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Should I remove ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,633
United States Rank #6,369
Reach 0.0452%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.36 days
453.07 days >
Average installed length: 238.05 days


VersionDistribution 0.34% 4.04% 0.11% 0.11% 93.03% 1.35% 1.01%

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ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2

What is ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2?  (from ArcSoft)

Provides powerful yet easy-to-use photo editing functions. Non-destructive photo editing for RAW, JPG and TIFF images. PhotoStudio Darkroom provides several editing tools to help you enhance your digital photos. Browse, search, and organize your photos with the use of tags and ratings. A convenient calendar view is als...  Read more


ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2 is a software program developed by ArcSoft. The most common release 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 primary executable is named photostudio.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 15.98 MB (16,761,322 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 62% of users of ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2 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 Darkroom 2
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{40DA94AF-34B7-
Estimated size: 15.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2

Program executable:photostudio.exe
Name:PhotoStudio Darkroom
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\photostudio darkroom 2\photostudio.exe
Additional files:
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • TEAspect.dll - arcsoft TEAspect (TEAspect)
  • DRMediaService.dll - DRMediaService
  • kglu.dll - arcsoft kglu (kglu)
  • kgl.dll - arcsoft kgl (kgl)
  • RawExtend.dll - RawExtend
  • DRExtras.dll - DRExtras
  • PSDRThumbnail.dll - PhotoStudio Darkroom Thumbnail Plug-In
  • dtype32.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer
  • dtype32x.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine Auxiliary Library
  • MagAppFramework.dll - ArcSoft MagAppFramework (MagAppFramework)
  • MSLUIRT.dll (by Sample) - Sample Application DLL (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • MSLUP60.dll (by Sample)
  • MSLURT.dll
  • TETransUtility.dll - ArcSoft TETransUtility (TETransUtility)
  • TECharEngine.dll - ArcSoft TECharEngine (TECharEngine)
  • TETextEngine.dll - ArcSoft TETextEngine (TETextEngine)
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • RawEngine.dll - ArcSoft RawEngine (RawEngine)
  • magengin.dll - ArcSoft magengin (magengin Dynamic Link Library)
  • MagPCMac.dll - ArcSoft MagPCMac (MagPCMac)
  • magPltfm.dll - ArcSoft magPltfm (magPltfm)
  • magTools.dll - ArcSoft magTools (magTools)
  • DRPrintManager.dll - ArcPrintManager
  • MagCore.dll - ArcSoft MagCore (MagCore)
  • uArcPrintManager.dll
  • AglSwf.dll - ArcSoft AglSwf (AglSwf)
  • PSDKRes.dll - PSDK Res (PSDKRes)
  • DRCommon.dll
  • DRInitialize.dll
  • gvs.dll - GVS
  • spotRemove.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PhotoStudio.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A1442EDD-C61D-4047-A795-6BD23B346C74}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2?

You can uninstall ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2 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 Darkroom 2, 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 Darkroom 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.81%
Windows Vista 15.28%
Windows 10 14.49%
Windows XP 7.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.94%
Windows 7 Professional 8.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.23%
Windows 10 Home 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.48%
  Germany 5.99%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Canada 3.41%
  France 3.24%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  Italy 1.58%
  Australia 1.50%
  Belgium 1.16%
  Spain 1.16%
  Mexico 0.83%
  Greece 0.58%
  Argentina 0.58%
  Israel 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.71%
Dell 25.57%
Acer 17.42%
Toshiba 7.77%
ASUS 3.79%
Medion 2.08%
Intel 1.52%
Samsung 1.14%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.85%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.15%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.15%
eMachines ET1331G 2.80%

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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