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Any reason NOT to use Photoshop 64 bit?

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I noticed CS5 Photoshop has two versions, the default 32 bit version that we are so accustomed to, and the unusual 64 bit version (if only more programs were 64 bit )

I only ask because I remember VirtualDub 64 bit was incompatable with some of the addons, thus making the 32 bit the "better version".
Edited by Z Overlord - 2/7/11 at 11:00pm
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Like you said, there are some plugins that are incompatible. But there really aren't that many.
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They are the same price, go buy the 64bit
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Ah, is there a way to figure out which plugins don't work? Any chart or database? Thanks, +rep
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I installed CS5 on the family pc and my pc, the family pc is 32bit, and using the same installer, I installed the 64bit version on mine
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only real difference that i have noticed between the two versions other than plugin compatibility is the loading at launch. 64bit seems to load a couple of seconds faster.
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Ah, is there a way to figure out which plugins don't work? Any chart or database? Thanks, +rep
Not that i know of. Infact, the only plugin i've found that doesn't work is fractillius.

64 bit is a must for any photo-editing using multiple layers, stacking, or panorama stitching. Otherwise the RAM useage hits 4GB and then just slows right down.
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