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How to Install Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2016/Office 365

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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
50+ yrs in computer industry. Everything from programming to sales. OS kernel dev on mainframes. CIO. Document imaging. EE MVE 2015 & 2016.
Microsoft Office Picture Manager was included in Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, but not in Office 2013. Users had hopes that it would be in Office 2016/Office 365, but it is not. Fortunately, the same zero-cost technique that works to install it with Office 2013 also works with Office 2016/Office 365.
In a previous article here at Experts Exchange, I explained how to install Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2010 with Office 2013. This was necessitated by Microsoft's removal of Picture Manager from the Office 2013 suite — it had been included in Office 2003, Office 2007, and Office 2010. Many users, this author included, had high hopes that the folks at Microsoft would include it in Office 2016/Office 365, but they did not.

Microsoft's position on this is that Windows Photo Gallery (previously called Windows Live Photo Gallery), which supersedes Picture Manager, has the same functionality as Picture Manager, and more. Whether that's true or not, many users still prefer Picture Manager, and if you went straight from Office 2010 (or earlier) to Office 2016/Office 365, you may be surprised and disappointed to find that it is missing. This article explains how to install Picture Manager with Office 2016/Office 365.

Having mentioned Office 365, let's take a detour on that. Office 365 has a subscription (recurring) licensing model, while Office 2016 has a perpetual (one-time) licensing model. Currently, one of the Office 365 subscriptions (Office 365 Business Essentials) has only web versions of the Office modules, while the other Office 365 subscriptions (Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 Home, and Office 365 Personal) have both web versions and Office 2016 desktop versions. The various plans contain different Office modules and have different costs. I am not documenting the plans or even providing URLs in this article, as I expect Microsoft to change the plans and the links over time. When you're ready to move forward with an Office 365 subscription, a web search for "office 365" will certainly find the latest plans and prices. In the meantime, if you want to experiment with a free, one-month trial of Office 365, including the Office 2016 desktop apps, I published two video Micro Tutorials here are at Experts Exchange that should be helpful:
How to get a free trial of Office 365 with the Office 2016 desktop applications
How to install the Office 2016 desktop applications that come with the free trial of Office 365 Home

While many of the Office 365 subscriptions currently (and surely will in the future) contain desktop versions of Office 2016 modules, Picture Manager is not currently (and almost surely will not be in the future) included with any Office 365 subscriptions. This, of course, makes perfect sense, since it isn't even an Office 2016 module! However, installing it as described in this article will work alongside both the web and desktop versions of the Office 2016 modules that are part of Office 365 subscriptions.

Back from the Office 365 detour, let's continue with the installation of Picture Manager. As mentioned in my previous article, Picture Manager is a component of SharePoint Designer 2010, which is available as a free download at the Microsoft site:

32-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16573

64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24309

The 32-bit/64-bit distinction refers to the bit-level of your Office applications, not the bit-level of your Windows. For this article, I used my system that contains the 32-bit Office 2016 apps that were installed as part of the Office 365 subscription in the two video Micro Tutorials mentioned earlier (on 64-bit Windows 7).

Note that Picture Manager is not a component of SharePoint Designer 2013. Furthermore, Microsoft announced at the Ignite 2015 conference that there will not be a SharePoint Designer 2016, i.e., SharePoint Designer 2013 is the final release of that product. This means that SharePoint Designer 2010 is the last version to contain Picture Manager.

After downloading the correct bit-level for your Office environment, run the SharePoint Designer 2010 setup program. You will see the license agreement, which I recommend reading in its entirety, but the key term is this:

1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices.
Acceptance of the license agreement will result in a legal installation of Picture Manager, i.e., one that is in license compliance.

Continue with the setup wizard and you'll see this:

Customize-install.jpg
Click the Customize installation button and in the Installation Options tab, click the drop-down arrow in all three main areas under Microsoft Office, selecting Not Available:

Not-Available.jpg
After selecting Not Available in all three main sections (Microsoft SharePoint Designer, Office Shared Features, Office Tools), you'll have this:

Deselect-everything.jpg
Now Expand Office Tools by clicking the plus sign and you'll see Microsoft Office Picture Manager. This is the only component that you need to install. Click the drop-down arrow next to Microsoft Office Picture Manager and select Run from My Computer, causing the red X to disappear. Then click the Install Now button:

Select-Picture-Manager.jpg
The installer will run and you will receive the installation completed dialog:

