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How to Install Focus Magic for Affinity Photo on Mac

If you are currently using Focus Magic with Photoshop, then it's possible that Affinity Photo may automatically detect your Photoshop plugins folder and give you automatic access to your Photoshop plugins, including Focus Magic. If that doesn't happen, or if you don't use Photoshop, please follow the steps below to install the Focus Magic plugin for Affinity Photo using one of the following methods.

Method 1: Use Affinity's Default Plugins Folder

  1. In Affinity Photo, go to Preferences
  2. Click on the "Open Default Folder in Finder" button, near the top left of the Preferences dialog box, to open the default plugins folder
  3. Download Focus Magic and extract/copy the "FocusMagic64.plugin" file from the .zip file to the default plugins folder you opened in step 2
  4. On Affinity's Prefrences dialog box, check/enable this option: "Allow 'unknown' plugins to be used"
  5. Close the Preferences dialog box, then restart Affinity Photo for changes to take effect

Method 2: Use a Custom Plugins Folder

  1. Download Focus Magic and extract the "FocusMagic64.plugin" file from the .zip file
  2. Create a folder anywhere with any name you want, and save/copy the "FocusMagic64.plugin" file to that folder
  3. In Affinity Photo, go to Preferences
  4. In the "Plugin search folders" section, click the "Add" button
  5. Find and add the custom plugin folder you created in step 2
  6. On Affinity's Prefrences dialog box, check/enable this option: "Allow 'unknown' plugins to be used"
  7. Close the Preferences dialog box, then restart Affinity Photo for changes to take effect

It has been noted on Affinity's forum that plugin support is still a work in progress so some technical issues may be encountered when using any plugins with Affinity.