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San Jose (CA) - Adobe Photoshop CS4 has been in the works for a while, and the software maker today announced that it will also bring forth for the first time a 64-bit version of the photo editing program, reports Macworld.

At least initially, the high-end product will only be available for Vista owners because the programming language it's using, Carbon, is not perfectly compatible with Mac computers.

Adobe did not say either way whether it will eventually bring a 64-bit version to Mac later on.

According to Adobe, overall performance is increased by around 10% over the 32-bit version, and the time it takes to open a file or perform intensive editing procedures will be drastically cut.

Obviously it would take a toll on the computer, though. Users would need to have 4 GB of RAM to devote exclusively to Photoshop CS4.

Adobe has given no indication on when CS4 will be available at retail.
TG Daily

Put that RAM to work!
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4GB just for Photoshop? Or at least 4GB installed in the computer? Either way that is just a ridiculous amount of RAM needed for a photo editing program, regardless of how advanced it is. Other than that, sounds nice. Its about time such a widely used program has a 64-bit edition.
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why don't they start on 64bit flash player while they're at it. cause thats the only thing keeping me from using 64bit firefox.
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Good, then I can get rid of my pagefile once and for all.
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4GB just for Photoshop? Or at least 4GB installed in the computer? Either way that is just a ridiculous amount of RAM needed for a photo editing program, regardless of how advanced it is. Other than that, sounds nice. Its about time such a widely used program has a 64-bit edition.
I know photoshop can do more than just editing photos...otherwise it wouldnt be what..$600? lol..
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I know photoshop can do more than just editing photos...otherwise it wouldnt be what..$600? lol..
to be exact!
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adobe has always produced bloatware... Although photoshop has great features and is unmatched, it's still a bloated piece of software.
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Can't they just recompile with a 64-bit compiler? Lol.
    
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does that mean it will actually be able to utilize all of my ram, if so thats awesome
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Err... what the hell?
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