How to Install and Get “Microsoft Office Picture Manager” Back in Office 2013 and 2016

If you are using Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 2016, you might have noticed that the new Office suites don't come with "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" program. Picture Manager was an excellent and small program included in Office suite which used to help users in viewing, editing and managing pictures quickly and easily. It also used to provide a few advanced image editing features such as crop, auto correct, rotate, flip, red-eye removal, resize, etc.

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Basically it was a nice piece of program to edit pictures but now its no longer included in Office suite. The reason looks very simple. This program was not updated since Office 2003 version and was looking out-of-date, that's why Microsoft decided to discontinue its development.

But there are many Office users who are missing this nice little program and want to get it back in newer Office versions.

After receiving many emails from AskVG readers about the same request, today I decided to post this tutorial which will help you in getting "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" program back in Office 2013 and 2016 versions.

Using following simple steps you can install missing Picture Manager tool in your system containing the latest Office versions.

The idea behind adding this program back is very simple. We'll use a previous Office suite setup and will customize it to install only Picture Manager program:

1. You can use any Office version setup such as Office 2010, 2007 or 2003. You just need to run the Setup.exe file present in Office setup folder or disc, enter product key and when it asks for installation type, click on "Customize" button as shown in following screenshot:

Customize_Microsoft_Office_Setup_Features.png

NOTE: If you don't have a previous Office version setup disc or folder, you can use Microsoft SharePoint Designer (SPD) 2010 version to install Picture Manager. You can download it for free using following link:

Download Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer (Frontpage) 2010 Free

Its absolutely free and doesn't require any product key to activate.

2. Once you run the setup, on next screen, click on each given program link and select "Not Available" from the options list:

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3. Then click on "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" program link present in "Office Tools" section and select "Run from My Computer" option.

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So you'll get a screen similar to following where all program entries except Picture Manager will have a red cross icon on them:

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4. That's it. Click on "Install Now" button and let the setup install the program. It'll take a few minutes and once the setup finishes, you'll be able to enjoy Picture Manager program in Office 2013 and 2016 versions.

Do you also love this handy program in Office suite or you use any other image editing program? Feel free to share your comment...

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Comments

  • Thanks VG. I love your articles. Nice trick. :)

  • thank you.... :) BTW if i install just only this from the Office 2010 suite .. will it break the activation of Office 2013?

  • Great Trick VG!! Had been truly disappointed to find the Pic Manager missing. Thnx a lot, you're truly a "GodSend". Whenever I visit your site, I'm always able to find THAT bit sized nugget of info that I'd been hunting. Your site is truly a unique one and even I can't stop posting loads of thanks on almost everything you post you provide.

    Keep up the good work. :-)

  • You could also just install it from any free version of SharePoint Designer. No need to enter any product key either.

  • Smart trick !! thank's and ... shame to MO team :D !! Best application Ever !!

  • Thank you very much VG. you made my day. much appreciated.

  • Another way to get Picture Manager without Office is to download the free "Sharepoint Designer 2010". I had issues with installing Office 2010 Picture Manager after installing Office 2013 Pro. It kept on having a licensing error even though I had a valid 2010 license. The Sharepoint Designer doesn't need a key.

  • I am very happy that the picture manager is now back in 2013 office using the above mentioned procedure

  • Thank you. I just installed Office 2013 and was very disappointed that Microsoft Picture manager wasn't there. Nothing works as well and all others are so cumbersome. Thanks again.

  • thank you, thank you, thank you, it worked, I was so disappointed to see it was missing when I updated word, and this feature was gone. very helpful!

  • Thank you for the information. I recently changed to Windows 7 and had to then purchase Office 2013 as my original Office installation disk was Office 97. I was quite devastated when I went to open Picture Manager to edit some photos and discovered that I no longer had it. I used your information and now have Picture Manager again. Thank you once again.

  • Thanks so much! I installed the SharePoint Designer 2010 and it automatically installed Picture Manager. You rock!

  • Many thanks for the fix. I depend on MOPM for photographs for inclusion in reports, hence the need to resize and edit. I've also downloaded Photo Gallery and wish I hadn't wasted my time. Once again many thanks.

  • Thankyou mate for the trick. u saved my day.

    Installed picture manager 2010 in office 2013. worked charm!!!

    :)

  • I cannot thank you enough! I tried Picasa, Faststone, Xn View etc etc but was unhappy. After months of frustration with these programs I am thrilled to be back to the Picture Manager!

  • Unbelievable!

    A procedure that not only matches what I'm seeing on my screen, but one that works exactly as described.

    Thank you.

  • You are a star !!! I was long with many others disappointed when I couldn't find picture manager so simple to use. Thank You

  • Thanks Vish! You're the Man!

    I've been a big fan of Picture Manager for years, I use it to batch process and resize/rename photos.

    Thanks so much!

    Steve

  • Thank you very much!! Especially with the free download option if you don't have an earlier version of Office around!

  • A thousand thank yous! I love Picture Manager and was going nuts without it!

  • Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! Just use the SharePoint Designer download option and don't worry about product codes or messing up other Office versions etc. The whole process took maybe 3-4 minutes and happened exactly as advertised. Thanks again for the tip . . . .

  • YAYYYYY!!!! After testing Office 2013 for a week and only today realizing that this highly useful picture manager was missing, I was furious. Thanks for all your help!

  • THANKS A LOT !!! The new Photo Gallery was driving me crazy. This is the reason why many people walk away from Microsoft ... I wonder who makes these stupid decisions ?

