Photoshop CS4 - OpenGL disabled?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wallaby, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. wallaby macrumors 6502

    wallaby

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    I have a 2006 MBP 2.2Ghz with 128mb Nvidia 8600M graphics card. I installed a trial version of Photoshop CS4 back in November, and was able to use the OpenGL effects of zooming in and drift-moving the canvas around. However, having installed the full version earlier last month, I've noticed none of these features are enabled, and in Photoshop's preferences it claims I need a new video card or driver. My drivers should be up-to-date, as I've installed all Apple's firmware and software upgrades via autoupdate. Anyone with a similar machine experiencing these problems?
     
  2. wallaby thread starter macrumors 6502

    wallaby

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    In case anyone else has had this problem, I've figured it out.

    My video card is only 128mb and seems to only be able to handle one display at a time if I want to enable advanced drawing and OpenGL stuff in Photoshop. So if you have another monitor enabled with your 2007 2.2Ghz Macbook Pro, unplug the external monitor and you can enable OpenGL Drawing.

    Not a big deal for regular use, but it becomes important when using Photoshop CS4's 3D capabilities.
     

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