Microsoft Digital Image

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Microsoft Digital Image
Final release
2006 Anniversary Edition (v11) / 19 September 2006; 12 years ago (2006-09-19)[1]
Operating systemWindows 98 SE
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP[2]
TypeImage editing
LicenseProprietary commercial software

Microsoft Digital Image was a digital image editing program created by Microsoft. It was a successor to Microsoft Picture It!.

Microsoft Digital Image came in three different editions: Digital Image Standard, which offered tools for editing images, Digital Image Suite, which added Digital Image Library for organizing images and Digital Image Suite Plus, which included tools from Digital Image Suite and the video editing tools of Pinnacle Studio. Digital Image had support for Adobe Photoshop plugins. Later versions also included Photo Story 3.1.

The latest version of this product was Digital Image 2006. This version had native support for Raw camera formats from Canon (.CRW) and Nikon (.NEF) On 19 September 2006, Microsoft released an "anniversary edition" which offered Windows Vista compatibility, removed raw support, added support for Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) metadata.[1][3]

The software product was generally well received and praised for its ease of use.[4][5][6]

On 15 June 2007, Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Digital Image suite would be discontinued because most of the feature set in the Digital Image suite of applications had been integrated into newer Microsoft titles and services, including Windows Photo Gallery.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Microsoft Celebrates a Decade of Exposing Consumers to the Joys of Digital Photography". Microsoft News Center. Redmond, Washington, United States of America: Microsoft Corporation. 19 September 2006. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006". System Requirements. Amazon. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  3. ^ Flaks, Jason (27 February 2007). "Digital Image Suite and Windows Vista". Windows Live Photo and Video Blog. Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Digital Image Suite 2006". TopTenREVIEWS. TechMediaNetwork. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 (Windows) (discontinued)". CBS Interactive. 13 July 2005. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  6. ^ Grossman, Debbie (Winter 2006). "Suite Deal". Popular photography and imaging: 96.
  7. ^ Fried, Ina (15 June 2007). "Microsoft axes Digital Image Suite". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 18 October 2010.

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