  • Hi, thanks very much for this.
    I really like the simplicity of Picture Manager for being able to quickly reduce the size of pictures or photos and also the ability to autocorrect them. Office seems to keep a good quality of image when it is reduced too.
    It is a shame it was not included in the 2013 version.
    Thanks again!

  • Thanks so much!! I just sent bad feedback to Office because I expected to use Picture Manager again but couldn't!!! What a terribly bad choice from them. You're a lifesaver!!

  • You are a lifesaver! I use Picture Manager just about daily and was struggling to find another program that was just as quick and easy to use. This was a poor decision. THANK YOU!

  • thanks a lot. You are genius. You don't know how much you helped me. This picture gallery wasted my 3 hrs. Thanks a lot

  • Thanks VG! This article made my day.

  • Microdoft Team made a grave mistake in removing this program.

  • Worked like a charm. Thank You so much - I needed this program desperately. There are so many other picture viewers, but this is something I am so used to over the last many-many years.

  • Thanks so much for this solution. I added MSOPM from my old Office 2007 disk to my new Office 365 on Win 8. Like so many others on this thread, I find it the perfect tool for quick, simple editing in both personal and indurtrial situations and cannot understand why the supposed brainy people at MS would delete it. MAD! Thanks again; the programs that came with Office 365 were going to drive me crazy.

  • Many Thanks, vishal

  • thanks to you..it help a lot..god bless us..

  • Thanks! Help a lot! I really need the Picture Manager. Thanks for the tip to bring it back!

  • Thankyou mate- saved me time and many problems

  • I thought I was the only one that was so attached to using picture manager, AM sooo greatful for finding this , A MLLION THANKS! your instructions were perfect , Am so happy to have picture mgr working without having my installation of office 2013 effected in any way!

  • Thank you so much!!! Worked like a charm!

  • Thank you very much. I downloaded SharePoint and Installed Office Picture Manager. But, before I did this, I had Photo Manager. So, when I go to emails and my pictures, everything is in Photo Manager unless I go to Programs and go to Picture Manager. I was wondering if there is a way to remove photo manager now and just be able to use Picture Manager without having to go to Programs first?

  • VG

    ^^ Which Photo manager program are you talking about? Is it a 3rd party software? If yes, you can uninstall it using Program and Features in Control Panel.

    Also you can associate Picture Manager with desired image file formats using its Options window.

  • Thank you.

  • Awesome!!! It was quick, easy, and back in business Thanks, you saved the day.

  • It worked (6/14) thank you!!! I am using Windows 8 and I feel like I don't know how to work my computer anymore. I had to right-click on a photo and select "choose a default" in order to get Picture Manager to become my default. Many thanks!!

  • Thanks a great help

  • It worked (7/12) thank you!!! I am using Windows 8 and I feel like I don't know how to work my computer anymore. (Diana says it best!)

    I KNEW I was NOT the only one that was so attached to using picture manager. AM sooo greatful for finding this! A MLLION THANKS! your instructions were ALMOST perfect (Val).... add the blurb that once launched for use (YEAH!) the user will also get a pop-ups (1) continuing or close (choose close) AND (2) another option to 'select several options related to standard MS Updates that refer to MSO 2010 OR the last option (in RED) not to do updates. I selected this option BECAUSE the updates read as though your system will update for MSO 2010 stuff - which no one wants now that we are on MSO2013!

    From a former techie/infrastructure person - Damn Nice Sir. Keep up these tidbits. I will be watching Mr Gupta!!

  • Thanks! Works great, (used SharePoint), but now Windows Updates wants to install 7 updates for Office 2010 (229.8 MB, including SP2). Will this interfere with Office 2013, cause conflicts, etc.? Seems like a lot to install for just Picture Manager having been installed.

  • Bravo. it work.
    Thank you so much. it save my day.

  • Thanks, worked perfectly. Was missing my MS Office Picture Mgr!

  • VG

    @SIB
    That's obvious. Since you installed a program of Office 2010, Windows Updates will install all updates applicable to it for security and performance improvements. Install those updates without any worries. It'll not cause any problem.

    @All
    Thanks. I'm glad to help you guys. :)

  • Thanks VG... Ur lil piece of info really turn up as a boon 4 me...

  • Can I use the same trick if I'm using Office 365?

  • Thanks for the very useful tip. But after sometime, I had problems with file associations - when I click on Word document, or Excel Spreadsheet, or PowerPoint deck, it never opened. I had to start respective application (Word, Excel, etc.) and then choose the file I want to open. Upon checking I found that I found 2 versions of Office on my PC, both 2013 and 2010. So I had to uninstall both and re-install. I was very surprised how Office 2010 version was installed on my PC. I kind of figured out that Windows Update went ahead and installed SP2 of Ofiice2010 which could have brought back the old version and caused the issue. Now I am careful to manually control Windows Updates to avoid installing any updates for Office 2010. Windows update is not smart. Just because I have installed Picture Manager from Office 2010, it installs all updates for Office 2010.

  • Thank you so much vishal.It's working very fine.

  • Yeah... thank you veeery much. That appears to have done the trick!
    :-)

  • You are a genius VG.

  • Thanks a lot!

  • Thanks for your guidance.

    I had lots of problem due to lack of this program. I solved it with your remedy and version 2003.

  • Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Works exactly as described. Thank you so much for this wonderful workaround. As everyone has mentioned here, I am not sure why Microsoft would choose to remove such a useful program.

