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Phocus 1.0 for Windows Readme

I thought I would post the full contents from the Phocus for Windows 1.0 readme. Note: the Functionality Level located at the bottom.

Phocus 1.0 for Windows

Run PhocusInstaller.exe to install Phocus. This installer will automatically detect the operating system, and install the required components. If the automatic installation procedure described above fails, use the manual installation procedure described in the setup.txt document.

It is recommended to keep the windows installation up-to-date with the latest window updates. Phocus require a particular update for Windows XP SP2. Its name is "XMLLite for Windows XP (KB915865)" for Windows XP SP2 32 bit, or "XMLLite for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB915865)" for Windows XP SP2 64 bit. XMLLite is included is Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista.
The installation kit includes XMLLite for XP in English. If you are using a different language, please use windows update, or read the setup.txt.

From the “Help” menu in Phocus, you can use “Report a Bug” to automatically create an e-mail with all the debugging information that Phocus can provide. Debug files can as well be accessed directly via the “Help” menu under “Support folder”. All files in the support folder serve a debugging purpose. They can be deleted, but please do email us a copy on before doing so.

Phocus for Windows supports both 32/64-bit XP and Vista operating systems. Minimum service pack levels are - Windows XP service pack 2 and Vista sevice pack 1. Phocus may run on older and/or other operating systems than listed above. Hasselblad will however not guarantee correct operation or performance with these configurations, and consequently cannot offer technical support for these environments. This as well applies to operating Phocus on emulated operating systems like Parallels or VMWare. Phocus will run via Boot Camp.

System Requirements
Below you will find three different performance configuration examples. Please be aware that these examples are general and may vary depending on the manufacturer of the actual hardware. They may be used only as a basic guideline for configuring a computer to a given performance. To ensure a good user experience in Phocus, we recommend that your system at least conform to the “Acceptable Performance” example described below.

Recommended PC Configurations
Acceptable performance (Using 22” monitor or less)
Laptop PC: Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent), 2Gb memory, 256Mb Radeon HD 3650 graphics card.
Desktop PC: Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent), 2Gb memory, 256Mb HD 3450 graphics card.

Good performance
Laptop PC: Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent), 4Gb memory, 256Mb Nvidia Quadro NVS 320 M graphics card.
Desktop PC : Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent), 4Gb memory, 512Mb Geforce 9600 GT graphics card.

High Performance
Laptop PC: Intel Pro Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent), 4Gb memory, 512Mb NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M graphics card.
Desktop PC: Core 2 Quad (or AMD equivalent), 8Gb memory, 1Gb Geforce 9800 GT graphics card.

Non-Recommended PC Configurations
Phocus may run using older and/or other configurations than the listed examples above. Hasselblad cannot guarantee correct operation or performance with these configurations. Older Pentium machines and/or main boards with on-board graphics adapters are generally not recommended, as they provide less performance for Phocus to perform well.

Graphics card
At least 256Mb of video RAM is required. Unlike older graphics applications such as Photoshop and FlexColor, Phocus utilizes the processing power available in the graphics card to provide precise real time feedback for adjustment changes. Therefore, just as with Aperture, the viewer performance is very much dependent on the quality of the graphics adapter. In general, more video RAM is better, especially if you plan to work with 30” displays or dual monitor setups. Not all graphic adapters are supported! As a minimum Direct X 9.0c compatible graphic adapters are required, yet not all are guaranteed to work.

The following is a list of graphic adapters that meets the requirements:

Quadro series Radeon HD 4800 Series GMA 3500 (limitations apply)
GeForce 9 series Radeon HD 3000 Series GMA 3100 (limitations apply)
GeForce 8 series Radeon HD 2000 Series
GeForce 7 series Radeon X 1000 Series (limitations apply)
GeForce 6 series

While viewer performance is very dependent on GUI (Graphics Processing Unit) power, the CPU (Central Processing Unit) will have the most influence on functions such as export where speed benefits from higher CPU clock rate (GHz) and maximum core utilization. It should also be mentioned that performance of the viewer at 100% and above is also CPU core and clock rate dependent. The above performance examples are not specific in regards to CPU speed (GHz). In general,- the higher the speed of the CPU and the higher amount of cores you have, the higher performance you will achieve.

Memory (RAM)
2GB is acceptable but 4GB (or more) is a better choice especially if you are running Photoshop at the same time. Phocus for Windows will when running on a 64-bit operating system, take full advantage of more than 4GB - which may improve performance when browsing folders with a large number of images.

Functionality Level
The functionality level of Phocus version 1.0 for Windows is to be approximately compared with Phocus 1.0 for the Mac platform. Support for foreign languages, image rotation, custom white balance, overlay and user registration is not yet available. As well as - undo/redo of adjustments, custom sorting of thumbnails, show crop on thumbnails, re-arranging folders under “Favorites”, customization of “Toolbar”. All these features and functionalities will be available in future releases of Phocus for Windows.

Paul Claesson
Hasselblad USA