Photoshop CS4 to feature Nvidia acceleration

Photoshop CS4 to feature Nvidia acceleration

By Ed Fear

September 24th 2008 at 3:17PM

Software will use GeForce and Quadro GPUs top create 'interactive digital canvas'

The latest version of Adobe's Creative Suite will support hardware acceleration with Nvidia GPUs, it has been announced.

Photoshop CS4 will utilise any present GeForce or Quadro GPUs in order to speed-up intensive operations such as HDR tone mapping, colour conversion, 3D movement and brush resizing, while also enabling real-time rotation and zooming of images. Creative Suite stablemates After Effects and Premiere Pro will also benefit from the extra horsepower to quicken HD video editing and effect generation.

“A critical element of CS4 was to capture the enormous power of the GPU,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe.

“The difference is astounding. Performance is important to creative professionals and with the Nvidia GPU, they are assured to be able to interact with images and videos in a much faster, smoother, more engaging way.”

Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing for Nvidia, added: “The GPU being a central ingredient of Adobe Creative Suite 4 is a monumental milestone in the computer industry. Adobe is the recognised leader in revolutionary content tools and this marks the beginning of the GPU accelerated creative revolution. We are honored to have been able to work so closely with the talented engineers at Adobe to help them take their world renowned suite to the next level.”