Installation-completed.jpg
Here's what my Office program groups looked like before the Picture Manager installation:

Office-2016-program-group.jpg
Here's what they look like afterwards:

Office-program-group.jpg
There's a new Microsoft Office group next to the Microsoft Office 2016 group and it contains Microsoft Office Picture Manager, which works alongside the Office 2016/Office 365 applications:

Picture-Manager-2010-working-with-Of.jpg
Article Update on 15-January-2017: My thanks to reader Roberto Bertolini, who was kind enough to provide some screenshots showing what happened during his installation on Windows 10. First, here's his screenshot of the Installation Progress dialog:

Roberto-W10-Installation-Progress.gif
Second, here's his screenshot of the dialog showing the choices for the update settings:

Roberto-W10-Update-Settings.gif
Third, here's his screenshot of the W10 Start Menu with the new Picture Manager program group:

Roberto-W10-Program-Group.gif
Thanks again to Roberto for sharing. I've updated the article in the hopes that it will help other members during installation.

If you find this article to be helpful, please click the thumbs-up icon below. This lets me know what is valuable for EE members and provides direction for future articles. Thanks very much! Regards, Joe
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by:Member_2_7970868
Sit i want microsoft windows 10 prox64-1607 last updated.....plz tell me how can i find it......
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Member_2_7970868,
I think you're asking how to find Microsoft Office Picture Manager after installing it in Windows 10 via the instructions in this article. If that isn't what you mean, please clarify your question. If that is what you mean, you should be able to click on the Start button and then look in the alphabetical listing under "M" for Microsoft Office Picture Manager. If that doesn't work, click the Search button on the taskbar (to the right of the Start button — it says "Ask me anything" when you hover) and start typing the word picture — you should see something like this:

search for app in W10
Then click on Microsoft Office Picture Manager to run it.

As a side comment, if you don't like the W10 Start menu user interface (I don't), you may want to consider installing Classic Shell, which can make your W10 look like W2K, XP, or Vista/W7:
Make Windows 10 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell

You can also do the same on your W8/8.1 computers:
Make Windows 8 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell

Regards, Joe
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by:C bass
Joe,

Thank you SOOOOO much!   Stupid MS Office "upgrade" taking out Picture Manager!  Grrrrrr.

I had read this tutorial on another site, but it failed.  The directions were not nearly as informative and detailed as yours.  I sincerely appreciate the effort you made in putting this together!

Thanks so very much!
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Hi C Bass,
You're very welcome! And thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today and reading, upvoting, and saying such nice things about my article — I really appreciate that! Regards, Joe
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Thanks !
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi P P,
You're welcome! And thanks to you for joining EE today and reading my article. If you take a moment to click the thumbs-up icon at the end of the article (currently says "19"), I'll appreciate it. Welcome aboard to EE! Regards, Joe
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by:anita kooistra
thank you very much for this very clear written article. It has been a lot of help.

kind regards,

Anita.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Anita,
I see that you joined EE today — welcome aboard! You're very welcome — I'm glad my article has helped you. And thanks to you for the kind words and the endorsement. Regards, Joe
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by:m koole
Thanks, that worked great!  lI had just purchased office 365 and was surprised it wasnt a part of the package
Marinus
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're welcome, Marinus. I'm glad that it worked well for you. And thanks to you for joining EE today, reading my article, and endorsing it — very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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by:Patrik Kallback
Dear Joe,
Thank you for your article!
Microsoft Office Picture Manage is a very important tool for me since it simplifies cropping of images.

/Patrik
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Patrik,
You're very welcome. And thanks to you for joining EE today, reading my article, and providing feedback on your usage of Picture Manager. If you take a moment to click the thumbs-up icon at the end of the article to endorse it, I'll really appreciate that. Regards, Joe
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by:Al Galindo
Thank you for the useful article, Joe.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're welcome, Al. And thanks to you for joining EE today, reading my article, and endorsing it — much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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by:Carlos DeLuna
Thank you so much.  I will keep an open mind for picture gallery  but it doesn't beat  what has worked well in the past  and you are used to it.