    Actually, now that I think about it, I do know why. They want all of us to switch to the "APP" format for programs. They should have realized when the Start Menu fiasco started (and prompting the release of 8.1). I am not sure who their focus group is, but clearly it is not someone who uses windows on a regular basis.

    Thanks again for the help.

  • Worked like a charm. You are the man! Thank you

  • Fantastic Guys! Thanks a million!

  • Gracias!!!

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. For us old guys that work to learn something and get used to it this did the trick. I am so glad I found this post.

  • Thank you for a simple solution. Like so many others here I am struggling Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8.1, oh for the good old days when I understood my computer and sometimes it understood me, now I feel like it's landed on my desk from another planet. I've lost the ability to be able to do things quickly and finally this morning after two hours of downloading one rubbish app after another, I was reduced to real tears of frustration, then a friend sent me your link and, voila, all back and tickety boo!

  • Thank you very much!

  • Thanks VG for the great suggestion.
    In relation to SIB's and RS's comments, I too am anxious about going ahead with 2010 updates as offered (including Service Pack 2).
    Have decided not to do so, until hearing further comments from you. There is enough bloatware around to slow up my computer without adding to it!
    Cheers

  • Thank you very much for this...Not having this program has been making me nuts!!

  • Fantastic! What a lifesaver. And extremely easy for the technology challenged!! Thanks heaps.

  • That was wonderful many thanks VG , like other readers I was soooo annoyed with MS dropping Picture manager, photo gallery is OK .....but not as useful or as intuitive

    I hope that MS read these comments and do something next release of office

    cheers
    John

  • Let me add my note of gratitude! Your step by step instructions were excellent! And I am sooo happy to have this easy-to-use (and familiar) photo editing tool back after installing Office 2013 and finding it missing. Thanks again!

    All the best,

    Tom

  • Thank you so much for this. Very generous of you to share you knowledge this way...

  • Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just purchased a new computer and was devastated because I couldn't fix my pics like I am used to. Worked like a charm!!!!! August 23, 2014

  • Thank you very much!

    This is exactly what I need! Excellent work! Please keep it up! Take care.

  • Tanx to you askvg. I succesfully did it.

  • Thank you for these instructions. As I hate the either complex or rudimentary tools on Mac and PC I missed this program badly after upgrading to 2013. After all the Picture Manager offers all functions I might need but not too many more of which I'm grateful. It keeps the program easy and light.

    Roger

  • This did not work for me with small business 2003. Could not find Picture Manager. Any suggestions? Thanks for this walk through.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH for the tip to install it via sharepoint 2010 :))

  • Thank you for your website!!
    Love ya man!!
    :)

  • This was FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much for the help - I really don't know how I'd cope without Picture Manager!!

  • Thank you very much for this post. Picture Manager is a vital tool to my work and now I can still enjoy it even with Office 2013

  • Thank you! It worked like a charm. The Picture Manager is truly the best photo viewer around. In its absence from Office 2013 I tried many others and nothing is as easy to use for just basic editing and viewing. All other Microsoft options are not user friendly. I guess I should not be surprised Microsoft eliminated one of their truly great applications from the customer point of view. I used an office 2007 license.

  • thanks for solutions for my computer

  • Thank you SO MUCH!!!!! I recently got a new computer with MS Office 2013 and have been beyond frustrated at not having this program, and their substitute (Photo Gallery) is completely useless. I used my 2007 installation disks and it worked perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was so unhappy that it wasn't included, but your tip helped so very much. Thank you!

  • Happy Dance! Thank you so much.

  • Thank you for the instruction! However the draw back is that after installing it the system will be prompting for ALL the Office 2010 updates... Yes, they can be turned off manually but it is a bit of a pain...

  • Worked as advertised. Thanks for the help!

  • Definitely appreciate the knowledge. Thank you very much.

  • Thanks a million! As a 74 year old and use to Picture Manager there was no way I could get my head around the new program which come with Office 2013. Why does Microsoft do away with such handy programs? Its crazy!

  • Great article...
    VG, Can you believe? Sounds odd, but I still like to have the Imaging program in Windows 7! That was also a nice and small program in Windows 2000. So any way to use it?
    Thanks!

  • VG

    ^^ Did you try to copy its EXE file from Windows 2000 to Windows 7?

  • VG, this has been such a big help for me. It is better to see what askvg has to say than it is to curse the darkness!

    Thank you a million VG!

  • Hi VG,
    Yes. I was even using it on Windows XP previously but it's not working on Windows 7 64 bit. In XP I could install Imaging by right-clicking on the file imagevue.inf and selecting install. Maybe I need to edit the inf file to make it compatible with Windows 7.
    Thanks anyway.

  • Great!!!
    Thanks a million man!

  • thanks man....it works great

  • Thank you very much

  • thanks a lot for the instruction.....im very thankful.......♥

  • Thanks a thousand times!!!!

  • Sweet! Thank you so much! I am not a heavy computer user except when it comes to photo editing, and Picture Manager makes some elements very easy and quick. Excellent instructions and I would have had no idea how to do this on my own. Thanks again for saving me a ton of time!

  • I'd like to join the masses in thanking you for an easy solution to the shock of realizing that Office 2013 was missing one of my favorite programs!

  • Great advise, many thanks.
    As a "dummy" I would Need to now about "Simply run the Office installer". How do you start that one?
    Many thnaks
    Mickey

  • VG

    ^^ Run setup.exe file from Office installation disc or setup folder.

