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Install Office Picture Manager with Office 2013

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If you have moved to Office 2013 you may have noticed that Microsoft decided to remove the Office Picture Manager application. I was a fan of OPM as it let me quickly edit photos without installing another third-party application and also had some nice batch editing functions available.

While there is no 2013 version of Office Picture Manager available, there are a couple of ways to get it back. You can either install it from the Office 2010 installation or by downloading the free SharePoint Designer 2010 installer.

Begin by either firing up your Office 2010 installation or downloading and running the SharePoint Designer 2010 installer (32-bit is also available).

When you get to the installation screen, choose Customize rather than Install Now.

Office 2010 Installer

This will take you to a screen which allows you to select which components you would like to install. For each section, choose Not Available from the drop-down list. Next, expand the Office Tools section and look for Microsoft Office Picture Manager; from this list select Run from My Computer. Your screen should look similar to the following:

Office 2010 Installation Options

Finally, click Continue and let the installation complete. You now have Office Picture Manager 2010 once again.

Category: Office 2010, Office 2013, Productivity

  • guest

    thanks! installing from the sharepoint installer worked. i cant believe they took it out!

  • grateful guest

    Thank you. Thank you. Bad decision by Microsoft to remove OPM from 2013. You remedied that with a recovery solution that worked exactly as described.

  • Cyrus

    Thanks in advance for this guidance, but I can’t recognize how they decided to remove OPM from 2013. Really it is so bad decision.

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  • SANTIPAP

    Yes, I am fully agree with your below comments ! How could decided to remove it out. it is unreasonable decision.

  • Jean

    Brilliant! Thank you for these instructions. Works! The only thing I would add to them is “Right click on each item to select Not Available”. Wonderful to have Picture Manager back!

  • B

    Thanks so much. Love this program

  • Ralph

    A million thanks! I am in real estate and use it to enhance all the property pictures I take. Have many other uses for it as well. Poor decision from Microsoft to remove it.

  • bhanu pratap

    thanks in advance for this guidance, thanks a lot for providing this information,but that’s really bad for office 365 users.

  • Mansoor Mahmood

    Thank You. I have a Business and Love using the Microsoft Picture Manager 2010 as it is the Best Software. You’r the Best. Live Long!

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  • Murray

    Many thanks Nathan. Very helpful. As others have commented, a bad move of MS to leave OPM out of 2013.

  • http://www.undp.org.af Munawar Khan

    Well done gentlemen – we are proud of expert Microsoft team.
    – Many Thanks

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  • Derek Tackett

    Mine won’t install. It installed on my Win 8.1 computer but not on my Win 7 computer. Here is the error code…any ideas?

  • Jimmythe1

    Hi – I recently moved from a Windows XP machine to a new one running Windows 8.1 (and I have already run out of words to describe my utter loathing of Microsoft’s latest attempt to drive the world crazy). To try to remedy the infuriating omission of Office Picture Manager I followed your instructions as above. I downloaded SharePointDesigner successfully, but when I tried to run it I got an error message telling me that it had stopped working. On closing the program I got another telling me that ‘The language of this installation package is not supported by your system’. When I try to uninstall it to start over I get the same message. Now what do I do? (Help!!!!)

    • http://www.technicaloverload.com/ Nathan

      Did you verify you had the correct version? 32bit or 64bit. If it’s an older machine you probably need the 32bit version (also linked above in the article)

  • dbinott

    Thanks! Just Installed the sharepoint version on Windows 8.1 with Office 2013

  • kuang

    thanks a lot

  • Biddy Greene

    Firstly thank you for this.
    BUT
    I just tried downloading the free SharePoint Designer 2010 installer on Windows 8 with Word 2013 – and they don’t seem to be offering “Customize”.

    Any suggestions for what I should do?

    • Nathan

      So you just see an install button but no customize button? Did you continue on with the installer?

      • Biddy Greene

        Nope; I thought I’d ask you first! :)
        And thank you, also, for the quick reply.
        Shall I try Install?
        I’m a bit inhibited about doing that because I’ll probably get all that stuff one doesn’t need. On the other hand maybe “Customize” now comes inside “Install”.

        • Biddy Greene

          Okay – this works. Yay! I downloaded MS SharePoint Designer 2010. Then I clicked on Install – and “Customize” did come up. Then I did as per most of Nathan’s instructions: I chose Not Available from the drop-down list and expanded Office Tools. There was no MS Office Picture Manager on offer but (if I remember correctly)I chose MS SharePoint Designer 2010 again, and then I installed it.
          A helpful tip: If you click on e.g. a jpg file in Windows 8 it opens your pic in the dreaded Windows Photo Viewer. To get it into the equivalent of Picture Manager, just click on Open > Microsoft Office 2010 [if you’ve downloaded it - see above! ]. Then you can do cropping etc. like in the good old XP days! :)

          THANK YOU, NATHAN!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/AnotherBrotherMark AnotherBrotherMark

    Thanks so much. Deeply appreciated.