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Picture Window Pro 8.0
Picture Window Pro 8.0 Installer
This installs the main program
including the help file and extras (color lines, curves, frames
and tiles, sample images, shapes and textures)
Window Pro 8.0 Installer
– Last updated 12-Oct-2019
If you are replacing an earlier beta
version, you will need to uninstall the old version before
installing the new one. To do this, use Start/Control
Panel/Programs and Features/Picture Window Pro 8.
If you get a warning from Windows
Defender SmartScreen during the install, click the More
Info button and then the Run Anyway
Picture Window Pro has been
thoroughly screened for viruses and malware.
Visual C++ 2015
– Download and run if you get an error
message about missing the file MSVCP140.dll when you launch the
installer. You should only need to do this once if at all.
During the beta test period,
Picture Window Pro is being updated quite frequently. If you have
already downloaded the full version as described above and just
want to update the core Picture Window program, as a convenience,
you can download it separately as a zip file. When you unzip the
file (by double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer), you can then
drag PWP 8.0.exe to the Picture Window Pro folder
(typically C:\Program Files\Digital Light & Color\Picture
Window Pro 8). Note that this gets you the latest version of
PWP 8.0.exe only and not the latest help file, bitmaps, or
any other supporting files and folders. Most of the time, the only
thing that changes from one beta release to another is this one
file, which is a very much smaller download than the full
installer. If you notice missing bitmaps or want to make sure you
have the latest help file, download and install the full version.
If you just want to catch up on a bug fix or a minor new feature
and don't want to download the full version, you can download and
install just the executable file. If you want to be safe, download
and install the full version.
Adobe DNG Codec 2.0
Download and install this codec if you want to be able to open DNG
files with Picture Window.
Picture Window Pro 8.0 Release Notes
– A brief overview of this release
Picture Window Pro 8.0 Update Log –
A list of all changes starting with the first (25-Mar-2018) alpha
Picture Window Tutorial
Tutorial – An introduction to using Picture Window Pro 8
Picture Window Pro 8 Reference
Creating and Using Masks
Curves and Histograms
A large, optional download
containing a graduated set of mezzotint textures for use with
the Add Texture, Monochrome and Halftone transformations. This
is a zip file that includes a folder named Mezzotint. Drag
this folder to My Documents\Picture Window Pro\Textures.
Moon Phase Calendars
On an unrelated note, here are
links to moon phase calendars for 2019 - 2021 created using a
program I wrote a while ago.
DoF is an advanced graphical depth of field calculator
for Windows and Android. Click here for more information.
Picture Window Pro 7.20, Color Mechanic, Profile
Mechanic, Frame Explorer and other currently discontinued
software can be downloaded by clicking here.