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How many plugins do you have? I myself have personally searched the forum for every plugin I can find, I then keep them in a central folder called "application repository", and then I load them into PDN. I literally have hundreds of plugins; and the majority of them are always installed in case I want to tackle a new tutorial or learn a new technique and don't want to get caught without the right effect. The only issue; it takes ten seconds for PDN to load. Seriously, ten seconds! It seems like a lifetime when the app normally starts up in half a second. This has caused me to actually go in to the effects folder, find what I don't want, and junk em'. I "junked" about two-thirds of the folder's contents, and it still takes six seconds to load(yes, i time it). I don't know, maybe I need a faster PC, but anyway, have any of you guys ever loaded one too many plugins at one time, and decided, some of em' need to go? Or did you decide to put up with the sluggish speed because you love effects too much? :?:

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I've got approximately 170 plugins and it takes me 7 seconds from clicking the thumbnail to being usable and one second from the UI showing up to being usable. I don't find the wait too irritating :P

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That's why they stickie'd - the fastest PlugIns are the most popular, you know?

Uh, no.

 

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Never counted them but I have a lot of them on both partitions. Haven't played around with some of them. So far the sticky plug-ins seem to be the most useful. Lately I've been using BoltBait's metallic plug-in and color adjuster a lot. Have gotten some interesting effects with the metallic plug-in.

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I've recently bought windows 7 home premium full edition (my current OS was screwed up), and I've noticed a significant speed boost. Before, around a hundred plugins would take about 10 seconds to load, but now 212 plugins load in just 3 seconds. 3 seconds!! I've also noticed a speed boost while rendering. I don't know if it was the v3.5.3 update, or the performance differences between Win7 RC and the finished product, but I'm happy that I'll no longer have to scrap any of my plugins.

Thank you Rick for your effort in PDN. :)

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can someone that has like everyone f them or a lot please put them into a .zip or .rar and pm me please, (i'll send a link to send it to me) or atleast tell me why my plugins arn't working. i have a lot of them ('bout 70 or so) and only, like, 15 of them actually open, they are all installed properly but they don't show in the list for some reason, my special effects tab that makes it easier to see also isn't loading (i think that might be why the others arn't) help please peepz.

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