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Windows 7: How is the Photoshop CS4 performance in W7

06 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600

The only problem I see with x64 version of CS4 is that you wont be able to use any 3rd party plugins, bcoz there no or only few x64 plugin so you will be forced to use the 32bit version only most of the time.

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06 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64

I guess it all depends on what you are doing with PS. I can imagine that you don't need a super computer to work on any consumer-cam jpeg files.
I was trying to create a panorama picture the other day, trying to stitch together 33 raw files. Well, let's just say it crashed. But since one try took 15 min. to crash, I didn't bother to give it another try. I just made 3 pano's and then stitched them together to make my final piece. (the end result was crappy though because of user error :P )

Anyways, when comparing it to vista, I don't think the changes are really that dramatic. But when you are saying you will be upgrading from 3 to 6 GB, I would say why didn't you already? :) And maybe even better yet, if you are doing crazy stuff with your 21 mpx (1ds3? or 5dmII?) I would say, Try to sell the 3*1gb's and get two 6gb tipple channel sets.

ps. I allocated 6GB of ram to ps in the performance settings.
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06 Aug 2009   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjan2001 View Post
The only problem I see with x64 version of CS4 is that you wont be able to use any 3rd party plugins, bcoz there no or only few x64 plugin so you will be forced to use the 32bit version only most of the time.
Exactly what I was going to say.

Some plugins like those from Imagenomic are indeed 64-capable, but others will work only in 32-bit.

Depending on what you're doing, you may still find yourself using 32-bit. But additional RAM and an i7, etc., don't exactly hurt regardless of version, and Windows 7 itself is fine.
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06 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have only found one problem using CS4 on Windows 7. When I open a raw image in ACR I find the straighten tool doesn't work right. Normally when using it you will see a series of dashed lines indicating where your using the tool. With 7 I don't see any of these dash markings.

Works fine with XP for some reason.

I'm not sure if some of the later builds of seven have worked this issue out. I'm still using 7100.
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06 Aug 2009   #15

Windows XP x64

Photoshop CS4 and CS4 in general has an awesome set of features, but is badly bloated. There is too much going on in the background and as the creative suite has grown over different versions, it has finally caused a performance hit. As far as Windows 7 and Photoshop CS4, I see little or no difference between Windows 7 and 64 bit XP as far as performance. I've actually gotten dramatically snappier performance with large image files when using a hacked version of Photoshop that had the bloat removed, even though it was only 32 bit. Kind of disapointing really, but overall you should be pleased with 64 bit Photoshop on Windows 7.
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 How is the Photoshop CS4 performance in W7

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