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  Picture Window Pro 8.0 Downloads

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). Picture Window Pro requires a computer using 64-bit Windows 7 or later. Several features related to advanced high resolution and multiple monitor support require Windows 10.

Picture Window Pro 8.0 Installer – Version 8.0.252 - Last updated 22-Nov-2021

Visual 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.

Picture Window Pro – Last updated 22-Nov-2021

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 full version.

Picture Window Pro 8.0 Release Notes – A brief overview of this release

Release Notes – Last updated 28-Oct-2019

Picture Window Pro 8.0 Update Log – A list of all changes starting with the first (25-Mar-2018) alpha release

Update Log – Last updated 22-Nov-2021

Picture Window Tutorial

Tutorial – An introduction to using Picture Window Pro 8

Picture Window Pro 8 Tutorial – Last Updated 19-Nov-2021

Picture Window Help

  A copy of the Picture Window help file in PDF format

Picture Window Pro 8 Help – Last Updated 22-Nov-2021

Picture Window Pro 8 Reference Manuals

Batch Processing

Batch Processing – Last Updated 28-Feb-2021

Color Spaces

Color Spaces – Last Updated 28-Feb-2021

Color Management

Color Management – Last Updated 28-Feb-2021


Controls – Last Updated 6-Nov-2021

Creating and Using Masks

Creating and Using Masks – Last Updated 26-Aug-2021

Curves and Histograms

Curves and Histograms – Last Updated 23-Aug-2021

Focus Stacking

Focus Stacking – Last Updated 19-May-2021

Geotagging Images

Geotagging Images – Last Updated 28-Feb-2021

Image Stitching for Panoramas

Image Stitching for Panoramas – Last Updated 12-May-2021

IR Photography

IR Photography – Last Updated 9-Nov-2021

Lens and Camera Profiles

Lens and Camera Profiles – Last Updated 28-Feb-2021

Multipass Sharpening

Multipass Sharpening – Last Updated 16-Nov-2021


Printing– Last Updated 28-Feb-2021


Scripts– Last Updated 28-Feb-2021


Transformations – Last Updated 22-Nov-2021

  Slide Show Viewer 1.0

Slide Show Viewer is a stand-alone program that can display a folder containing JPEG or TIFF files as a slide show. You can customize slide shows, including the use of the so-called Ken Burns effect that lets you pan and zoom images. For detailed usage information, please see the included help file.

Slide Show Viewer Installer

This installs the main program including its help file.

Slide Show Viewer 1.0 Installer – Version 1.0.6 - Last updated 4-Nov-2021

Visual 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.


Mezzotint Textures

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.


Mezzotint – Last updated 25-Mar-2018

Moon Phase Calendars

On an unrelated note, here are links to moon phase calendars for 2021 - 2022 created using a program I wrote a while ago.

Moon Calendars


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. – Last Updated 7-Apr-2020

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  DoF

DoF is an advanced graphical depth of field calculator for Windows and Android. Click here for more information.

Discontinued Software

Picture Window Pro 7.20, Color Mechanic, Profile Mechanic, Frame Explorer and other currently discontinued software can be downloaded by clicking here.

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