Sapphire 11.02 for Adobe Windows

  • Product: Sapphire
  • Version: 11.02
  • Host: Adobe
  • Platform: Windows 64-Bit

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Note: Before updating to v7.02 or later, please refer to the release notes for possible compatibility implications with the effect formerly known as Technicolor. See ‘What’s New’ below for details.


The installer below is for use with all AE compatible products including After Effects and Premiere Pro.

For Fusion, please use the OFX version instead.

To Download and install:

  1. Make sure you have one or more AE plug-in compatible applications on Windows.
  2. If you have an older version of Sapphire Plug-ins, the new installation will replace it, and you do not need to un-install it first.
  3. Quit AE or other host applications that may be running.
  4. Download the Windows installer.
  5. Either run the installer program from its current location, or save it to disk and then execute it from wherever you saved it. Follow the instructions given by the installer.
  6. Restart your host application, and the new plug-ins should appear in your effects menu.

To view on-line documentation after you install the software, go to Start -> All Programs -> GenArts Sapphire AE -> Online Help (HTML) or (PDF). You can also click on the “About” box while using any plug-in.

In general, you can load projects saved with older versions of Sapphire effects and they should automatically convert to use Sapphire v11. Please visit the support page for more info on this.

If you already installed Sapphire v11 and want to go back to an earlier version you should first uninstall v11.


This software may use the Qt user interface framework. Qt is distributed under the terms of the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL), Version 2.1; see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html for more details. The source code for Qt is available here.

What’s New in Sapphire 11.02 for Adobe

  1. Sapphire has been updated to address the crash on Mac when multiple dongles are plugged in during boot. Please contact support using the support form if you experience this crash. When submitting your case, include your license, dongle ID, host product, Sapphire version, and your Apple crash log.
  2. LensFlare presets will now sort correctly by creation date.
  3. Fixed the link in version-update.
  4. Fixed scaling of complex widgets when downsampled.