|PD Pro 8.2 works
great on Windows 7 and 8. It also runs on Windows Vista
and Windows XP. Some parts will experience extra
acceleration if the GPU can be used.
- Currently (as of v8.2), the GPU
is used by the 3D designer filter for lighting, by
the Mandelbrot filter, and the new, updated Bokeh
blur (the filter formerly known as custom blur)
filter. There's also a benchmark feature on
the settings panel.
The minimum requirements for GPU
support are as follows, otherwise CPU code is used
- GPU support is implemented
through the MS concurrency runtime (VC++ AMP)
- Windows 7 or 8. (the program
will work on XP and Vista, but without GPU
- Direct X 11 and a card that
- No compatibility modes can be
set for the program other than "administrator"
A clean install of 8.2 is going to be required.
- uninstall your
prior version, if you have an earlier version, even if
it is 8.0 or 8.1
- and install the new
This is needed for several reasons:
1) we have eliminated a
number of plugins by integrating them into the main
program. An uninstall of the old version will
remove old plugins without removing user installed
plugins (such as AnyFX).
2) we have reorganized our brush