Is there a complete list of what all the "GPU features" in Photoshop 13 Standard are?
I had posted this in another thread, but I'll just move my query to this new thread:
Chris Cox wrote:
It will run, but none of the GPU features (including 3D) will work…
Is there a listing or description of what all those "GPU features" are? It would be of great interest to all of us who are stuck—temporarily or permanently—on such unsupported systems, regardless of platform.
This is on a maxed-out in every sense, unupgradeable MacBook on which ACR 7.1 hosted by Photoshop CS6 Standard is running just fine.
I'm just using Photoshop 13 Standard for ACR, and, frankly, I have not yet run into the limitations, although I realize they must undoubtedly be there.
Well, it certainly should help, but I'm afraid it raises even more questions than I had before, Steve.
An awful lot of the GPU functions or features described in the FAQ are still available on the limited setup I referenced above, despite the fact that the Preferences > Performance dialog box reads No GPU options available in Photoshop Standard, as shown in the screen shot in my previous post.
I'm now guessing that the phrase GPU options has an entirely different meaning from GPU features or functions.
I suppose I'll just have to start keeping a list of features not available to me in that particular system if and when I run into them. For the time being, and for the stated purpose of performing ACR conversions, the limitations don't seem to affect me drastically, if at all.
Thank you for the link, Steve.
Many of the features have fallback support, so they compute using CPU instead of the GPU. So the feature will be present, just slower.
Glad the link was useful. I haven't fully read through it, but saw it had a bullet list.
the Preferences > Performance dialog box reads No GPU options available in Photoshop Standard
This rather poorly worded error message has been reported against, I believe, Photoshop CS4, CS5, and now CS6.
Steve, if a minor bug report isn't already in your system, maybe you might want to add one. The "in Photoshop Standard" part is misleading.
I think I've either seen that or logged that in the past. I'll take a look again as the "Standard" nomenclature bothers me too; there is no such product. Thankfully we didn't go down the Acrobat path of 'original', 'Pro', and 'Pro Extended'.
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