Thanks Again Joe
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're welcome, Carlos. I agree with you — Picture Manager has worked well for me for a long time and I'm very comfortable with it. Thanks for joining EE today and reading my article. I'll appreciate it if you take a moment to click the thumbs-up icon at the end of the article to endorse it. Regards, Joe
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by:Namir Amso
That was just great to summarise these steps and add this popular software. Thank you very much for your time. Happy New Year 2017
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're very welcome, Namir. And thanks to you for joining EE today, reading my article, and providing feedback. Happy New Year to you and yours! Regards, Joe
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by:Roberto Bertolini
Hello Joe,
great article, yours! You have been solving me an annoying problem, I mean not to have Microsoft Office tool for picture editing, in Office2016. By the way: I've met a slightly different procedure, in installing the tool. Second, I've taken down some pictures showing what appears in Win10 after the installation. If you wish, I can upload you them, just to complete your brilliant article.
In any case, thanks so much once again.
Roberto from Italia
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Roberto,
Thank you for the compliment — I appreciate it! I'm interested in seeing the pictures that you have, so I suggest that you send them to me via the EE Message System, which allows attached files up to 50MB in a single message. I also suggest that your email address be removed from your post, as the spambots may get hold of it. In fact, the EE Terms of Use say this: "You should refrain from using identifiers in choosing your Username and in your postings that would compromise your privacy, such as your email address, URLs, street address, or telephone or fax numbers." I'll try to get an EE Admin to remove the phrase "please send me a mail at...". Regards, Joe
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Removed email address from Robert's comment.
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Kyle,
Thanks for the ultra-fast fix! Cheers, Joe
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by:Gerald Daniel
Thanks so much for the MS Office Picture tutorial with screenshots. The process went flawlessly!. We're still using WIn 7 at work on a 1000+ user network so I have been disappointed in not having Picture to use at home with WIN 10.
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You're welcome, Gerald. And thanks to you for joining EE today and reading my article. I'm glad to hear that the process worked flawlessly for you on W10. Regards, Joe
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by:Roberto Bertolini
Hi Joe and staff!
thx for removing my e-mail account! @Joe: sorry for my delay, I'm sending you the pictures in scope.
Roberto
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Roberto,
Thanks for sending the pictures. I'll look at them soon. Regards, Joe
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by:Dori Schmetterling
Installation worked a treat.  Loved the step-by-step instructions.  Thank you!
Recently I had to have Office 2016 installed (in Windows 10) from 2010 (unfortunately...) and today I faced the issue of image-file size reduction. I faffed around with Photos, then with Paint.  At least in Paint it was easy to reduce, but one has to arrive at an appropriate size by trial and error.  In 2010 Picture Manager one can immediately see what the new compressed file size will be.
I have yet to try picture editing in Photos but I found Picture Manager Auto Correct to satisfy most of my simple needs.
I was beginning to think of finding a way of installing 2010 Picture Manager from my Office 2010 discs (I already prepared Access 2010...), but this saved me some effort.

One question: I was not able to find the Office Update options that you show.
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by:Mamuud Abu
Hi Joe,

Great step by step guide to installing picture manager.
I found it really easy to use and have successfully installed picture manager.
Need Picture manager to reduce size of a ton of pictures at once. Something Paint is not optimized for.
Am now good to go thanks to you.
Keep up the good work
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Dori,
I'm glad to hear that the installation worked for you and that the step-by-step instructions were helpful. You're very welcome — and my thanks to you for joining EE today, reading and endorsing my article, and providing feedback.

Regarding the Office Update options, that screenshot came from reader Roberto Bertolini. I did not receive that dialog during my installation on W7. But in W10, you can enable updates for other MS products via:

Start
Settings
Update & security
Advanced options
Tick the "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows. " box

Regards, Joe
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Mamuud,
Good to know that my step-by-step guide resulted in a successful Picture Manager installation for you. And thanks to you for joining EE today, reading and endorsing my article, and providing feedback. Regards, Joe
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by:Dori Schmetterling
Hi Joe
Thanks for the swift response. I am familiar with the Update settings in Win 10 (Pro) and, indeed, had already set them as you suggested.  I had thought that there was something different because of the installation of an Office 2010 component that related to that component.
No worries.
BTW, I had been aware of the loss of Picture Manager after Office 2010 as I had been seeing complaints in various forums.  It hadn't been relevant to me until suddenly very recently...
Great support. Greetings and Happy New Year from London.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Dori,
You're welcome — and thanks to you for the update. Like you, I didn't find it relevant — until I installed Office 2013. I had hopes that Microsoft would correct the omission in Office 2016, but they did not. In fact, they made it worse by removing Picture Manager from the SharePoint Designer 2013 — and worse still by killing the SharePoint Designer entirely! There will not be a SharePoint Designer 2016, so there's no hope for getting Picture Manager via the method in this article, except for SharePoint Designer 2010, which is getting long in the tooth, and I worry could stop working with some future release of Office.

