Known Bugs

This a list of known bugs and issues that still haunt the latest releases of BorderMania (5.0) and PhotoSwizzle (3.0). Some of them have been on this list almost forever and are largely dormant because they can't be fixed. But at least they're listed here so you know what the story is. If you discover anything else, let me know by email at the support email address shown at the bottom of this page. Also note that the PhotoSwizzle Drop Shadow filter doesn't work with all of the officially supported graphics editors. See the compatibility chart for details.

1. Color picker problem in Lab color mode

Filters: all that use the color picker
Graphics Program: Photoshop 3.0
Windows version: 3.1
Description: The color picker doesn't work properly with Lab color mode. The color applied by the filter is completely different from the color selected.

2. Photoshop 4.0 crash

Filter: all
Graphics Program: Photoshop 4.0, trial version
Windows version: 3.1
Description: Photoshop crashes when converting the image to Multichannel mode. This isn't really a bug in the filters, but is listed here because it prevents the configuration from being tested, so behavior in Multichannel mode with Windows 3.1 is unknown.

3. Paint Shop Pro crash in Grayscale mode

Filter: all
Graphics Program: Paint Shop Pro 4, 5, 6
Windows version: 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000
Description: Causes PSP to crash when the image is in Grayscale mode. Avoid use of Grayscale until a solution to the problem is found.

4. PhotoPaint 8, problems in color modes other than RGB

Filter: all
Graphics Program: PhotoPaint 8
Windows version: 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000
Description: With transparency unlocked in color modes other than RGB (i.e. Grayscale, CMYK color, Lab color and Multichannel), the filters don't work properly. The proxy and preview show only a small corner of the image and the filter is applied completely out of proportion to the final image. This unfortunately restricts useful application of the round and ellipse filters in particular to RGB mode. It's uncertain if this can be fixed because the image information that PhotoPaint passes to the filters is incorrect in these circumstances and does not conform to the Adobe plug-in API.

5. Fireworks 3.0 internal error

Filter: all
Graphics Program: Fireworks
Windows version: 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000
Description: Filter opens and appears to be working, but when you click OK the effect is not applied to the original image and a dialog box appears with the following message:

Could not complete your request.
An internal error has occurred.

6. Shadow doesn't show up in proxy sample

Filter: Drop Shadow (PhotoSwizzle)
Graphics Program: PhotoImpact
Windows version: 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000
Description: The shadow effect doesn't show up in the proxy sample (the small sample image within the filter dialog box) but it does work correctly in the advance preview sample (Preview check box selected). When the filter dialog is closed the effect is applied correctly to the original image. So if your original image is large enough and you can get the filter to let you turn on the big preview window, do that until the cause of this bug can be determined and fixed.


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