Windows 7, with ATI 1950 Radeon graphics card feeding two monitors. In PS CS5 Extended, Edit/Preferences/Performance, GPU Settings section, the "Detected Video Card:" section is blank, "Enable OpenGL Drawing" is greyed out (disabled). So, it looks like PS can't find my graphics card, even though it's present and seems to be working fine.
My ATI Catalyst Control Center shows (among other things) the following data for the graphics card:
Direct3D Version: 8.14.10.0630
OpenGL Version: 184.108.40.20645
Software drivers are updated to latest version. So, does anyone know how to get the Repousse option up and running?
Switch to a single monitor mode and try again. Definitely a configuration/ resource problem because of your dual screen setup. If it works with just one, then you can start looking for which options to check in your graphics driver to make it work with two screens as well. if it doesn't, you can always buy a new card, I suppose.
No joy. I switched to a single monitor and the problem is still there. As before, ATI catalyst software reports that OpenGL is installed. So, since Photoshop still can't detect my graphics card, I wonder if there's some other issue going on here.
What is the Catalyst version? For many cards the current version is 10.8. You may be able to upgrade your drivers, assuming Adobe has released new ones for your card.
Your other alternative is to buy a nice new graphics card, something perhaps like an ATI Radeon HD 5670. They're not that expensive.
Photoshop will not enable the OpenGL configurability if it thinks something's wrong with the OpenGL implementation of the graphics card. There is a registry workaround to force it to allow that, but it's only supposed to be used for testing.
Catalyst version is 10.2, and I see that the ATI Radeon X1900 series has been "moved to the legacy software support structure" -- which I guess is double-speak for "forget about it<g>." In fact, the fine print sez "DirectX 9 ATI Radeon graphics accelerators are not officially supported under Windows 7 (and so on)." Guess I'll need to bite the bullet and get a new card.
Thanks to all for the feedback though.
Same problem, but I run XP 64 and I have a ATI FireGL V5600. Is there an Issue between XP 64 and Photoshop CS5, like with Premiere and AE? Why Photoshop recongnize that my card support openGL?
You wrote why does it support.......
Do you mean why does it not support?
Here is the link to update the card drivers.
I don't know if this helps any, but there've been several PS upgrades since I posted my original question back in August. I'm now using version 12.0.1 x32, and Performance/GPU settings now detects my video card correctly. Repousse works, but only if part, or all, of the image is selected. If nothing is selected, Repousse is grayed out (disabled).
Yeah! I mean doesn't support... Sorry
I use 8.723 driver cause it's the more stable on my PC. I've tryed to update it with the 1 you posted, but my PC crashed... It did not want to boot up after installation so I had to roll back the driver. I saw that there's one driver between the 8.723 and the 8.773 posted in august, would Photoshop support OpenGL with this driver?
[ I've succesfully updated to the inbetween driver - 8.743.3.2000 - but OpenGL drawing still grayed out and Repoussé does not work. Tried to upgrade my driver a second time with the 1 you post we no success. Got a blue screen on boot up...]
Thanks John, but the issue is with the OpenGL drawing feature in the preference that is grayed out. So Photoshop don't recognize the OpenGL capability of my card, even if it's a FireGL. I have updated Photoshop with the 12.0.1 version too.
"... the issue is with the OpenGL drawing feature in the preference that is grayed out."
Same here --on the Edit menu's Preferences/Performance option, "Enable OpenGL Drawing" was disabled when I made my first inquiry here. Then recently I noticed it was enabled. I'd made no configuration changes, other than a few PS updates. So about all I can conclude is that my Radeon X1950 card/driver is ok, but that pre 12.0.1 versions of PS didn't recognize it.