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new installation of photoshop cs6 on a new machine help

Jun 16, 2013 2:36 AM

Hi

 

i have to install photoshop cs6 on a new machine

 

os windows 7 64bit

 

the installation gives me some options

 

1) install 64bit and 32bit or only 64bit

 

2) extra fonts

 

 

may i ask you a explanation?

 

1) install 64bit and 32bit is for old plugins compatibility?

 

2) does the installer store the extra fonts in the adobe folder?

    i mean does photoshop share these fonts with windows or are used only by photoshop

 

thanks

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:16 AM   in reply to mantralightroom

    I would certainly install both 32 and 64 bit versions, and for the reason you stated.  In fact I still have both versions of CS5 installed for the odd plugin that won't play nicely with CS6.  

     

    Any new fonts you install just go in the Windows 7 font directory and can be used by all apps AFAIK.   I can't say for sure that's what happens with a new install of Photoshop, but my guess is that it is.  I wish there was a really good font management feature built into Photoshop for convenience.  I've used Type DNA and loved it, but never got round to paying for it when the 60 day trial period ran out

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jun 16, 2013 7:22 AM   in reply to mantralightroom

    Yes, Photoshop 32 bits will use a bit less than 4gigabytes of RAM, that's why one would use it only to run old plug-ins.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 9:58 AM   in reply to mantralightroom

    Not true.  Since they are differenent applications it will load which one you choose.  If you load the 64 bit version just means your 32 bit plug in won't work.

     
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