Missing Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013?

I was!!!  Microsoft chose to replace the Picture Manager with Windows Live Photo Gallery.  But I liked the ease of use of the previous picture manager, so decided to find a way to get it back.

After reading several sites, it appeared the best work-around was installing SharePoint Designer 2010 from Microsoft as Picture Manager is a component of this software and was a free download at the Microsoft site to ensure we’re not going against any licensing requirements.  The 2013 version does not have Picture Manager as a component so I used the 2010 one.

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

After the file runs, it asks if you want to install it directly or customize it.  Choose “customize”.  You can then see each individual component of the package which would normally be installed.  Each program has a drop-down arrow by it.

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Select “not available” for each program you do not wish to install on your computer (I chose this for everything except for Microsoft Picture Manager).

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For Microsoft Office Picture Manager, I then chose “run from my computer”. Then clicked on “Install Now” in bottom, right-hand corner and it was installed! Hope this is helpful to others who also liked using this program!

About jenreesources

I'm the Crops and Water Extension Educator for York and Seward counties in Nebraska with a focus in irrigated crop production and plant pathology.
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