Outliner is a Photoshop-compatible plug-in for Windows designed by ImageSkill Software that can work as with commercial software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Digital Image Suite as free like software IrfanView, XnView.

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It gives a user the easiest way to get image contouring with desired quality. This plug-in just picks out various edges making them more expressive. The user can easily manage range of edge appearance in the processed image getting fantastic artistic effects. Outliner can be very useful plug-in for web designers creating graphic icons and for artists dealing with engraving.

Install and uninstall procedures

Run setup file. Installer try to find suitable graphic hosts. Choose one of them from the list. If you want to install plug-in in other folder, select item "Other path" and set path. In this case you must set "Plug-ins path" of your graphic host to setup folder.

Plug-in’s installer automatically detects the following graphic host applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7, 8, 9
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro (Photo) X, X1, X2
  • Corel Photo Paint 11,12
  • Xara Xtreme
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
  • Macromedia Fireworks 2004, 8
  • Ulead PhotoImpact 8,9,10,11,12

Plug-in can work under the following graphics host properly

  • XnView
  • IrfanView
  • Corel Painter

Plug-in may be compatible with other graphic hosts as well.

In order to uninstall plug-in run uninstall.exe or use Add and Remove Programs item in the Control Panel or Start Menu.

Tool, Sliders and Buttons Descriptions

Zoom tool

Use this tool for zooming. Click to zoom in. Right-click to zoom out.

Pan tool

Click and drag to pan images larger than the windows.


Determines volume edges in result image


Choose desired method for image contouring.


Determines quantity high pass details in result image

Background & Foreground colors

Set background and foreground colors for outlining.

Using Outliner

This plug-in works under RGB or Grayscale image with 8 or 16 bits/channel with or without transparency.

  1. Open an image in your graphic editor.
  2. Run the Outliner plug-in. (For example, in the Adobe Photoshop use "Filter->Image Skill->Outliner" menu item).
  3. Adjust plug-in parameters for desirable result achievement.
  4. Press OK button and return to host.
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