  • I keep getting an error message stating
    "Setup cannot find Ultimater.WW\UltrWW.cab. Browse to a valid installation source, and then click OK."
    I'm using Window 7 and have the 2007 version of Microsoft Office that I own and the software with a valid product key.
    What am I doing wrong here?
    Thanks for your help.

  • VG

    ^^ Is it a genuine Office setup disc? It seems to me a pirated version. Please verify it first.

  • Wow, it is refreshing to FIND this and I thank you for it. Also, it is refreshing to see so many other people have the same desires. Too bad the people at Microsoft are not intelligent enough to realize a well used program. I just installed Office 13 a couple of weeks ago and am not one bit impressed.

  • I have tried using my 2007 disk, sharepoint 2010 and sharepoint 2007. All three do not show picture manager under the tools section. Am I missing something?

  • *** Thank you so much. Much required

  • Perfect - thank you. Now have Office 2013 too and my joy is now almost complete :)

  • Thank you, thank you! Like everyone else here, I was greatly dismayed to find my beloved picture manager missing from Office 13. Thank you so much for your simple, clear, and license-legal fix!

  • I've downloaded SharePoint 2010 and, unfortunately, I do not get the option to deselect Office programs from the dropdown. It just shows the Run from My Computer/Run all from My Computer/Installed on First Use options, without a Not Available option. Am I doing something wrong? - I really miss not having Picture Manager.

  • Works perfectly! Thank you very much.

  • A Million thanks for the trick to get MOPM to work with Office 2013!

  • Thank you so much for the tip on getting back Picture Mgr. It worked great! Thanks.

  • Nice man. Tnx i really needed this. ;)

  • It works great ;)

  • Works with 2013 version ..... YIPPPEEEE

  • Thanks yaar

  • thank you for your advice

  • One word, THANKS!

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Four weeks without Picture Manager has seemed like forever! Thanks for the instructions!

  • I love this program! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this information.

  • Good Work Friend !! Thanks A Ton !!
    Microsoft should read this and understand that he should include this as a default program...

  • Thank you so much VG!!! I echo all the appreciative remarks above!

  • Thanks for this! I didn't want to have to find, download and learn another photo manager program. The instructions were spot-on!

  • Thank you so much! Worked like a charm.

  • Brilliant! I could NOT be more grateful for the help you have provided. I Sooo... missed Office Picture Manager in my new computer. I was having to use Foto which I hated. You are a Godsend!

  • Very simple but brilliant idea......Thanks a lot.

  • Great Stuff, thank you very much

  • V.G. Огромное спасибо из России! :)

  • Thank's it's really necesary to me this program =D

  • Thank you! I had Office 2003 and was able to install MSPM with no problem.

  • I keep getting this error message on both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions: screencast.com/t/4m6bQSmml8

    I have Win 7. What can I do? I miss this soooo much!

  • I love you!
    Thank you so much!!!

  • I work for a large organization and they have tried installing MS Office Picture Manager when we upgraded to Office 2013 but can't due to a licensing error. Do you know how to deal with that?

  • Thans Buddy realy very Thans

  • thank you for publishig such a simple solution.

  • This article is awesome! Nice trick. Helped me a lot. :)

  • Thank you! Much happier to have my Picture Manager back! :-)

  • Please add me to the long list of users who desperately wanted Picture Manager back (it actually allows ME to decide what to do the picture), who went thru this process in about 5 minutes without a hitch, and say THANK YOU for this information.

  • In a world that is slowly decaying and falling apart - I found a set of instructions that actually worked. I could kiss you. Thanks for the workaround. I have Microsoft Picture Manager back. Shame on you Microsoft for being such a Grinch!

  • Hooray. add one more relieved Picture Manager user to your list of happy campers!

  • Another option if you are an Evernote user (highly recommended) is to use the picture annotation tool in Evernote. I use this when I want to crop an image and it works well for that. It doesn't seem to have the ability to change the image quality/file size, but it's useful for my needs.

  • VG, txs txs txs for your tutorial !! Worked perfectly and I have my Picture Manager back DESPITE Microsoft efforts to deprive me.

  • thnk u so mch...

  • Picture Manager's simplicity and effectiveness is one of my most appreciated programs and I am very thankful that I have it back after going to Office 13. The time and talent this site put into helping others in incredible. I installed Picture Manager from my 2003 and it works great.

  • It very good article now MS picture manger is working in ms 2013. thanks alot,.

  • Thank you so much for this tip and good installation description. Works fine and I can get back to the Picture Manager, which so many already said, is the best tool for resizing, cropping, batch processing of pictures!

  • You are going to need to dumb down the instructions once more. I have Office 2013 and do not have Office 2010 or any other earlier version installed. Step 1 says I should run the Office installer and I don't know how to do that.

    Microsoft can be unusually unintelligent. Pictures Manager is one of the most intuitive, easy and quick ways to edit pictures that I've ever used. It is useful if edits are not complex. Maybe this is why Microsoft chose to drop it, that is, it is easy and intuitive and that seems to be against the company mantra!

  • Ok, I finally figured out that I needed to download Share Point and I followed the instructions here. However, when I click on a photo and then choose "Open With" it does not give me the option to choose "Microsoft Picture Manager," it gives me the option to open it with "Microsoft Windows 10." The most notable option missing when doing so is the file size is not displayed. I like to change the file size in order to have the size needed to put the picture into view and have it show on a screen with the right size.

