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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #930
United States Rank #870
Reach 0.8707%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.00 days
884.99 days >
Average installed length: 465.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.5.1 1.13%
1.5.0 2.96%
1.4.16 1.24%
1.4.15 1.11%
1.4.14 0.63%
1.4.13 0.94%
1.4.12 1.52%
1.4.11 1.94%
1.4.10 1.42%
1.4.9 0.97%
1.4.8 0.02%
1.4.7 2.83%
1.4.6 1.67%
1.4.4 0.03%
1.4.3 2.60%
1.4.2 1.79%
1.4.1 2.55%
1.4.0 0.39%
1.3.0 3.67%
1.2.2 18.60%
1.2.1 10.16%
1.2.0 11.28%
1.1.9 12.30%
1.1.7 0.38%
1.1.6 4.11%
1.1.5 3.11%
1.1.4 0.10%
1.1.3 2.82%
1.1.2 3.32%
1.1.1 0.07%
1.1.0 1.51%
1.0.6 0.01%
1.0.3 1.87%
1.0.2 0.48%
1.0.1 0.43%
1.0.0 0.02%

Picture Control Utility

What is Picture Control Utility?

The Picture Control Utility application, which manages and adjusts Picture Control files can be launched from either the ViewNX 2 software, included with the camera, or the optional Capture NX 2 software.

About  (from Nikon)

For import/export of custom Picture Controls to or from the Picture Control list and memory card, as well as for changing the names of custom Picture Controls in the Picture Control list, and deleting them. For non-Monochrome Picture Controls, allows you to adjust the Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and H...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is PictureControlUtil.exe. The software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 26.28 MB (27,557,611 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{87441A59-5E64-4096-A170-14EFE67200C3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Picture Control Utility

Program executable:PictureControlUtil.exe
Name:Picture Control Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\PictureControlUtil.exe
MD5:898bbf74de57b7530f1a9821f50aee65
Additional files:
  • Mercury.dll - Mercury Event Management Library
  • tbr.dll - Threaded Image Rendering Library
  • NkvXView2.dll - NkvXView Dynamic Link Library (XView Library)
  • PictureControlUtilLang.dll - NkvPictu Dynamic Link Library
  • Rome.dll - Rome Dynamic Link Library
  • PictureControlUtil.exe - Picture Control Utility
  • Colorado.dll - Nikon Imaging Library
  • NkPTPLib3.dll - Nikon PTP Library 3
  • NkPTPLib4.dll - Nikon PTP Library 4
  • Strato7.dll - Nikon Image Utility
  • Strato9.dll
  • Asteroid10.dll - Nikon File Utility
  • Asteroid9.dll
  • WorkQueue2.dll - WorkQueue Library
  • WorkQueue3.dll
  • RedEye.dll (by FotoNation) - Red Eye API DLL
  • zlib1.dll - zlib1 Library
  • picn1020.dll (by Pegasus Imaging) - PEGASUS (Win32 OP_D2S Pegasus DLL)
  • picn1120.dll (by Pegasus Imaging) - Win32 OP_S2D Pegasus DLL
  • picn20.dll - Pegasus Dispatcher for Win32
  • RedEye2.dll - RedEye2
  • CML10.dll - CML10
  • CML8.dll - CML8

How do I remove Picture Control Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Picture Control Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Picture Control Utility 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 Picture Control Utility, 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 Picture Control Utility.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8.1 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#930

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.44%
Windows Vista 13.40%
Windows 8 12.33%
Windows XP 10.79%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.58%
Windows 7 Professional 9.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.50%
Windows 8.1 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.38%
  Germany 8.31%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  Italy 4.19%
  France 3.91%
  Canada 3.66%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Australia 2.00%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Spain 1.39%
  Sweden 1.21%
  Austria 1.15%
  Japan 0.89%
  Brazil 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.77%
Dell 27.06%
Acer 13.68%
Toshiba 7.82%
ASUS 6.40%
GIGABYTE 6.31%
Intel 3.44%
American Megatrends 1.98%
Medion 1.74%
Lenovo 1.44%
Samsung 1.42%
Sahara 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.24%

About Nikon

Nikon specializes in optics and imaging and its products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication, of which it is the world's second largest manufacturer.
Publisher URL: www.nikon.com

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