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How to find what version of openGL exists on my machine?

Nov 20, 2012 12:28 AM

Tags: #photoshop #cs6 #photoshopcs6

How do I find the which version of openGL exists for my machine? I have a file openGL32.dll under cC:\Windows\System32 version 6.1.7600.16385

 

OS-Windows7x64

 
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    Nov 20, 2012 7:23 AM   in reply to VenkatConsultant

    Completely irrelevant. You can find al lthe info you need via Photoshop's Preferences for OpenGL. OpenGL is a set of standardized high-level commands applications send to your graphics driver and hardware, not a specific file or setting that you can turn on and off. Even if you used some benchmark program or other apps to check your OpenGL status, that would be meaningless. They could use compeltely different stuff and PS still not work with OpenGL.

     

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Nov 20, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to VenkatConsultant

    If the graphics processor support your system provides does not meet Photoshop's needs, it will configure itself not to try to use the GPU, in which case it will function with a reduced set of features.

     

    Run the trial version of Photoshop, then choose Help - System Info... to see exactly what it has determined about your system.  For example:

     

     

    Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00) x64
    Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
    Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
    System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:12, Stepping:2 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
    Physical processor count: 12
    Logical processor count: 24
    Processor speed: 3458 MHz
    Built-in memory: 49150 MB
    Free memory: 44962 MB
    Memory available to Photoshop: 44781 MB
    Memory used by Photoshop: 95 %
    Image tile size: 128K
    Image cache levels: 4
    OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
    OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
    OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
    OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
    OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
    Video Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Video Card Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
    Display: 2
    Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 1600, bottom: 1200, right: 3200
    Display: 1
    Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1200, right: 1600
    Video Card Number: 2
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
    OpenCL Unavailable
    Driver Version: 8.982.0.0
    Driver Date: 20120727000000.000000-000
    Video Card Driver: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,ati umd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdv a,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
    Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
    Video Card Caption: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
    Video Card Memory: 2048 MB
    Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
    Video Card Number: 1
    Video Card: Radmin Mirror Driver V3
    OpenCL Unavailable
    Driver Version: 3.1.0.0
    Driver Date: 20070808000000.000000-000
    Video Card Driver:
    Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
    Video Card Caption: Radmin Mirror Driver V3
    Video Card Memory: 2048 MB
    Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
    Serial number: <redacted>
    Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\
    Temporary file path: C:\TEMP\
    Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
    Scratch volume(s):
      C:\, 1.75T, 961.5G free
    Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\
    Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\
    Additional Plug-ins folder: C:\DEV\ProDigital\trunk\plugins\Output\Win\LastBuild\x64\

     

     

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    Nov 20, 2012 11:02 AM   in reply to VenkatConsultant

    If you really want to know,you would have to use an external utility like GPU Caps viewer. You don't really have to install it, just grab the zipfile and run it from the extracted folder. Aside from GPU info, it runs some OpenGL and OpenCL tests.  Info purposes only. After all Photoshop has a GPU sniffer utility that will decide if your card is worthy.   More details and downloads here:  http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/

     

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    Nov 21, 2012 4:57 AM   in reply to VenkatConsultant

    I want to check if the machine meets the openGL 2.0 before installing my application because there are different machines in our corporation with different configurations.

     

    If you want to know, then tell us what graphics hardware you actually use. Pointing to a generic system DLL is not much use 'cos as I said it merely manages those commands which says nothing about whether they actually work as intended. Pretty much all contemporary hardware should support OpenGL 2.0 or 2.1 at least, even the most dated intel chip. As Noel said, why not simply run the trial version and look up the info PS spits out?

     

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