  • Worked like a champ. Thank you for helping me get my Picture Manager back. My IT group was worthless when I asked them to restore it. Sometime you just have to do it yourself. Thanks again

  • Like Pete I installed Sharepoint Designer 2010 and my Picture Manager is back. Thank you.

  • This is amazing !! It worked like a charm.....I hard to go back and read a few times but I have my picture editor back after buying the 2013 version I was not delighted to find it missing! I use it often !!!!

  • Really appreciate this tip -- I was really missing Picture Manager.

  • Excellent! Thanks for this, please keep it up.

  • Thank you! I missed having that program so much. It was my go to program to edit pictures quickly.

  • Joining the huge crowd to add my big frustration with MS. For years I used Picture Manager almost on a daily basis then gone. How stupid was it to simply exclude it without any warning or explanations on Microsoft part. Hate them. Thanks for this solution.

  • Thank you

  • Argh, why on earth did they remove this and NOT REPLACE IT WITH A DECENT ALTERNATIVE?!?!

    I don't need anything fancy - just the ability to crop, flip, rotate and do the odd bit of recolouring.

    This is my work PC and it was actually really useful for day-to-day tasks.

    Paint's still there for goodness sake!*

    * and I'm having to use it a whole lot more these days

  • It was really great to have Picture Manager Back. I now have a new laptop and wanted to install this but it seems to no longer be available with SharePoint 2010. Can anyone help? Or have you found a similar alternative?

  • Everyone in my office says a big THANK YOU! We just got new computers with Office 2013, which is a huge upgrade from what we had before -- but no Microsoft Office Picture Manager!

    Thanks to you, we can properly edit pictures again.

  • I love this article. I really love the MS Office Picture Manager and really hated that Office 2013 removed it. MS Photo Gallery blows!

  • Excellent! I'm so thrilled to have Picture Manager back in my life! Thank you for the great article. My IT person had no clue :)

  • This was the perfect fix!!! ... new install of Office 365 is now all the better because Picture Manager is in the machine!..... this step by step approach was clear, concise, and correct!

  • Bless you! I have been fuming about this for months since I bought Office 2013 for my last PC, I will come to you first from now on!

  • Thanks VG its a great idea that works.So what a relief for editing my pics.

  • I have and use MS Office Pro 2003 and the MS Office Picture Manager function has today lost all it's Edit functions.
    Do you know how do I fix it please so that it's Edit function works again.
    All help welcome.

  • Wonderful. This the 5th time I download this very nice tool.

  • Thank you so much! What a relief! I wasn't sure what I was going to do, I use the Picture Manager for a lot of editing! Very easy to install and use!

  • Brilliant, we used Microsoft Office Picture Manager (M.O.P.M) all the time, great for batch edits/resizing, we recently updated our PC's, now using Office 2103 (365) no (M.O.P.M).
    So as described downloaded Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010, Custom install unselected all apps other than M.O.P.M, back in business...

  • Does this also work for Microsoft Office 365 ?( I'm using Windows 8.1)

  • VG

    ^^ Of course.

  • I installed picture manager as described and it worked, but Office 2013 no longer showed up in the programs and features control panel which broke my connection between Outlook and ACT! Contact Management software application. Windows 8

  • thanks that's very useful for me

  • Awesome.. ! Thanks for the tip

  • The Sharepoint workaround is the best. The IT manager at my workplace installed that for me and everything is now right with the world!

  • Come on MO time to put back in the suites the picture manager by even an add in. Will this be in w10???

  • THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH. I was super stressed when i found I didn't have the picture manager on my new computer.
    These instructions are great. Thank you so much for your time and help

  • Thaks a lot!! I, as others, thought I was an eccentric user of MOPM. Why does Microsoft do things like this?

  • Hello, thanks for the help getting picture manager. Is there a way to edit the "send to" function so that it recognizes Office 2013. (I used the program to send a lot of pictures to a word doc, and now it tells me I need to have an office product installed (assuming that it is looking for Office 2010))
    Thanks!

  • Thank you so much..
    You are great. You bring Smile on my face by Giving Picture Manager back, :-)

  • Thanks a lot for this wonder full information.

  • Thank you for this information,
    I was amongst the millions who were disappointed that Office Picture Manager was left out of Office 2013, I kept an older computer just for being able to use Picture Manager to quickly edit some pictures . Its un-acceptable that Microsoft Office program managers make such bad decisions.

  • Thanks for the generous support. Its quite handy.

  • OMG...first thing first ~ Thank You So Much For Sharing This Info. I would be lost without Picture Manager. I crop photos all the time and once I install 2013 and found out it was no longer available I almost uninstalled 2013 for my 2010. Instead I did a Google search and low and behold I was lead to your site & once again I have to saw Thanks and you are a life saver. Keep up the GOOD work!!!

  • Thanks ASKVG, with your tip i got my picture manager on MS office 2013.........great tip, less frustration...

  • Great workaround. I love the hits and tricks. Barry

  • I was very disappointed to see that Office Picture Manager was not included in Office 2013 and very happy to find that I could still download and use it. Thanks so much!!!

  • Thank you so much for this!!! When I bought my new computer last year and started using MS Office 2013, I went off on one of my usual rants when I discovered Microsoft did not include this program in Office 2013. Like many on here posting comments, I used this program all the time. I just tried the recommended download and it was that easy. I then edited a photo as I had always done. Awesome to have this back!!!

  • Thanks a ton.... Was really upset when bought office 2013 and realized that picture manager was missing, but now i have it back. It feels really awesome...!

  • Thanks so much for this tutorial!