Thanks for the greetings from one of the world's truly great cities. Happy New Year back at you! Cheers, Joe
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by:J Caudle
Saved my bacon tonight!  I hate the loss of functionality that inevitable follows an upgrade of Microsoft Office.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
> Saved my bacon tonight!

I'm glad to hear it.

> I hate the loss of functionality that inevitable follows an upgrade of Microsoft Office.

I'm with you on that.

Thanks for joining EE today, reading my article, and endorsing it. Welcome to EE! Regards, Joe
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by:Howard Simpson
I lost one of the functional features that I utilized with Picture Manager when I upgraded to Office 2016. When I select multiple pictures, right click, then send to Microsoft Office, I used to be able to send all the photos to a Power Point and they would all show up on separate slides so that I could easily prepare for a presentation. Now when I right click and select send to Microsoft Office, it does not recognize that I have Office installed on my computer. Do you know of any work around for this error?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Howard,
First, thanks for joining EE today and reading my article — welcome aboard!

This issue is discussed at my earlier article on this same subject for Office 2013:
How to Install Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013

Scroll down to the post by Schitzngiggles on 2014-09-02 and read all of the subsequent posts through 2015-01-07.

As you can see there, the only work-around that I'm aware of to insert multiple images into PowerPoint is to select as many as you want in the Insert Picture dialog using the standard Windows methods, such as the Ctrl key to select specific ones and the Shift key to select a range of them. As I mentioned there, it seems to me that it's just as much of a time saver doing it this way as a group select in Send To. I know it's not what you wanted to hear, but I don't know of any way to make Send To work in this situation. Regards, Joe
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by:Joan MacDonald
Thank you SO much for this. I use Microsoft Picture Manager all the time. I'm an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language) and I need to use pictures and word documents to create lesson-appropriate materials almost daily. I just bought myself a nice desktop to work at home, installed the 2016 Office, and was NOT happy to find that Picture Manager was not part of the new Office. The combination of Word, Paint and Picture Manager works well for me, and I'm familiar with them. Without the convenience and functionality of all three working together, there's no particular reason for me to stick with Microsoft Office Suite. Fortunately I found your helpful article. Your clear directions and the accompanying screenshots guided me through the process without a hitch. Thank you again, and Microsoft should thank you too. They came perilously close to losing this small but furious customer to Office Libre.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Joan,

You're very welcome — and my thanks to you for joining EE today, reading and endorsing my article, and saying such kind words! Also, I really appreciate your taking the time to provide that detailed feedback on your circumstances — it is interesting to hear such details on how/why the article helped you. I'm sure that I'll have to be satisfied with your thank you (and that of other EE members), as I don't think one will be coming my way from Microsoft. :)

Great to have you in the EE community! Regards, Joe
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by:Tari Chan
Thank you, this's so helpful...
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're welcome, Tari, I'm glad you found it helpful. And thanks to you for joining EE today and reading my article. Welcome aboard! Regards, Joe
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by:Ibrahin Gómez
Excelente
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Thanks for the compliment, Ibrahin — I appreciate it! I see that you joined EE today, so let me welcome you to our community! Regards, Joe
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by:Adarsh Sharma
Too helpful. Couldn't expect better than this. Thanks all the way!
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by:Adarsh Sharma
Can you please guide me on as to how to include logo image in outlook signature on the left side of the signature content? TIA
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Adarsh,
First, thanks for joining EE today, reading my article, endorsing it, and saying such nice things about it — all very much appreciated!

Second, regarding your question about your Outlook signature, this is not the right place to post that. Comments at articles (and video Micro Tutorials) should be about that specific article (or video). To ask a question here at EE, click the white-on-blue Ask a Question button at the top of every EE page. It will open the Ask Your Question form where you enter a subject for the question (currently, the form calls it Title), a detailed description of the question, and then Topics for it. For more information on how to ask questions at EE, these two support articles will be helpful:

How do I ask a question?
How to Succeed at Experts Exchange as an Asker

Welcome aboard! Regards, Joe
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by:Alain Litzellmann
That's perfect ! I found my Office Manager back. Thank you !
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're welcome, Alain, and thanks to you for joining EE today and reading my article. I'm glad to hear that you now have your your Microsoft Office Picture Manager back. If you take a moment to click the thumbs-up icon at the end of the article (not the one underneath this comment), I'll appreciate it. Regards, Joe
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by:Liz Bottia
Excelente artículo!! Muchas gracias!!!
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're very welcome, Liz, and thanks to you for joining EE today and reading my article — and for the compliment — I appreciate it! Welcome to Experts Exchange! Regards, Joe
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by:Nas Ser
It was very helpful ..... Thanks man.

