SweetFX Shader Suite by CeeJay
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Added: 30/08/2012 - 10:13PM
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Shader Suite

- Version 1.5.1

SweetFX is a universal image improvement and tweaking mod,
that works with almost any 32bit (and hopefully soon 64bit) DirectX 9, 10 or 11 game or application.

It's goal is provide similar tools to games in realtime, as video processing software provides for movies and videos.

It runs on all Windows versions from Windows 2000 and up. Both 32bit and 64bit.
It works perfectly with all cards that can run DirectX9 games and support shader model 3. (that's all cards since the Ati Radeon X1xxx and Nvidia Geforce 6xxx series)
Some of the effects will even work on cards so old that they can only run shader model 2. (Ati Radeon 9xxx to X8xx series and the GeForce FX 5xxx series)
- there is a compability setting that enables support for these really old cards in /SweetFX/SweetFX_compatibility_settings.txt

Effects included:

* SMAA Anti-aliasing : Anti-aliases the image using the SMAA technique - see
* FXAA Anti-aliasing : Anti-aliases the image using the FXAA technique - currently only work under DirectX9. Use the d3d9.dll found in \SweetFX\dlls\FXAA DX9 dll\ for this.
* Explosion : Scatters the pixels similarly to the Explosion filter in Irfanview
* Cartoon : Creates an outline-effect that makes the image look more cartoonish.
* Advanced CRT : Mimics the look of an old arcade CRT display.
* LumaSharpen : Sharpens the image, making details easier to see
* Bloom : Makes strong lights bleed their light into their surroundings
* HDR : Mimics an HDR tonemapped look
* Levels : Sets a new black and white point. A fast and easy way to increase contrast but it causes clipping. The Curves effect does this in a more subtle way without causing clipping.
* Technicolor : Makes the image look like it was processed using a three-strip Technicolor process - see
* Cineon DPX : Makes the image look like it was converted from film to Cineon DPX. Can be used to create a "sunny" look.
* Monochrome : Removes colors from the image so it appears as if shot on black and white film.
* Lift Gamma Gain : Adjust brightness and color of shadows, midtones and highlights (and typically does it better then the Tonemap effect)
* Tonemap : Adjust gamma, exposure, saturation, bleach and defog. (may cause clipping)
* Vibrance : Intelligently saturates (or desaturates if you use negative values) the pixels depending on their original saturation.
* Curves : Contrast adjustments using S-curves - without causing clipping.
* Sepia : Sepia tones the image - see
* Vignette : Darkens the edges of the image to make it look more like it was shot with a camera lens. - see )
* Dither : Applies dithering to simulate more colors than your monitor can display. This lessens banding artifacts - see )
* Border : Makes the screenedge black as a workaround for the bright edge that forcing some AA modes sometimes causes.
* Splitscreen : Enables the before-and-after splitscreen comparison mode.

* Custom : A template to allow other to more easily program their own shader. Just edit /SweetFX/Shaders/custom.h (some programming knowledge required)

You can find new releases of SweetFX in it's thread on the Guru3d forums :