|Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 12:10 pm: |
This isn't a question but instead is praise for the 64bit edition of Panorama Factory, but includes gotchas not related to Panorama Factory. Several months ago I began using the 64bit version of Panorama Factory and I will tell you that I absolutely love it. It handles panoramas that I know would never have made through no matter how much memory I had on my 32bit WinXP system. And it's very, very fast! Yes, it takes special hardware but 64bit is the way the computing world has to go anyway. But as of today there are still some gotchas in the 64bit world, and they come in 2 forms; programs that won't install on X64 and drivers that you need that aren't available. Photoshop CS2 for example, I believe will install on X64 (I haven't tried) but theres no point in doing it because I need to print to an Epson 4000 and there are no X64 drivers for the Epson. So if you want to use 64bit Panorama Factory you need to work in the 32bit and the 64bit Windows worlds and even that doesn't work right yet! I create large TIF panoramas on 64bit Panorama Factory but I can't just copy them back to 32bit Windows XP because the drag and drop file copy doesn't seem to work right yet! So this praise for Panorama Factory 64bit but a few words of warning if you think you want to switch to 64bit Windows.