I did successfully on my hp Laptop... but it did not work with Lenovo :-( !!!
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're welcome, Nas, and thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today, reading my article, and endorsing it — much appreciated! I'm glad to hear that the method was successful on your HP laptop, but I don't know why it would fail on a Lenovo machine — the hardware shouldn't matter. What version and bit-level of Windows is running on the Lenovo? Do you have other Office modules on it? If so, what version and bit-level? Regards, Joe
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by:Nas Ser
Thanks to you, Joe, It is my pleasure joining Experts Exchange!
I don't knew either why it failed on my Lenovo!! I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and Office 2013. The good news is that the problem is solved and now I'm enjoying the Microsoft Office Picture Manager using [Share Point Designer 2007] thanks to your method :-) !!

Kind regards,
Nas
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Nas,
Thanks for the update. I'm happy to hear that the problem is solved and you have Picture Manager back! Regards, Joe
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by:Cassandra Menne
Thank you so much - this was really helpful as I could not find another program easily accessible to compress photos for use on our schools website!! VERY HELPFUL
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Cassandra,
You're very welcome. And my thanks back to you for joining Experts Exchange today, reading my article, and providing your feedback. I'm glad that you found the article to be helpful. Best of luck with your school's website. Regards, Joe
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by:sean oconnor
Thank you for this excellent tutorial.  One question:  The program opens fine and has all the functionality I'm used to, but all of the menus, tool bars, dropdowns, icons -- everything about it -- is "off" in resolution.  Just a tad fuzzy, not hi-res like the rest of my programs.  Brand new Dell Alienware PC, Windows 10 Pro, 16GB memory, pretty high end machine.  Is this just the way it is supposed to look?  It's the 64 bit version, which I'm almost certain is the right one
(doubt it would work at all if it was the wrong version).  Thank you for any help you could provide on this.
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by:Dori Schmetterling
Joe, following up on our earlier exchange about installing Picture Manager after losing it to MS Office 2013/16, I thought I would mention that after installing the update function as you suggested, I found myself having Office 2010 again and all files open in it when clicking on them in File Explorer.  I can avoid that by accessing them via the relevant programme.
Although I prefer the 2010 interface appearance I would prefer to work in 2016.

It seem the update manager downloads updates for everything that it sees and then some, and Picture Manager is, of course, Office 2010...

Any solution?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
> Thank you for this excellent tutorial.

You're welcome, Sean, and thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today and reading my article.

> Is this just the way it is supposed to look?

I've done the installation of Picture Manager via this method on many computers and have never seen this issue. The resolution of the program should not be different from the resolution of your other programs. My first thought is to check the Properties of the shortcut and look at the Settings in the Compatibility tab. I just installed the 64-bit version in a W10 sandbox — here's the shortcut that the installer created:

Picture Manager Compatibility Settings W10
Make sure that none of those Settings is enabled, as some of them could affect the program's appearance.

> doubt it would work at all if it was the wrong version

Correct. It will not let you install the 32-bit version if you have 64-bit Office installed, and will not let you install the 64-bit version if you have 32-bit Office installed. To be clear, the bit level refers to Office, not Windows. Regards, Joe
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Dori,

Yes, installing Picture Manager via the method in this article results in an installation of (parts of) Office 2010. However, if Picture Manager is the only app that you installed from the SharePoint Designer 2010 (which is what the article recommends), then you should not have any other Office 2010 apps, except Upload Center, which is also installed. So clicking on any other file type, such as DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, etc., in Windows/File Explorer should not result in an Office 2010 app being run — presumably, no other 2010 apps are even installed.

I would expect the update manager to update only Picture Manager and Upload Center and other supporting 2010 files, if any, but I would not expect it to update any Office 2013 or Office 2016 files. I've installed Picture Manager via the method in this article on numerous systems with Office 2016 (and also Office 2013, as described in my other article), and have not seen a problem such as the one you mentioned.

