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United States Rank #20,917
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VersionDistribution 4.23% 1.41% 1.41%

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What is PhotoImpression?  (from ArcSoft)

ArcSoft PhotoImpression helps you manage photos, videos, and music files on your computer, while providing fun and exciting ways to enjoy them. You can easily share your photos through email, print them out, create slideshows, or burn DVDs. Powerful text-based and tag-based searching helps you quickly locate specific m...  Read more


PhotoImpression is a software program developed by ArcSoft. The most common release is, with over 4% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named photoimpression.exe. The setup package generally installs about 69 files. The installed file CheckUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 66% of users of PhotoImpression come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\PhotoImpression 6
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{063E409E-3D7C-

Program filesFiles installed by PhotoImpression

Program executable:photoimpression.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\photoimpression 6\photoimpression.exe
Additional files:
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • magengin.dll - ArcSoft magengin (magengin Dynamic Link Library)
  • magPltfm.dll - ArcSoft magPltfm (magPltfm)
  • magTools.dll - ArcSoft magTools (magTools)
  • maghelpr.dll - arcsoft magtest (magtest)
  • PIM.dll - arcsoft PIM20 (PIM 2.0)
  • dtype32.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer
  • dtype32x.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine Auxiliary Library
  • CheckUpdate.dll - ArcSoft Check Update Resource
  • MediaPlayer.exe - PhotoImpression Media Player
  • DiscEmpireRes.dll - ArcSoft DiscEmpire Resource (DiscEmpireRes)
  • DXCore.dll - DXCore Dynamic Link Library (DXCore DLL)
  • fpxlib.dll - Reference Implementation
  • CheckUpdate.exe - ArcSoft Check Update
  • ijl15.dll (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library (Intel® JPEG Library - Retail Version)
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • MagPCMac.dll - ArcSoft MagPCMac (MagPCMac)
  • MagCore.dll - ArcSoft MagCore (MagCore)
  • magFpxio.dll (by user) - user magFpxio (magFpxio)
  • PEVector.dll - user PEVector (PEVector)
  • arcRmaImpDll.dll - arcRmaImpDll
  • arcRmaPrvDll.dll - arcRmaPrvDll
  • ExportTMInfo.dll - ExportTMInfo
  • arcSamiDll.dll - arcSamiDll
  • EpExifUtil.dll - EpExifUtil
  • EpTiffUtil.dll - EpTiffUtil
  • AglSwf.dll
  • InitMediaLib.exe
  • kgl.dll
  • kglu.dll
  • Monitor.exe
  • MonitorMgr.dll
  • MonitorRes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PhotoImpression.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A3DD2F99-D2DD-4AE7-BE86-806017A3B66D}' (runs on registration).
  • Monitor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93D507CE-25DD-456D-A550-AE7566892DA6}' (runs on registration).
  • CheckUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Arc Soft Updater' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 2:01).

How do I remove PhotoImpression?

Quickly and completely remove PhotoImpression from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PhotoImpression from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PhotoImpression, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PhotoImpression.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.52%
Windows XP 18.31%
Windows Vista 18.31%
Windows 8 9.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.90%
Windows 7 Professional 8.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.63%
Windows 10 Home 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.66%
  United Kingdom 7.07%
  Canada 6.06%
  Germany 5.05%
  France 3.03%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Spain 2.02%
  Lebanon 1.01%
  Belgium 1.01%
  RS 1.01%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Austria 1.01%
  New Zealand 1.01%
  Portugal 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.85%
Hewlett-Packard 20.75%
Acer 9.43%
Medion 5.66%
Intel 5.66%
ASUS 5.66%
Toshiba 3.77%
Lenovo 3.77%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Gateway 1.89%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.76%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.17%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X500 1.59%
HP-Pavilion KJ378AA-ABA a... 1.59%

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is a application development company that makes multimedia technologies & applications across desktop & embedded platforms.
Publisher URL: www.arcsoft.com


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