Understanding 64-bit support


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Understanding 64-bit support

One of the things that Illustrator users have been clamoring for is 64-bit support. Well, in CS6, you're getting your wish. That's right! Illustrator is now a 64-bit application on both the Mac and PC platforms. Now you might be thinking this is an amazing moment or you might be thinking, so what. Let me explain exactly what this means in terms of potential workflow enhancements for you. In previous versions of Illustrator it didn't matter how much RAM you had installed on your machine, because Illustrator was 32-bit, so it couldn't leverage more than 3 GB of RAM in any given time.

This means a lot of out of memory errors and even the occasional crash when you're rasterizing large files or working on multiple files simultaneously. It also meant that applying complex effects like Gaussian blurs and Drop Shadows took an eternity to render. With a 64-bit architecture, Illustrator can now leverage more RAM, which makes the processing time for things like effects and rast...

Understanding 64-bit support
Video duration: 1m 50s 56m 59s Intermediate Updated Oct 04, 2012

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Understanding 64-bit support provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 New Features

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