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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,399
United States Rank #8,283
Reach 0.0569%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.69 days
580.88 days >
Average installed length: 305.21 days


3.0.1 12.92%
3.00.000 87.08%

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Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0

What is Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition?

Adobe Photoshop Album is a software application by Adobe Systems designed to import, organize and edit digital photos, and allows quick and easy searching and sharing of entire photo collections. Photoshop Album Starter Edition includes features like red-eye correction, brightness adjustment, calendar view and image tagging. The Starter Edition allows using the program for a certain number of times until it prompts for registration for continued usage.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3 helps you to find, fix, and easily share your photos using a compatible PC. With this version of Starter Edition you can: Use tags to organize your photos so that they are easy to find. Use a calendar view to see all of your digital photos in one place. Easily fix common photo fl...  Read more


The most common release is 3.00.000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Photoshop Album Starter Edition.exe. The setup package generally installs about 84 files and is usually about 16.85 MB (17,667,029 bytes). The installed file AdobeUpdater.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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4BDFD2CE-6329-42E4-9801-9B3D1F10D79B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.85 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0

Program executable:Photoshop Album Starter Edition.exe
Name:Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\Photoshop Album Starter Edition.exe
Additional files:
  • psa30se_de_de.exe - Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter Edition 3.0 (Setup Launcher)
  • AdobeQt.dll - Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition (Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0 component)
  • AocCache.dll
  • apdboot.dll
  • apdproxy.exe
  • ComponentLauncher.exe - Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0 (Viewer)
  • creation.dll
  • Discwriter.dll
  • Edit.dll
  • email.dll
  • ImageLibrary.dll
  • jpegviewer.dll
  • ols.dll
  • pdf2img.dll
  • pdfcreation.dll
  • pdfdm.dll
  • PhotoDownloader.dll
  • Photoshop Album Starter Edition.exe - Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0
  • PhotoshopAlbum.exe - Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition
  • prefrences.dll
  • Print.dll
  • PsaProxy.exe
  • PtPlatform.dll
  • PtPlatformMsg.dll
  • Review.dll
  • SESDK.dll
  • SEUtils.dll
  • ThumbnailCache.dll
  • uploader.dll
  • AUM21.dll - AUM Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Update Manager Library)
  • AWSCommonSymbols.dll - Adobe AWSCommonSymbols (AWSCommonSymbols)
  • AdobeOLS.dll - Adobe Online Services (Adobe Online Services Library)
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • AdobeUpdateManager.exe - Adobe Update Manager
  • OperaMgr.dll - Adobe Opera Manager (Adobe Opera Manager Library)
  • Plugin.dll - Adobe Photoshop (Photoshop Plugin Utilities)
  • Asn.er.dll - ASN Library (ASN Dynamic Library)
  • AXEParser.dll - AXEParser (Adobe XML Engine Parser)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PsaProxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PSASE30ImportPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'PSASE30.autoplay' and the action verb 'launch.
Scheduled Task
  • Photoshop Album Starter Edition.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1844D156-419F-46A1-8784-112882AD951D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • apdproxy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Photo Downloader' and executes as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • apdproxy.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Photo Downloader' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Photoshop Album Starter Edition.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\Photoshop Album Starter Edition.exe'.
  • PhotoshopAlbum.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\2.0\Apps\PhotoshopAlbum.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition?

You can uninstall Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter Edition 3.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition.

Win XP 44%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 46.70%
Windows 7 30.84%
Windows Vista 17.02%
Windows 10 5.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.51%
Windows 7 Professional 4.48%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.89%
  Germany 12.19%
  United Kingdom 6.83%
  Italy 4.66%
  Iran 3.49%
  Australia 2.72%
  Canada 2.56%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Brazil 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%
  India 1.55%
  Belgium 1.48%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Israel 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.46%
Hewlett-Packard 20.16%
Acer 11.81%
Intel 10.39%
American Megatrends 9.76%
Sahara 5.67%
Toshiba 3.94%
ASUS 2.20%
Samsung 1.42%
Medion 1.26%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.62%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.25%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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