Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a brief list of common questions relating to Pixel Vistas products. Please feel free to contact us with any queries about our products, and we may add them to the FAQ.
- What are the system requirements? On a PC, our products require Microsoft Windows XP and Adobe Photoshop. On a Mac, an Intel-based machine running Photoshop CS3 is needed. As with Photoshop itself, a fast CPU and a large amount of memory will be beneficial when running either plug-in. (We recommend a minimum of 1Gb of RAM for PhotoLift; a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 is also required.)
- Do the plug-ins work with Windows Vista? PhotoLift is Vista-compatible. Users of EasySharp may encounter Vista compatibility issues, particularly if you have DEP enabled. (We hope to address these problems in an upgrade to the product in 2008.)
- Are there Macintosh versions? Yes! PhotoLift is now available for the Mac, with EasySharp hopefully to follow in 2008.
- What version of Photoshop is required? On Windows, our plug-ins are compatible with Photoshop CS, CS2 and CS3, and also with Photoshop Elements 5.0. (You may have success with earlier versions, but this is not guaranteed.) On Macintosh, you’ll need Photoshop CS3 to run the plug-in.
- Can I use Pixel Vistas plug-ins with Paint Shop Pro or GIMP? Unfortunately, no. Our plug-ins require an Adobe host in order to use the Adobe Dialog Manager.
- What image modes are supported? Our plug-ins support both 8- and 16-bit image depths, and image modes including RGB, grayscale, Lab, and CMYK.
- Can I record actions with Pixel Vistas plug-ins? Can I use them as smart filters in CS3? With EasySharp, yes. EasySharp is fully scriptable, meaning it can be used in actions, scripts and as Photoshop CS3 smart filters. PhotoLift can be included in actions and scripts, but it’s not a parametric filter and will always pop a dialog.
- How can I stay informed about upgrades? Product upgrades will be announced on the news page. We don’t keep an email list; instead, we have a news feed which is our official channel for announcements. You can subscribe to the feed using your newsreader of choice. Alternatively, click here to subscribe to the feed by email.