I suppose it's possible that the file associations got messed up, i.e., that your Excel 2016 doesn't own XLS/XLSX files, your Word 2016 doesn't own DOC/DOCX files, etc. If that's the case, you can fix that in all the standard ways, such as Control Panel>Default Programs, or simply right-click in File Explorer on any file that should be opening in Office 2016 and do Open with>Choose default program, then select (or browse to) the proper Office 2016 app. Regards, Joe
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by:Dori Schmetterling
Thanks, Joe. The file associations are fine; just checked.  Also, when I right-click in a file to get "Open with" I get both versions but both may open in 2010...even though both icons are marked 2016, whether Word or Excel.  Some files may open in 2016.
In the programme list I found MS Office 2010, which I thought I had uninstalled (and reinstalled Access 2010) when I was given access to Office 365 desktop version (in 2016 guise).  Only Outlook is always in 2016.
I do have the discs for 2010.

Maybe I did something wrong, but I was sure I followed the instructions correctly for Picture Manager.  It's not a terrible but was wondering why and if there is an easy fix other than uninstalling 2010 again...
It's weird, or what?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Dori,
I'm not understanding what is and isn't installed on your system. When you first posted here, I thought you had uninstalled Office 2010 and installed Office 2016, whereupon you ran into the missing Picture Manager. Now it sounds as if Office 2010 apps are still on your system, since you say that a right-click>Open with gets you both versions — by that, I presume you mean both the 2010 app and the 2016 app, such as Excel 2010 and Excel 2016 for an XLSX file, or Word 2010 and Word 2016 for a DOCX file. But then the plot thickens when you say that some files open in 2016. Maybe all of this has to do with the reinstallation of Access 2010 and not Picture Manager 2010. All I can say is that I've never seen this behavior with the installation of Picture Manager as described in this article or my comparable Office 2013 article.

In any event, something is clearly not right. I'd be tempted to uninstall everything related to Office 2010 and Office 2016, then do a fresh install of Office 2016. Take a breath there and test everything to make sure that none of the weirdness is occurring. Then install Picture Manager 2010 via the method in this article. Take another breath there and test everything again to make sure that none of the weirdness is occurring. Finally, install Access 2010. Take one more breath and test everything again to make sure that none of the weirdness is occurring. Either everything will be working fine at that point or somewhere along the way you will have determined who the culprit is. Regards, Joe
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by:Ash Zamora
Good day!

Hi Joe, I badly needed your help please. Here is the scenario.

I opened a picture using picture manager then I tried to send it to office 2016, but it always pop up a message that I need to install office, which I already had. Is there any workaround for this issue? Thanks in advance!
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Ash,
First, let me welcome you to Experts Exchange! Thanks for joining EE today and reading my article.

You have bumped into the one-and-only issue (so far) that doesn't work with this method, i.e., Send To>Microsoft Office. You may read about it in the comments here, but I can't give you a link to the specific comment, because EE doesn't provide links for comments at articles. So you'll need to scroll down (or do a browser search) at this article until you find the comment by Howard Simpson on 2017-02-15. Note that my reply to Howard points to this same issue being discussed at my earlier article on this method for Office 2013:
How to Install Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013

You ask if there is a work-around for this issue — the quick answer is to use Insert>Pictures in your Office 2016 apps, which looks like this, for example, in Word 2016:

Word 2016 Insert Pictures
More details on the work-around are in my comments to Howard at this article and to Schitzngiggles at the other article. Regards, Joe
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by:Ash Zamora
I only logged in to say thank you for your prompt response, Joe! I appreciate it.

Warmest regards,
Ash
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
You're welcome, Ash. Nice to have you at Experts Exchange. Regards, Joe
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by:Michal Robak
Cheers Joe, very helpful article :) all clear and understand full
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Michal,
Thanks for joining Experts Exchange today and saying such nice things about my article — I appreciate it! If you get a chance to click the thumbs-up icon at the end of the article (not the icon on this comment), I'll be grateful — that is considered an "endorsement" of the article, which means that you found it to be helpful. Regards, Joe
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by:Girish Sumaria
Awesome - why don't the software vendors take a poll from the user community before deciding on roadmap for a product so popular with users?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Hi Girish,
That's a very good question! This article has 132,685 views and my earlier article on the same subject for Office 2013 has 608,773 views. So that's nearly three-quarters of a million users who visited these articles, no doubt when they found Picture Manager missing in their Office 2013 and/or Office 2016. Makes you wonder what Microsoft was thinking when they removed it from the Office suite. Btw, I see that you joined Experts Exchange today, so let me say — Welcome Aboard! Regards, Joe
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