Microsoft Photo Editor
A screenshot of Photo Editor running on Windows XP
188.8.131.52 / December 15, 2000
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Raster graphics editor|
Microsoft Photo Editor is an raster graphics editor component of Microsoft Office first included with Microsoft Office 97. It features editing tools to texturize, create negatives, adjust gamma, and add transparency to GIF images. It was replaced in Microsoft Office 2003 by Microsoft Office Picture Manager, although many Photo Editor features were not available in Picture Manager.
Early versions of Microsoft Photo Editor, including the version bundled with Office 2000, do not preserve metadata from digital camera JPEG images. The Office 2000 version sets the display resolution metadata of BMP files to 0 by 0, regardless of what resolution is set through the program UI.
Version 184.108.40.206 and earlier have a 10 megapixel resolution limit. Large bitmap BMP files can be opened in Microsoft Photo Editor 220.127.116.11, as well as, e.g. a 4000×2578 (10.3 megapixels), 15 MB JPEG image.
Version 3.01 has an issue where, under certain circumstances, the program opens minimized with no way to maximize it. The solution is to delete the "InitialPosition" entry in the following Windows Registry location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Photo Editor\3.0\Microsoft Photo Editor
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Photo Editor\3.0\Microsoft Photo Editor] "InitialPosition"=-
- "List of Photo Editor features that are not available in Picture Manager". Support. Microsoft.
- "The Photo Editor button appears in the task bar, but the Microsoft Photo Editor window does not appear". Support. Microsoft.
- "How to add, modify, or delete registry subkeys and values by using a .reg file". Support. Microsoft.
- Official website
- "Photo Editor is removed when you install Office 2003, Office 2007, or Office 2010". Support. Microsoft. 12 September 2011.
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