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Windows 7: MS Photo Editor

30 Mar 2016   #51
Anon E. Mouse

Windows 10 64bit

I think Photo Editor is seeing the current (new TWAIN) as an older version. If that's the case the TWAIN gods may never smile on you.

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04 Apr 2016   #52
Mr Midnight

Win 8.1 Pro 64bit

First up, big thanks for keeping the old kiddie going. Pretty much all I want from a photo editor is a quick way to crop, resize and occasionally smooth images and I haven´t found anything to beat Photo Editor for ease of use. I have it running on W8.1 Pro with no problems.
If you hit a big file limit load the image into Paint first, resize it slightly smaller, save changes, then load it into Photo Editor. Works for me anyway.

For those of you having problems loading an image into it by right clicking on the file and using Open With I have good news. Check this out: Send To Manager Lets You Add Shortcuts in Windows Context Menu
Use that to add Photo Editor to the right click>Send To menu.

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18 Aug 2016   #53

Windows 7 Pro x64

Not sure if DStealth is monitoring this anymore, but: I installed Photo Editor and it will not open bigger files. When I install the patch it will not open any files. Comments?
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02 Nov 2016   #54


Thank you for this information. I do not like having to dig out my old Office disk simply to install the photo editor on each new machine.

In case anyone is curious, I did find out one thing about the jpg file size limit, at least as it applies to XP. I have never had a problem opening my jpg files in photo editor until I tried it on a machine where I had copied photo editor over rather than installing it, so I knew something was wrong. Most of these were between 3 and 4 mb, so I haven't tried any really huge ones, but certainly ones over the 3 mb limit that was mentioned in earlier replies here.

There are already files in Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Grphflt that are newer than those installed the last place I did a real photo editor install (98SE). When I copied those over as per the original instructions, I did NOT let them overwrite the existing files, figuring that the newer versions could be important to other applications (given that this is a shared location). When I tried to open large jpg files in photo editor, they failed (small ones would still load fine). After trying some other things, I finally tried renaming Grphflt to Grphflt.old and copying the entire Grphflt from 98SE where I had done the original install. Suddenly, with the older versions in place, the larger jpg files started opening fine.

I am guessing that the newer Grphflt files are preventing larger jpg files from opening for some reason. I haven't tried the installer on this machine, but if I remember correctly, installers usually leave the newer version of a shared file in place rather than replace it with an older version. Since the newer versions (at least those I tried) do not seem fully compatible with photo editor, this installer behavior may be contributing to the problems with jpg greater than 3 mb that were mentioned.

I guess my suggestion is to try copying all the Grphflt files from a previous real install rather than than just those that are additional (after renaming the existing dir so it is backed up, of course). Further, I'm not sure if any files that are already on a given machine would already have been new enough to cause problems (if the installer didn't overwrite those files), so it may be necessary to find and use old versions of files like JPEGIM32.FLT. My files dates that work are mostly from 1996, and a very few from 2000. So, to get the older files in the first place, perhaps try doing a real install with Grphflt temporarily renamed? (I have not tried this, so just an idea)

I hope this helps. I greatly appreciate the information posted here, so felt compelled to offer what I discovered in case it helps anyone.
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12 Dec 2016   #55

windows 7 64bit

I came across this thread that seems to have a very long but active life so I am hoping for some help?
My beloved Photo Editor has stopped working, was working fine Windows 10 64bit then stopped uninstalled it tried reinstalling getting message "No file format information can be found in the Registry"

So when I came across this thread and saw lots of happy people who were reunited with their beloved Photo Editor I got all excited, sadly this was short lived after downloading the window installer files, I now have this error.
The installer has insufficient privileges to access this
directory: C:\Program Data\Microsoft\MSDAIPP\Offline
The installation cannot continue. Log on as
administrator or contact your system administrator.

Now here is what I have tried downloaded, a registry patch that will allow you to right click and select option "Run as Administrator" Tried using CMD prompt to run file, tried unzipping the MSI file but there is no .EXE file to run. Tried logging on as Administrator but still get same message.

I do hope someone can help.

Update as of 19:31 12/12/16
Downloaded a copy of MS Office XP, loaded MS Photo Editor ONLY, now have fully operational MS Photo Editor.

Hope this helps anyone looking to resolve the above problem, annoying thing is, is that this has taken me 3 days to resolve.
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13 Dec 2016   #56


So glad you were able to resolve the problem --- and very ingenious of you, to install XP in order to get Photo Editor. That's how much so many people love the app, and how high it's valued.

For anyone who still needs download sites for Photo Editor, I recently got a new laptop and found these links worked for me:

Download from Brothersoft website:
Download Free Microsoft Photo Editor, Microsoft Photo Editor 3.01 Download

Direct download of the app:

And finally, this great post from DStealth's 7Forums Page – DStealth's 7Forums Page which has download links for 32 bit, 64 bit + the Patch:
Read the "readme" file, follow the instructions, and MS Photo Editor should work well. (You shouldn't have to use the Registry patch.)

MS Photo Editor v3.0.2.3 - 32bit
MS Photo Editor v3.0.2.3 - 64bit
Photo Editor PATCH's

This link is the same, and also from DStealth: DStealth's 7Forums Page
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13 Dec 2016   #57

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

This is very interesting. The next time I start up my old XP computer, I'll be sure to try this!
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13 Dec 2016   #58


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snickerz124 View Post
This is very interesting. The next time I start up my old XP computer, I'll be sure to try this!
Thanks, snickerz124, but just to let you know, those links aren't necessarily for XP. The links are also for Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. :)
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14 Dec 2016   #59

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snickerz124 View Post
This is very interesting. The next time I start up my old XP computer, I'll be sure to try this!
Thanks, snickerz124, but just to let you know, those links aren't necessarily for XP. The links are also for Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. :)
I'm just saying that I have the photo viewer on my old PC, and I'm wanting to bring it to my Windows 7 PC
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04 Feb 2017   #60

Windows 10 64-bit
Photoed.exe - Windows 10 64-bit image support

I installed the Photoed package from DStealth on Windows 10 64-bit. It works great, and it supports many image file formats including jpg which I use the most. However, it does not support large image file sizes.

I then proceeded to install the patched Photoed.exe (also provided by DStealth) - and this works except the choice of supported image formats has shrunk to about 4 choices, and jpg was no longer one of the supported formats.

So then, I installed the registry fix, and now when I start Photoed, it produces an error saying no file formats are supported. Although the program does run, I cannot load any images at all - since no image formats are supported - after I've applied the registry fix.

My question is, has anyone got the 64-bit version of photoed working on Windows 10 (or 7) that supports large image sizes, and a large variety of image formats, including the jpg format?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I love photoed and would like to able to use it on my new Windows 10 machine and with large images, which today's digital cameras produce in abundance.

Many thanks for your kind replies.
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