32bit support needs extending

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33bit support really needs to be extended to support some pretty basic things. Its lagging far behind. Things that need adding.

Curves adjustments
Overlay blending modes
Invert, both as adjustment layer and the ability to just invert an layer.

After effects has a lot of these things already.
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Peter Aylward

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Ronald Chambers

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I'd settle for 32 bit upgrades of all tools missing like histogram, Curves, .......   Almost 10 +/-  years since 32 bit per channel was announced.

RONC
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David Converse

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Ok I'm gonna disagree. Most users don't need 32 bit support and I don't want Adobe wasting development resources on that when they have a lot of other things to fix beforehand.
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Peter Aylward

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Most people don't need a poorly integrated 3d solution or content aware fill but that gets through. I haven't seen a useful upgrade in photoshop for at least 8 years. 
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matthew stevens

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i agree with peter on this one, no imporvment on 32bit features for 10 years.
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matthew stevens

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also if its implimented in AE already then surely the tech is there, so not sure how much developement resorces would be waisted? as its already been developed
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You are an outlier then. I've seen a number of useful new features. However, its also obvious that the development team is overwhelmed and they need to work on the core program.

Content-aware fill is HUGE for us photographers.

What advantages do you have from working in 32-bit mode that 16-bit won't work for?
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I've yet to see content-aware fill do a good job,  i've tried it hundred of times and always end up starting again and doing it manually.  I'm a photographer and retoucher and wouldn't be seen dead delivering work that had been content aware filled. Its just poor quality control. I implore you to raise your standards for your own sake.

32-bit is huge part of a VFX production workflow. If you don't know what it does then please don't even comment, you're wasting everyone's time. Just because you personally don't need a feature it doesn't mean 1000's of others don't.
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Ah yes, right to an ad hominem attack. I'm a working pro and my standards are just fine, thanks.

And I'll comment as much as I like. The problem is that you are the tail and there is an enormous dog with lots of other problems. Just because you want YOUR pet workflow developed doesn't mean those resources wouldn't be better spent elsewhere.
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matthew stevens

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Everyone is entitled to an opinion and they differ so that's just fine. But just because you don't need a feature and someone else does don't dismiss them as being a monitory . As you have seen everyone's needs are different so why do yours hold more value than anyone elses?
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All developers have to allocate resources because they can't fix everything. We know they are working on a new compositing engine and maybe it will add more 32-bit support. My point is that this request is for niche functionality and there are bigger fish to fry.
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matthew stevens

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And you are entitled to your opinion. And in your opinion is it niche fair enough. But that's just an opinion right?
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David, you're dead wrong and it's shocking that you think settling for functionality where you get (literally) less than 1/60,000th the amount of color value...is acceptable. There is a sizable working group of professional PS users relying on the 30-bit display functionality, working in its limited 32 bit capabilities, and really trying to maximize what kind of image quality PS is capable of. If that's beyond your image processing needs fair enough, but let's not pretend that working with massive increases in image quality and usability are some niche feature request... 
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I don't understand why I'm able to do stuff with 32bit in AE and then not repeat that in PS... Makes no sense.

Don't get me wrong, PS is a great tool, but so much of the architecture is old. Hopefully the acquisition of Allegorithmic will invigorate the devs to support this. 32bit is not new guys, HDR is here to stay. Not supporting it now would be the same as saying 'we're not supporting layers' 20 years ago because it's a 'niche' requirement. If you're shooting brackets, you're already halfway towards 32bit workflow. Why settle for an 8bit tone map of all that raw camera data???
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:shrug: Everyone wants their pet feature. I, personally, am voting against Adobe putting resources into 32-bit features. You can disagree.
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matthew stevens

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oh i have another 32bit request.... propper support for multilayer exrs
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This is a massive one if you're going from animation to print. 
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Richard Thompson

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also in with 32-bit support requests for content aware fill, adjustment layers, and the functions used to stitch panoramas etc. this is a sorely needed update! I must routinely resort to 3-4 other software titles outside the Adobe family to do really basic things related to created HDRI Domes (32-bit spherical imagery) for CGI purposes.