A frequent question I am asked is when some of the more popular Photoshop plug-ins will be available to run in Photoshop CS4 when using the 64-bit mode.
If you are using Windows Vista you can install both 32- and 64-bit versions of CS4 together. Existing plug-ins run fine in the 32-bit version of CS4; however to run in the 64-bit one they will require updating.
Alien Skin's Bokeh, "From changing the depth of field to placing a radial sweet spot and adding a vignette, Bokeh provides many techniques for realistic blurring and altering the mood of a scene."
Meanwhile their up-sizing tool, BlowUp 2, "uses an innovative algorithm that temporarily converts pixels to a vector representation which results in perfectly smooth, crisp edges". Bokeh and BlowUP 2 were anticipated to be on the market in December of 2008.
On December 9, 2008 Digital Anarchy announced the release of 64-bit compatible ToonIt! Photo 2.0 saying, "ToonIt! has been incredibly popular for video applications. The photographers and print designers who've seen it have asked us repeatedly when it will be available for Photoshop.
We're excited to finally release the product for still images because there's no better way of creating cartoon images." The company also provided 64-bit support for Knoll Light Factory 3.0, the lens flare-making toolkit "originally designed by Photoshop co-creator John Knoll to generate Photon Torpedoes in the Star Trek movies."