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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) . The tutorial and
reference manuals are not included and must be downloaded
separately (see below).
Window Pro 8.0 Installer
– Version 8.0.170 - Last updated
C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable DLLs
– Download and run if you
get an error message about missing the file MSVCP140.dll or
VCRUNTIME140_1.dll when you launch the installer. You should only
need to do this once if at all.
If you have already downloaded the
full version as described above and want to update just 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 minor 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
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 Help
A copy of the Picture Window help file in PDF format
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 2020 - 2022 created using a
program I wrote a while ago.
Another program I wrote a long
time ago and recently revived -- Ephemeris computes the rise
and set times and positions of the Sun and Moon for any
given date and location.
ephemeris.zip – Last
To install and run ephemeris,
just unzip the files to a folder and run Ephemeris.exe. The
included help file provides instructions on how to use it.
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.