Adobe talks GPU acceleration for video apps - is Photoshop next?
Photoshop is definitely getting multi-core and GPU acceleration, although Nack says he can't spill the details yet. Pixel Bender is an early example of the kinds of features this could bring with it. Some new features only work with NVIDIA graphics cards so far, but Adobe is looking at supporting OpenCL in the future. Then there's the aforementioned hardware optimization: just like Adobe apps used to be optimized for PowerPC and Intel processors, they'll now be optimized for different graphics hardware.