If you are using Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, you may have noticed that Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included. Picture Manager was included in Office 2010 and earlier versions and lets you easily view, edit, and manage pictures.
Microsoft hasn’t updated Picture Manager since Office 2003, so the program is old and out of date, as expected. However, if you used Picture Manager in the past, and the features it had back then are all you need, it’s fine to install it alongside Office 2013 or 2016.
If you have a disk or folder with the installation files for Office 2010, 2007, or 2003, you can only install Picture Manager from one of those versions of Office. If you don’t have a previous version of Office, Picture Manager was also a component of SharePoint Designer 2010, which is available as a free download from Microsoft. Use one of the links below to download SharePoint Designer 2010.
- 32-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16573
- 64-bit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24309
The procedure for installing Picture Manager from an earlier version of Office or SharePoint Designer 2010 is basically the same, so it doesn’t matter if you install Picture Manager with Office 2010, 2007, or 2003, or SharePoint Designer 2010.
Start the installation program and follow the instructions on the screen until you reach the Choose the installation you want screen. Then click on “Customize”.
For each module listed on the Installation Options tab, including Office Tools, click the dropdown button and select “Not Available.”
We turned off all the modules, but now we are going to turn on the Picture Manager module again. Click the plus sign to the left of the Office Tools module to expand that section. Notice that all items in Office Tools are set to Not Available, including the Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Click the dropdown button to the left of Microsoft Office Picture Manager and select “Run from my computer.”
Then click “Install Now” to install just Image Manager.
If you are installing Picture Manager from SharePoint Designer 2010, do the same as you would for an Office installation. There are only fewer modules to make “Not Available”. Just make sure Microsoft Office Picture Manager is set to “Run from my computer” in Office Tools, and then click “Install Now.”
The installation progress is displayed.
When the following screen appears, click “Close” to close the installation program.
To complete the setup, you need to restart your computer, so click “Yes” on the next dialog.
Once you’ve rebooted, Microsoft Office Picture Manager is available under Recently Added in the Windows 10 Start menu. In Windows 8, it doesn’t seem to be added to the Start screen, but rather a simple Start screen search for The “image manager” will find it easily and allow you to open it.
Picture Manager is also available on the Start menu in the Microsoft Office group, which is where it’s also available in Windows 7.
Picture Manager is only included in SharePoint Designer 2010, not SharePoint Designer 2013, and there will be no SharePoint Designer 2016. Therefore, SharePoint Designer 2010 is the latest version that contains Picture Manager.