Do you really need to migrate to 64-bit systems?

Press Release (For immediate release)
Sep 9, 2009

An interview with Alex Gvozdev, the leading programmer for fCoder Group, Inc., has been published on In this interview, Mr. Gvozdev explains how 32- and 64-bit systems work, and comments on whether it reasonable to move to a 64-bit system.

Today most hardware vendors already offer consumer computers and laptops with 64-bit operating systems. But do you really need to migrate to those systems? Alex Gvozdev, the leading programmer for fCoder Group, Inc., believes “The time to migrate to 64-bit systems has not yet arrived.”

The vast majority of software applications available on the market today are still 32-bit. More importantly, most of these programs will work on 64-bit systems, and they will have the same characteristics as 32-bit programs. “In other words, effective memory use will increase only by using professional programs created specially for the 64-bit platforms,” Mr. Gvozdev observes.

In his interview, Mr. Gvozdev uses image viewing and conversion as an example, and specifies an image size where the need to use a 64-bit system arises: 120000 x 120000 pixels! But still, firstly, there are no (or at least very few) genuine 64-bit applications intended for working images of that size. Secondly, there is a 32-bit application that is capable of processing such images, the one Mr. Gvozdev develops as a part of fCoder Group, Inc., Image Converter Plus. Thirdly, and most important, it is very unlikely that consumers will encounter images of such detail unless they are produced with their photo cameras. Notably, the largest image produced with a consumer oriented digital photo camera is 8000 x 8000 pixels. So, it is more likely that their computers will become outdated before the need arises to migrate to a 64-bit operating system.

But are there cases when you really need a 64-bit system? Mr. Gvozdev says that 64-bit systems “[are] not the sphere of consumer tasks: databases, Web servers, shared network resources, archiving, editing video films, 3-D modeling, and sound editing. All of these are professional activities that require the installation of expensive software products.”

The full interview is available at

About fCoder Group, Inc

Founded in 1998, fCoder Group, Inc. is a software developer specializing in document imaging, image processing and digital photo editing applications. Its products are used by individuals, businesses, educational environments and government institutions worldwide. Its best selling products are Universal Document Converter, Image Converter Plus and PhotoMix. For more information, visit the company’s website at