  • Thankyou! It was really helpful!

  • I am no computer expert. I heard all the terrible reviews on W8 and held off on a new computer even though my old laptop was dying and I had to restart 5x a day. So I caved and new computer did not come with MS Office which pissed me off so I thought I would try Photoshop and I hate it! $ down the drain. I wanted something simple and MS Picture Manager did the job. I AM SO HAPPY that I found your instructions. I downloaded SharePoint Designer and it installed Picture Manager automatically. You have made my day!!! I swear it!

  • Thank you

  • Thank yoouuuuuuuuuu so very very very much! It did helps a lot! This tutorial is really helpful! Indeed! I can't thank you enough! XD

  • Running download exactly per your instructions encounters Error 997. Can you help? Thanks.

  • Great! Thank you!!!

  • Excellent, it's working. Thank you.

  • many thanks!!!
    I was able to download Picture Mgr
    I don´t understand why it is not included in the MS Office 2013
    but thanks to you I have it available now!

  • Thank you so much dear...you've been my hero for the day. Actually not just a day.

    I had been using MS Office 2010 but our corporate upgraded to 2013 which left me with a jaw dropped when realized it didn't offer Picture Manager.
    I am specialized in Data Management and Tracking.

    Thank you anyhow and continue enlightening/sharing informative information.

    Best Regards,
    Karanja W.

  • thank you so much! I use MS Office picture manager ALL THE TIME for reports, websites, and generally. Mainly to crop and resize. It was a nasty shock to find it wasn't there any more - and now I have got it back.

    I will check out your site for other possibilities now.

  • Many thanks for this. Was using office 2003 so 2013 was a huge difference and Office Picture Management is an important part of my work. So thank you again.

  • Thanks a Ton :)

  • thank you soooo(can't type as many "o" as much i am thankful)ooooooo much!

  • Nice one. Thanks a lot.

  • thank you so much...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Excellent it's worked Thank you very much

  • I have also notice Microsoft Publisher missing in 2013

    How can I install that?

    Cheers

  • thank you soooo much! :)

  • I just did this and MS Picture Manager is now installed. Yeah! It is called MS Office 2010 on the drop down list for picture editing options. Why isn't it called what it is? Picture Manager. Can I rename it somehow?

  • Thank god your marvellous explanation was still online - for the second time in two years I had to reinstall my computer, so I lost the Office Picture Manager again. Since I was so clever to keep the link of this page and you were so good to keep this online I have the great program back, again :-) !!

  • Thank you so much VG. Luckily I found u! My problem solved.

  • Good Technique

  • Many thanks for this. Was using office 2003 so 2013 was a huge difference and Office Picture Management is an important part of my work. So thank you again.

  • Absolutely brilliant.
    Enforced corporate upgrade to Office 2013 meant the very useful MS Picture Manager application was absent. Stupid move.
    A call to the IT helpdesk (outsourced to a call centre in India - I'm sorry but there was a struggle with the communications) clarified that the solution is for them to install JASC Paint Shop Pro 7. Which they did. And I tried it. It has lots of functionality but converting a batch of original resolution photos to smaller size for email isn't one of them.
    Thanks to this page I'm back on track and workstream efficient again!! So a big thank you!!

  • Hi,

    Thanks for post.

  • Thank you! I was getting really frustrated trying to get the latest picture editing programme to do a simple tint. I have no idea why MS keeps producing software with less useful features than the last version, there must be millions of annoyed users every time they do an "upgrade".

    Thanks again.

  • Very simple and useful tip! Thank you a lot! I have been very disappointed to see the program isn't included in Office 2013 suite. I had to open the heavy Photoshop program just to do very minor photo edits. Your tip really saved me! Thanks a lot again!!

  • Thank you so much. I was very disappointed to see that Microsoft Picture Manager was removed in the new Office versions. I am so glad you gave a workaround.

    Can't thank you enough. You made my day.

    Thanks Again.

  • Thanks, now it works.

  • Many thanks. Like many others, I was very disappointed when I installed Office 2016 and got the Picture Manager tool removed. Got it back now. Appreciate.
    Thanks

  • NOT HAPPY!!
    I know your advise is sound, and works for many. However, at work, we have had many if not most people getting the errors from MS about incompatible versions of Microsoft Office installed, and their Sharepoint won't sync properly. It isn't because they installed the Sharepoint Designer 2010, but because the picture manager was PART of the Sharepoint Designer 2010, and Windows thinks it is installed.

    Is there any kind of a workaround YET? I just had to make one of my users very unhappy in order to fix her sync issues, by uninstalling the SP Designer, which also uninstalled her Picture Manager. But the sync issues are resolved.

  • WHEN I INSTALL THE PROGRAM ASKING .NET FRAME INSTALLATION WHY?

  • thanks

  • thanks for sharing this trick...

  • Thank you so much for this guidance, which I'm now following for the third time. Picture manager is the only tool that resizes newspaper front pages without distorting the text. the replacement programs just don't do the job.

  • Need a little help. I just bought a new laptop Windows 10 & Office 16, when I read the instructions to download the Sharepoint it does not list Windows 10 in the System Requirements, so I don't know which one to download without messing up my laptop.

  • I can't figure out where to go after the Sharepoint is downloaded. There was no listing of picture manager. Help

  • But is it LEGAL??????
    ....since Office 2010 will be visible in ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS....

  • VG

    ^^ You are just installing a free program. Thats absolutely legal.

