Red Paw Media Announces Free Bleach Bypass Simulation Filter

April 15, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Software | 4 Comments | |

Bleach Bypass Simulation FilterRed Paw Media Press Release

Red Paw Media are pleased to announce the general release of their latest product, BleachBypass.

BleachBypass is a Photoshop-compatible plug-in designed to digitally simulate the traditional film “bleach bypass” technique.

The bleach bypass, or “skip bleach” technique involves the partial or complete skipping of the bleaching stage during the processing of a colour film. This prevents the silver from being removed from the negative, and the result is a contrasty image with muted colours. The technique is often used extensively in motion pictures, such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “Three Kings”.  It also gives a very pleasing, “film-like” quality to images, much like older, fast print film was used.

BleachBypass is available as a FREE download from

About Red Paw Media:  Red Paw Media, founded 2005, specialises in producing high quality software for image processing.  Current products include HotPixel, B&W Pro 2 and Bleach Bypass filters, all available as free or trial downloads from

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#1 Charles Bandes

This is a windows-only product, which is very disappointing and which should have been mentioned clearly.

3:17 pm - Friday, April 15, 2005

#2 phule

I thought plugins were plugins were plugins as far as Photoshop was concerned. This is not true?

5:18 pm - Friday, April 15, 2005

#3 Jon Read

Sorry for the confusion. All our plugins are Windows-only, and this is now stated clearly on the website. Future press releases will contain this information.

phule, plugins are compiled code and therefore are platform-specific. Actions, however, are not compiled and can be used on either mac or PC.


6:30 pm - Friday, April 15, 2005

#4 phule

Ah, that's what I was thinking of: actions. Silly me.

7:19 pm - Saturday, April 16, 2005