How to check your video card for OpenGL 2.0 support – Windows only
Please download the OpenGL Doctor application by clicking here. Once you run this application, it will show which version of OpenGL is supported. Please see the example image below (OpenGL support is shown in the red box). If the video card does not support OpenGL 2.0 the products will not function properly. In most cases, the video card only requires a driver update. Click here to view instructions for updating the video card driver. Please also note some video cards do have support for OpenGL 2.0, but do not have the required dedicated VRAM. For information on all video card requirements and OpenGL, please click here.
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.
- 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). This means you need to have a video card that supports this, plus the most up-to-date drivers from the card manufacture. 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 support OpenGL2 and how to update your driver to the latest version.