Solved Photosuite ii problems on windows 7 can't install , help

June 7, 2015 at 08:33:29
Specs: Windows 7
I have windows 7 and 64 bit. I can't install Photosuie ii, need so help please, thanx.
I installed Photosuite 4 on another pc and then installed ii also and used both. This pc will not install ii.

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June 8, 2015 at 08:48:20
Here's a list:
http://www.techradar.com/news/softw...

I think Picasa is well worth a try, unless you want to do something ambitious.

I actually use GIMP (free) which is a bit like Photoshop, although some folk might find it a bit geeky - it also needs a tweak to get it to load more quickly in Windows.

Folk might laugh but I do use old fashioned "Paint" too, which is included with all Windows versions. It's darned good at getting shot of the odd speckles - even used it to reconstruct a photo which had been ripped (part missing). Takes a bit of skill though, which comes from usage.

As for loading the photos then first plug it in and see if Windows will detect it and give you options (such as import). Otherwise you can plug in the camera and a drive will appear in "Computer". You then click through the folders until you find one called "DCIM" which will contain your photos, which can be copy/pasted anywhere. Sometimes cameras will let you make a convenient desktop shortcut to DCIM.


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June 7, 2015 at 10:25:02
What happens when you try, any error messages?

Is this install from a CD, flash drive or a download?

If it's a download then Save the file rather than running it online. Install from the saved file.

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#2
June 7, 2015 at 10:33:16
Tried installing from a cd to downloads on pc, will not install.
Tried install from the cd itself and still want install. My windows is 64 bit.
Error says it is not compatible.

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#3
June 7, 2015 at 11:31:39
Neither of those programs are compatible with Windows 7 and you could have particular difficulties as you are running 64 bit too. The error messages are quite correct - they are too old.

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#4
June 7, 2015 at 12:06:41
The last computer I had did have windows 7 on it and I installed photosuite ii and 4 on with no problems. Do not remember if has 64 or 32 bit, and I do not know if that made a difference or not, thanx.

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#5
June 7, 2015 at 13:07:41
A 32 bit computer will also run 16 bit.
A 64 bit computer will also run 32 bit.

Most likely they are 16 bit programs and that is the difficulty.

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#6
June 7, 2015 at 14:31:51
Thanx for yalls help, Doyle

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#7
June 8, 2015 at 06:50:17
What version of photosuite do yall recommend for windows 7
I just want a very simple program like photosuite se

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#8
June 8, 2015 at 08:24:19
The only free programs seem to come with cameras.

If you let us know what you actually want such a program to do for you, we might be able to come up with something.

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#9
June 8, 2015 at 08:39:30
I will buy the software.
I just want a very simple program to get my pics from my camera, crop, resize, ad or sdjust color issues, brighten or dull pic.. Does not have to be Roxio /MGI
The software came with camera many years ago (MGI SE) and was installed on my other computers with XP, Vista, but will not load on windows 7

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June 8, 2015 at 08:48:20
✔ Best Answer
Here's a list:
http://www.techradar.com/news/softw...

I think Picasa is well worth a try, unless you want to do something ambitious.

I actually use GIMP (free) which is a bit like Photoshop, although some folk might find it a bit geeky - it also needs a tweak to get it to load more quickly in Windows.

Folk might laugh but I do use old fashioned "Paint" too, which is included with all Windows versions. It's darned good at getting shot of the odd speckles - even used it to reconstruct a photo which had been ripped (part missing). Takes a bit of skill though, which comes from usage.

As for loading the photos then first plug it in and see if Windows will detect it and give you options (such as import). Otherwise you can plug in the camera and a drive will appear in "Computer". You then click through the folders until you find one called "DCIM" which will contain your photos, which can be copy/pasted anywhere. Sometimes cameras will let you make a convenient desktop shortcut to DCIM.


Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#11
June 8, 2015 at 08:56:55
Thanx for your time and advise.

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#12
June 8, 2015 at 08:57:43
Better take another look, I've just edited #10.

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#13
August 8, 2015 at 09:42:02
A computer geek here where I live suggested I install irfanview.
A very simple software and just what I need. I can use my camera with and get pics from other places, thanx, Doyle

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#14
August 8, 2015 at 15:15:21
IrfanView is very good and has been around for years. It is free and well worth a try to see if it meets your needs. [On one occasion it even managed to view a corrupt picture of mine which meant I could save it again and fix it]. Get it from the official website, here:
http://www.irfanview.com/

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#15
October 2, 2015 at 08:42:17
Since I was severely disappointed that I couldn't install photosuite on windows 7, I tried workarounds suggested on forums, but nothing worked. In my opinion, Photosuite is possibly the best basic graphics editor I have ever used, and I have never found a suitable substitute.. I eventually realised that the photosuite I have is basically a self-contained application. The 'installation' merely unpacks all the files the exe file uses into one folder, apart from the choice of the language version to install. I found that I could install it onto a flash drive, using my old xp laptop, and then copy the installed files into one new folder I created in my windows 7 os. The installed exe file worked perfectly, even though windows 7 refused to accept any of the CD installation files.

The only thing is that you may have to manually enter the photosuite file name into the registry, if you want it listed in the right button 'open with' option when opening a graphics file. To do this, first run the photosuite directly from the flash drive, so the registry will recognise it. Then try going to the following registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\PStarter.exe\shell\open\command.

In this key you should find the photosuite exe file (mine is called PStarter.exe) location path to the flash drive (which might be disk E, or whatever). After you copy all the flash drive files to your chosen new hard disk folder, change the path indicated in the above registry key to the new path which will point to the exe file location in your windows 7 hard drive (disk C:\).

The registry key can be found by opening regedit.exe in the windows folder C:\Windows. (Be very careful not to change anything else in the registry, as a corrupted registry can easily crash your whole system.) The exe file will also appear in other registry keys, but the above change appears to be sufficient on its own.

PS - to change the registry key, click on the key with the mouse right button and select 'modify'. Change only the path and leave all other details in the key unchanged.

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