    @Kay
    Make sure you install SharePoint Designer 2007 or 2010.

  • I have just updated to Windows 10 and delighted to find this still works!

  • I just bought new cpus with windows 2016 - did what you said above from office 2003 - found the software - installed manager - everything fine - when I try to change any image I have - the software does nothing - wont change any aspect of my pictures - what is happening?

  • Interesting, but then you said "simply run the Office installer." I have no idea what that is, or where to get it. I guess "simply" should have been a give-away, that it would not be simple.

  • REALLY HELPFUL!!
    Searched for so many solutions but only this worked.

  • Thanks for finding this work around. I am a photographer for high school sports and I shoot thousands of photos during each season. I've used Picture Manager for years and was bummed it wasn't in Office 2016. Picture Manager is a great tool to quickly process photos. I don't care if it looks old...it works great!

  • Fantastic solution!! Works beautifully.
    One slight problem encountered...... when using Picture manager to open pictures, a dialogue box pops up and ask me to activate or it will deemed unlicensed when 29 days is up.
    And when I go and activate, it says that it is not validate because the license is used up already.
    What next?
    Thanks

  • Thanks so much! I used this so much and these instructions were super easy to follow!

  • Thanks for providing the work around!

    Also, for those who are interested to try to get this feature added to Office 2016, please visit the following link (blogs.office.com/2015/10/01/your-top-questions-about-office-2016-answered/) and see bullet 10. If you navigate to the "uservoice" option, for Microsoft Word, you can register to make suggestions for improvement. You can also vote for "Bring picture manager back." Thanks.

  • Thank you very much for this instructions! They helped me perfectly to get this lovely program back!!!!

  • Thankyou so very very much :-) I too am so relieved along with everyone else.

    Can I just tell you about how I ended up getting it?

    I actually bought Windows 2016. I then got the image from microsoft (HomeStudentRetail) and burnt it to a disk. I tried doing what you said to do by choosing the 'customize' but it just keep reinstalling office.

    Anyway, I followed your link to the Download Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer (Frontpage) 2010 Free, downloaded it and was then able to install it.

    It is now called 'Microsoft Office 2010', is that correct?

    Thanks again
    Luv you :-) :-) :-)

  • Awesome that I got this programme back, from my POV there is nothing that is as easy or straightforward to use for simple photo management. Why does MS keep doing this sort of thing to its users?

  • Thank you! It really works, love it!

  • Installed this from my old Office 2003 disc. Picture Manager seemed to bring some other MS Office files along with it, but maybe I didn't select right. Anyway, I now have PM back and I'm thrilled. Thank you so much!

  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I've spent hours tonight trying to use the picture program that came with Office 2016. I never could resize the photos. I never got my items listed for sale. I was heartbroken. I am so very grateful to you for teaching me how to install Picture Manager. Now I'm going to contact Microsoft and give them my opinion. It won't be pretty!

  • Thanks, have to bookmark your site!

  • Absolutely amazing way to get Picture Manager back! Thank you very much!

  • Thanks, thanks a lot! I like this Manager:) It's nice to know that so many people like it too.

  • how do i get Microsoft Office Picture Manager in INSTALLED office 2013 and i dont have the setup source

  • Thank you for your instructions on how to get Picture Manager back. I hadn't realised Microsoft had remove it from Windows 2016 and I have always used it such a lot in the past so I would have been lost without it. Your website was a fantastic find and I will be back to it very often I am sure for more of your wonderful help.
    Many, many thanks,
    Sandra

  • Fabulous. Only way I know to compress pictures. Don't need another learning curve. After install you need a restart of the computer, because otherwise the options to change content of photo are grayed out.

  • Thanks!! It's too bad that it required this work to get back Microsoft Picture Manager, but I'm glad I have it. I don't know why they thought it would be a good idea to eliminate such a good tool. Office says you can just use any of the other programs like office or powerpoint to edit pictures but it is not as easy and creates another step. I find that if I crop a picture in one of those other programs and then save it as a picture, I then open the picture and the cropped version did not save! That can be frustrating, but Picture Manager makes it easy.

  • Thanx!! It took a bit of fussing with 2007 Office disc to make the install work but once it did -- wow --that was great. I even tried GIMP and some other photo editors free from the Internet but none matched the ease of Picture Manager.

  • It's a very very good idea.
    Thank you!

  • Thanks VG

    It worked for me

    Pl download SharePoint Designer 2010 and not 2013

  • MS picture manager is the simplest and best quick fix edit and browse tool ms ever produced. As mentioned my several of the members here it is a shame that it does not come with office 13. And the fix as mentioned here i had installed sharepoint designer 2010 which automatically installed the ms pic manager.. thanks for the re route and help all you guys.

  • My new laptop only came with Open Office, and I really miss Picture Manager. I was pleased to find your website and the following information:

    NOTE: If you don't have a previous Office version setup disc or folder, you can use Microsoft SharePoint Designer (SPD) 2010 version to install Picture Manager. You can download it for free using following link:

    Download Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer (Frontpage) 2010 Free

    I downloaded SharePoint Designer, and also saw the comment: i had installed sharepoint designer 2010 which automatically installed the ms pic manager.

    I can't find Picture Manager anywhere! Please tell me how to get it!

  • Thank you so much for this great info... I used SharePoint 2010 to install and it worked like a charm. I love Picture Manager for simple photo management and was so disappointed that it wasn't included in Office 2016!

  • Thank you! It's great to have Picture Manager back!

  • Worked great.... Thanks!!

