user interface to make it easier to explore. The theme is less clicking and more visual browsing. Stop by to see videos that show off the new experience, or read about the features.

New to Eye Candy 7 are the Lightning, Electrify, and Cloud effects. You can see examples or head straight to our store if you just can’t wait! Owners of any version of Eye Candy or Xenofex can get the upgrade price of $99.

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24 Responses to Eye Candy 7 is here!

  1. Chuckbo says:

    Does it only work with Photoshop? Or does it still work with Fireworks, too?

    • Robert says:

      Officially it only works with Photoshop. Some people have had success using it in the Windows version of Fireworks, but we will not be able to support any issues that may arise. I would recommend download the demo and trying it out first.

  2. Greg Grabowski says:

    Will Eye Candy 7 integrate with Adobe Fireworks CS4?

  3. Gerry Genson says:

    I am deeply disappointed in Eye Candy 7′s lack of support for Adobe Fireworks. I would never have purchased the upgrade if I had known. Although I have Photoshop, I use Fireworks almost exclusively over Photoshop because of my familiarity with the program. Fireworks uses the Photoshop plugin for Eye candy 5 with no issues. What is the problem with Eye Candy 7?

    • Robert says:

      I completely understand your disappointment with the lack of Fireworks support. Due to the multiple changes made by Adobe, it has become prohibitively difficult to maintain Fireworks compatibility. For this reason we had to drop support for this program. As I have mentioned in a few other responses, if you are using Windows, you may still be able to use it in Fireworks with the 32-bit version of Eye Candy. You will need to perform a custom install of Eye Candy 7 into a custom folder as per our custom install article. Once you do this, you can point Fireworks to that directory. Just open your Fireworks preferences and choose the Plug-ins option. There you will have an option for Photoshop plug-ins.

  4. Claude Grass says:

    Why is Fireworks no longer supported? Where’s the love?

  5. Jim says:

    Wow! I love the new interface and the inclusion of my favorite Xenoflex features. Thank you!

  6. Mark says:

    Looks pretty sweet, Cant wait to try it.

    P.S. who the heck cares about Fireworks? Ive always used these plug ins in Photoshop and they are awesome! The Chrome plug in is worth the price alone.

  7. John says:

    How many installs of Eye candy do you get with one license. Will I be able to install on both my imac and macbook with one purchase?

  8. Jammer123 says:

    Where can I download the trial 32bit version? The trial version you have on the download page appears to be the 64 bit version.

  9. alec chin says:

    Hi, the eyecandy 7 page says that it needs 10.7. I’m running cs6 on 10.6.8, will it work or would I run into problems?

    Thanks A

  10. Brian Preble says:

    I just bought the upgrade. Many thanks for the Valentine’s Day sale. One question though. Will any elements of Xenofex return (mosaic, burnt edges, etc.) or are you going strictly photographic? I have FIlter Forge, so it’s not a great loss, but it would be nice to see some of Alien Skin’s original effects return in a modernized, classic set.

    • Robert says:

      We do not have any plans right now to bring back certain effects, but that does not mean we won’t. We will make sure to let everyone know when we decide to create new products or revive older ones.

  11. dude says:

    i have heard and read that some people have been able to get “eye candy 6″ to work with Fireworks. I have “eye candy 7″ and it will not. is there anywhere i can download eye candy 6 and give it a try in FW?…

    • Robert says:

      Eye Candy 6 is no longer for sale. The only version currently available is Eye Candy 7. The compatibility issues are due to certain programming “stuff” still in Fireworks, which are outdated. If they ever update it, Eye Candy 7 will likely work in Fireworks again. This is also the reason why Fireworks is still a 32bit application. The best thing to do is email Adobe and request the change. I’m sure if enough people ask for it, the more likely they are to update it.

  12. C. Russell says:

    Why would I not be warned that the new copy of Alien Skin Eye Candy 6 would be replaced almost immediately with 7, which does not work in Fireworks? So basically that’s just wasted money.

    Whatever the backstory, clearly there are many people who use Fireworks with Eye Candy and are now stranded. You guys really need to clear that up. We bought your soup, you started us with a spoon then switched us to to a fork and are now like, oh well too bad, blame Adobe, no more spoons, dunno what you gonna do. Unhelpful, unfair. #annoyed #bossispissed

    • Robert says:

      This is something that we are aware of. When I responded to your initial forum post on the Adobe forums, I was not 100% accurate. Eye Candy 7 does support the 32-bit Carbon API. Fireworks and Elements are both Carbon apps. However plug-in support for Fireworks is not near as good as the plug-in support for Elements. The plug-in API in Fireworks needs to be updated and improved before Fireworks will work with Eye Candy 7.

      I completely understand your frustration, and if you would like a refund, I would be more than happy to process it for you. Just email me at Support@alienskin.com. There, I can process your request. Again, I apologize for the trouble, and wish there was more we could do to resolve this issue for you. I will be posting this same response on the Adobe forum where we initially connected.

      In regards to Eye Candy 6, If you submit a support ticket as mentioned above, and I will do everything I can to get you up and running in Fireworks with Eye Candy 6.

      Question: Are you running Windows or Mac?

  13. Stuart Gilmour says:

    Does Eye Candy 7 work with Photoshop CC

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