Photoshop CS4 why both 32 bit and 64 bit application starter ??

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by jimbo45, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. jimbo45

    jimbo45 New Member

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    Hi everyone
    I'm confused with Photoshop CS4. I installed this on W7 X-64. The menu gives 2 versions Photosho CS4 and Photoshop CS4 (64 bit).

    I know they are different since if I open and process a file in the 64 bit version and then close and open again I get a link to Open Recent (last few photos I've processed).

    If I open the 32 bit version the recent files has a different list to what I used last time I opened the 64 bit application starter.

    I can't really see any point in having both versions on a 64 bit OS unless there are some 3rd party plugins that are still only 32 bit.

    Photoshop CS4 64 bit runs great even on a basic dual processor laptop -- used to run as "slow as molasses" on VISTA 32 bit even on a passable laptop. (You need at least 4GB in the laptop however to make proper use of the 64 bit OS).

    Cheers
    jimbo
     

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