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Any plans for a 64bit version

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:57 pm
by lvthunder
I am using FocalBlade and want to know if there is a 64 bit version in the works. My new 50D makes pretty big files so I'm upgrading to a computer that has at least 6 GB of RAM and I'd like to use CS4 in 64 bit mode.

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:34 am
by HaraldHeim
The current 32bit version of FocalBlade can already work with 4 GB of RAM under 64bit Vista, although it only needs a few MBs of RAM for processing images of any size. That's because it only processes images tile by tile. As even 32bit Photoshop can handle image files that are larger than the available RAM itself, you could still process incredible large images with the 32bit version of FocalBlade.

But I understand that performance with such huge files is better with 64bit. We are already working on a 64bit version of Focalblade.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:12 am
by Ron
Last night my Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate crashed while loading a standard image in Focalblade plugin. I'm using the 64bit version of Vista Home Premium, 4GB of RAM in the machine. Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate runs alright on it, but trying to load Focalblade freezes it and then it crashes. The Focalblade version I'm running is the older 1.04. I have no other problems with this machine, all runs smooth as silk.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:16 am
by HaraldHeim
You need at least Version 1.04b or better the latest 1.05 to run it under Vista.

Please contact us at
with your order details to get the latest version.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:24 am
by Ron
Aha, thanks Harald. I'll contact you soon.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:38 am
by Ron
OK, a message was sent with the link to this topic.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:50 pm
by Ron
:D The update works like a charm, no more problems!
Thanks again!

Confirming Focalblade with CS4 64bit

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:31 pm
Hello Harold,
I am not sure about what I read in the above messages.
1) I am running Vista 64bit with 8GB of ram and 64 bit CS4,
So will the 32 bit version of Focalblade 1.05 actually work ( but somehow degraded)?
2) If it does & so then I purchase it, will the 64bit version be a free upgrade when it arrives?

Jim Calvert

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:09 pm
by HaraldHeim
FocalBlade 1.05 only works in the 32bit version of Photoshop CS4 under Vista 64bit.

A 64bit version will come together with FocalBlade 2.

If you purchase FocalBlade now, you will get Version 2 for free in case the price has not been raised. That is because we give the new versions to people who purchased the old version six months brefore the new version was released. If FocalBlade 2 will cost more, then you will only have to pay the difference. So you do not lose anything if you order FocalBlade six months before a new major release comes out. FocalBlade 2 will certainly not need six month before it comes out.