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Photoshop CS6 won't support 32-bit Macs

Adobe drops support for 32-bit Macs with Photoshop CS6.

| Software News | Posted: Mar 27, 2012 7:33 pm

Now, it's none of my business how many bits you process at a time. That's between you and your software vendor. But, if you want to continue using Adobe Photoshop on your Mac, you better jump on the upgrade train and grab a new multi-core Mac that has a 64-bit os, Snow Leopard or later. Windows retains 32-bit support, but only for Windows XP.

 

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Part of this change in support structure is Adobe dropping support for Windows Vista. The logic behind retaining support for Windows XP is simple: many Photoshop users are still on Windows XP based system. With this update, any existing 32-bit Photoshop plugins will need to be updated for 64-bit. The requirements for the current beta are:

 

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor (64-bit processors only)
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7 (64-bit application only)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for the files; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1,024x768-pixel display (1,280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and minimum 512MB of VRAM (Recommended -- 1 GB)
  • DVD-ROM drive

Windows

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor; 2GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1,024x768-pixel display (1,280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and minimum 512MB of VRAM (Recommended -- 1 GB)
  • DVD-ROM drive

NEWS SOURCES:Reviews.cnet.com

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