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Windows 7: MS Photo Editor

04 Feb 2017   #61
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

With any program that has it's roots so far back in Windows history there is going to be a point where they no longer work with current systems. I cannot be sure but there may be some 16 bit code embedded in your application or one off it's dll modules.

unfortunately there is no support for 16bit code in any 64 bit OS including but not exclusively Windows, which are the standard these days - you may be able to get it running for within a 32 bit version of windows which is still available for both windows 7 & Windows 10.

The photos app and paint apps in Windows 7 and especially 10 are both reasonable basic options but something like Irfanview should cover all your file type needs and more ( go for the 32Bit if you want to use the basic image editor, the 64 bit has less editing options but will handle huge files with ease).

Also if you have a modern advanced camera then adobe bridge their front line image manage is available free of charge and that will support even the camera raw files and give access to camera raw for image processing ... It’s True: Adobe Bridge CC Is Completely Free for Everyone, for Life! | ProDesignTools

Hope this helps


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27 Jul 2017   #62
upplink

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

This is my first post to this website but just had to chime in. DStealth, this saved me a lot of time and helped me make a peer here at work very thankful to get his Photo Editor back. I found a lot of info on the web regarding the missing registry entries but you were the only one to offer them up "to the public" with this much expedition. I (we) appreciate your help!!
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21 Aug 2017   #63
Bustopher

Win10
 
 

This is MY first post here, too! :-)

I had PhotoEd running fine by just copying the exe into the program files directory and setting it as a shortcut and an app that'd handle jpegs and pngs and the like. I didn't have any of the old filters or the like, but I was still happy to have the utility of the vanilla program.

BUT last upgrade to Win 10 meant it stopped working. You could use it okay, but when you went to save it couldn't save the file as anything. Jpeg, TIF, PNG, whatever, the option to save a file was gone :-(

Anyway, I was encouraged when I found this thread.

I managed to track down an Office 2000 CD (not all that hard, I have a big box where I used to be highly organised and have labelled them all well in standard CD sleeves) located all the required files, and installed them as per the earliest post which lists what to put where.

Seeing the filters files, and the .FLT files for the file types was encouraging. I had it installed to the letter, but alas - still couldn't save a file as ANY format. The requester came up blank and so did all the menu items where you'd normally see .PNG, .PCX, .JPG, etc, etc was also blank.

I had my Win 7 system die on me about 5 months ago, and had to buy a new PC, and naturally it had Win 10 on it, so I'm using the latest version of that.

So I thought, okay, let's see if I can run it in compatibility mode - got nothing to lose.

Win 10 recommended I run it as Win XP Service Pack 3 and then offered a nice button I could click on to test it.

It bloody well worked.

So now not only do I have PhotoEd running, but thanks to installing all the graphics filter files as described in this thread, I can now ALSO despeckle, sharpen, posterize, emboss, chalk, charcoal, and all the others I used to use years ago.

Just posting this here, as under the latest upgrade of Win 10 it will NO LONGER run if you're in the slightest bit interested in saving the file... But using compatibility mode makes it work!

Also on the file size limits, I've found this to always be the case - sometime you can open huge files, but other times, if it's more than 1200-odd pixels wide it won't open. Well, the clue seems to be the amount of CONTIGUOUS memory you've got left.

If you've been running a lot of programs, etc, then the files PhotoEd will open get smaller the further you go on. Rebooting the system can often mean you can open a file you weren't able to open before.

Been an hour or two mucking around with this, but it's great when something like this works. Thanks to all the contributors on this thread.

-Peter!
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