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Video Card Requirements and OpenGL

Many onOne products utilize OpenGL to enhance the performance of the preview area. OpenGL is graphics language that allows applications to perform work in the video card directly, rather than using only the CPU (processor) of your computer. This allows applications to make fast and fluid changes. This makes tools like the MaskingBrush and the MaskingBug to work.

However this means that your computer’s video card needs to meet certain requirements to use onOne products. Most video cards manufactured in the last three years meet these requirements.

Note: Certain Intel® HD Graphics Cards do not meet the minimum system requirements for video cards.

  • 1280×800 Minimum Resolution
  • 256 MB dedicated video RAM
  • Full OpenGL 2 compatibility
  • Millions of Colors

Much of todays modern graphics software, including tools from onOne and Adobe require OpenGL 2.0 (see Adobe’s  Open GL article here for Photoshop CS6). This means you need to have a video card that supports this, plus the most up-to-date drivers from the card manufacturer. Just because your video card meets these requirements doesn’t mean that the driver you are using takes advantage of them. Its important on Windows computers to update the video card driver frequently. Below are instructions on how to tell if your video card supports OpenGL 2.0 and how to update your driver to the latest version.

Click here to view how to check your video card for OpenGL 2.0 support.

Click here for instructions on updating your video card driver.