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Should I remove ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,244
United States Rank #4,401
Reach 0.1255%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.01 days
265.84 days >
Average installed length: 139.68 days


VersionDistribution 5.78% 1.41% 4.81% 3.40% 0.40% 0.61% 2.38% 0.04% 21.22% 11.24% 8.16% 3.44% 16.90% 2.43% 2.71% 3.84% 1.86% 0.08% 2.95% 1.98%

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ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6

What is ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6?  (from ArcSoft)

PhotoStudio 6 is powerful photo editing software featuring an array of advanced tools, filters and special effects inside a very friendly user interface. Beginners will appreciate the straight-forward design, while advanced users will love the performance and control. The program includes everything you need to manage,...  Read more


ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6 is a program developed by ArcSoft. The most used version is, with over 98% 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 main program executable is photostudio.exe. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 26.91 MB (28,220,514 bytes). CheckUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\PhotoStudio 6
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B4BD4DFB-0A22-
Estimated size: 26.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6

Program executable:photostudio.exe
Name:ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\photostudio 6\photostudio.exe
Additional files:
  • RctXMLBase.dll - Rocket Framework XML Parser
  • DRMediaService.dll - DRMediaService
  • kgl.dll - arcsoft kgl (kgl)
  • RawExtend.dll - RawExtend
  • PCDLIB32.DLL (by Eastman Kodak) - Kodak Photo CD Access Developer Toolkit (PCDLIB32)
  • BJEPMAN.dll (by CANON INC) - Canon Exif Print Manager (BJEPMAN)
  • fpxlib.dll - Reference Implementation
  • MagAppFramework.dll - ArcSoft MagAppFramework (MagAppFramework)
  • CheckUpdate.exe - ArcSoft Check Update
  • MDIFramework.dll - ArcSoft MDIFramework (MDIFramework)
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • RES_PS.dll - ArcSoft PhotoStudio
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • magengin.dll - ArcSoft magengin (magengin Dynamic Link Library)
  • MagPCMac.dll - ArcSoft MagPCMac (MagPCMac)
  • magPltfm.dll - ArcSoft magPltfm (magPltfm)
  • magTools.dll - ArcSoft magTools (magTools)
  • MagCore.dll - ArcSoft MagCore (MagCore)
  • uArcPrintManager.dll - ArcPrintManager
  • ExtrasCtrl.dll - ExtrasCtrl (ExtrasCtrl DLL)
  • mlpsplug.dll - mlpsplugin (photo shop plugin support)
  • mlAcquire.dll - mlAcquire (Acquire lib using maglib)
  • magFpxio.dll - magFpxio
  • TwainExe.exe - TwainExe (TWAIN Scan Software)
  • AcquireImage.dll
  • PsPluginMan.dll
  • TwainDll.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PhotoStudio.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9E802B3A-7357-4560-B3B1-74091B40DE88}' (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 ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6?

You can uninstall ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6 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 ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6, 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 ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.01%
Windows 10 27.78%
Windows Vista 5.17%
Windows XP 5.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.04%
Windows 7 Professional 13.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.73%
Windows 10 Home 9.40%
Windows 8.1 6.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.25%
  Germany 14.86%
  United Kingdom 4.39%
  Canada 4.22%
  Italy 3.71%
  Australia 3.26%
  Netherlands 2.64%
  France 2.16%
  Sweden 1.51%
  Belgium 1.44%
  Austria 1.17%
  DK 0.93%
  Norway 0.86%
  Finland 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.34%
Hewlett-Packard 24.06%
Acer 17.42%
ASUS 6.11%
Medion 5.13%
Toshiba 4.22%
Samsung 2.71%
Intel 1.81%
Lenovo 1.51%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.37%
Dell XPS 8300 4.01%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.55%
Dell XPS 8500 2.55%

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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Aristotleover a year ago
After a few weeks of using this program an annoying add pops up every time you start it inviting you to upgrade to the full version. If it does not stop I will remove this program and cut my loses.