  • Thanks so much - it worked!

  • Can anybody tell me how to get Microsoft Office Picture Manager into Windows Office 7 Ultimate. I have tried using Download Picture Manager and also Share Point but I cannot get Picture Manager into Office 7. Getting very frustrated as it is an excellent program.

  • It worked!!! Great!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Simple trick, great result, thanks !

  • Thanks so much - it is very handy tool. I now don't have go into Publisher to crop!

  • It didn't work the way I'd hope!!! I have Office 2016 on my system, I have the disk for Office 2007. I used custom install, X everything except Picture Mgr, clicked on use from this machine and installed it. It installed fine but now I have the full versions of Office 2007 and 2016 on my system.
    All my Office 2016 works fine but I hate using up all my HD space for the entire Office 2007 just for 1 small program!! What did I do wrong or is this the way it should be? - Tks David

  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!!

  • Thanks a ton VG...I had Office 2010 and have just recently upgraded to Win 10 & Office 2016 but missed Office Picture Manager for its bare-bone simplicity which sufficed my amateur needs. Photos app in Win 10 is OK but i preferred the earlier Office Picture Manager. Other 3d party software were too complicated and way above my needs.
    Thanks again.

  • I am having problems with up loading pictures on post on facebook if I install this will it work with facebook. I need help. I want to post a comment and put picture below it . will this work thank you

  • Fantastic!!!... God bless... thanks so much!!!

  • Will the above work for windows 10, cause I have had some major download issues today and had to complete a full restore of my laptop, very annoying!

  • I installed SharePoint Designer on my Windows 8 computer as directed & it went smoothly but when I try to open up a picture, it says "you must first open a web site before editing external web pages"....
    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong?
    Thank you for your help!

  • Enjoyed MS Picture manager for years and yesterday after MS updated my computer I found it now won't allow me to save any edits. Same thing is happening with a colleague's computer too. Any info on how to get it to save work? I tried saving it with the old name, with a new name, in a new folder etc = nothing I do can allow me to save it. Frustrating. I use Windows 7 so is it part of MS's plan to get us to upgrade to Windows 10??

  • Doesn't install at Win 7. It works at Win10 but trying to install at Win 7 breakes the installation, as attemting unexpected error :(

  • Thanks works well and is a really nice package

  • Another picture program has taken over all my pictures.
    The only way I can open a picture is to left click then right click "open with" MOPM.
    How do I recoup all my pictures to MOPM and have it as my default program?
    Thanks

  • THX. #GGWP

  • perfect trick! thanks a lot VG. I was looking for this for a long time..

  • I was really upset that MS Picture Manager wasn't included in Office 2016. I followed these instructions and less than 5 minutes later Picture Manager was operational. All it took was a right click to tell Windows to always use Picture Manager for all my pictures. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! One thousand times over. I love Picture Manager and you made it possible for me to continue to enjoy it!

  • Great Info on how to obtain it at home.
    I was really hoping for a miracle to obtain it at work as well. With admin rights taken away, impossible to install.
    Guess Snag-it will have to do for now. Not nearly as nimble but it eventually gets you there.

  • Thanks so much, you've made my day! I was very upset when I found out that MS Picture Manager hadn't been included in Office 2016. I love this little program which is such a great help.

  • Thanks a bunch.
    none of program is easy like this program. Thanks to share the way to get it back.
    it works for windows 10 (I already have office 2016) anyhow the resolution in program so bad.
    text in program is not clear, it make me a bit dizzy to use it. However, I love to get it back. Thanks again.

  • Brilliant - I've used this install with every new computer!! Working beautifully on MS Office 16.

    Thank you!!!

  • Thanks so much
    I was very upset when I found out that MS Picture Manager is not there in the updated one
    But with your help I got it back and I love this program.

    Thanks a ton bro

  • Worked like a champ! Thanks :)

  • Thank you!!!!! I held on to my old dying laptop just so I could use MS Picture Manager. At one time it disappeared through either a windows update or software install but was able to get it back somehow. A couple weeks ago my laptop could no longer be resurrected since it was on life support for so long. Fortunately I was able to retrieve my photos from the hard drive and transfer them on to the new pc. (Note: backup photos to flash drive)

    Again thank you!! All the other photo editors were too time consuming and cumbersome to use. Tried about 8-10 different ones. I especially dislike the editors with the dark black backgrounds trying to be edgy and sophisticated. Then there are the tedious one photo at a time editors where even trying to save an edit becomes a chore.

    Since I use this several times a week, I needed something fast with basic crop, contrast, brightness, color, rotate, and resize. This should be a staple. KISS If Microsoft and other corporations want to improve upon their products, make it an add-on and not a forced replacement.

  • Thank you. I use this program immensely. I take pictures at full pixilation and often have to compress them for reports and just simple corrections and cropping. I don't need anything thing fancy and this worked well for me. Nice to know it is still available.

  • Excellent ! Thanks a lot for the great technique and give me back for Microsoft Office Picture Manager...

  • Thank you, it worked for me, but seems blurry for some reason. However I'm still glad to see it, haven't seen it since XP. (I'm on W-10 now, W7 didn't have it, at least not my version at home, just at work.) So glad to have it back. Any clue why it's a tad blurry?

  • WONDERFUL! THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME.

  • Thank you very much for this great tip!!

  • Thank you for this .....

  • Hi! I tried the SharePoint designer route, but it didn't work. Microsoft seems to have removed Picture Editor from that, too. :-( Not a happy camper.

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