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Should I remove Dell PhotoStage?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #824
United States Rank #423
Reach 0.8358%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.18 days
713.44 days >
Average installed length: 374.86 days


VersionDistribution 34.50% 0.01% 4.94% 0.01% 40.57% 8.87% 0.09% 8.83% 2.07% 0.12%

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Dell PhotoStage

What is Dell PhotoStage?  (from ArcSoft)

Stage delivers photos, videos, music, Web pages and more right to your fingertips, with your most recent content always front and center. You’ll effortlessly toggle between photos, videos, music, Web pages and more. Want to listen to the new song you played this morning or watch the rest of the video you saw last night...  Read more


Dell PhotoStage 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 PhotoStage.exe. The setup package generally installs about 109 files and is usually about 78.11 MB (81,900,935 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. 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 75% of users of Dell PhotoStage come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on Dell PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Dell PhotoStage is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Dell computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com/us/p/stage/pd
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\PhotoStage\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E4335E82-17B3-460F-9E70-39D9BC269DB3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 78.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell PhotoStage

Program executable:PhotoStage.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\PhotoStage\PhotoStage.exe
Additional files:
  • ToolsCtrl.dll - ArcSoft Tools Control (tools control)
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • uASFWriter.dll - Arcsoft AsfWriter (WMV and WMA File Writer)
  • FilmPack.dll - ArcSoft FilmPack (FilePack)
  • PhotoFilter.dll - Toy Camera
  • gvs.dll - GVS
  • ShutterflyEngine.dll - ShutterflyEngine Dynamic Link Library
  • FaceBookEngine.dll - FaceBookEngine Dynamic Link Library
  • FlickrEngine.dll - FlickrEngine Dynamic Link Library
  • MediaClubSetting.dll - ArcSoft MeidaClub Setting
  • fpxlib.dll - Reference Implementation
  • uDXPubTool.dll - ArcSoft DxPubTool Engine
  • uMediaClub.dll - ArcSoft MediaClub Engine
  • FlickrNet.dll (by Sam Judson) - Flickr .Net Api Library
  • MagAppFramework.dll - ArcSoft MagAppFramework (MagAppFramework)
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • MiraclePE.dll - ArcSoft MiraclePE (ArcSoft MiraclePE User Interface.)
  • 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)
  • Miracle.dll - ArcSoft Miracle (ArcSoft Miracle User Interface.)
  • ImgCtrl.dll - Image Controls
  • AsBindDevice.dll - AsBindDevice
  • MediaInfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library to read info about media files)
  • MagTreeCtrl.dll - MagTreeCtrl (Magic Tree Control)
  • ArcSurface.dll - ArcSurface (ArcSoft ArcSurface)
  • IniFileList.dll - PhotoStage (IniFileList)
  • PhotoStage.exe
  • EffectMgr.dll - EffectMgr
  • ImportMgr.dll - ImportMgr (ArcSoft ImportMgr)
  • uEzDll.dll - EzDll.dll (EzDll)
  • AudioFmt.dll - AudioFmt
  • ThemeMgr.dll - ThemeMgr (ArcSoft ThemeMgr)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • d3dx9_32.dll
  • d3dx9_35.dll
  • Facebook.dll - Facebook Developer Toolkit
  • kgl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PhotoStage.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B5A759F-81B8-4EDA-9CA5-BA244FA65F1E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Dell PhotoStage?

You can uninstall Dell PhotoStage 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 Dell PhotoStage, 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 Dell PhotoStage.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.56%
Windows 10 9.21%
Windows XP 0.22%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.52%
Windows 10 Home 7.26%
Windows 7 Professional 4.03%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.84%
Windows 10 Pro 0.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.11%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Canada 2.92%
  Brazil 1.84%
  Germany 1.44%
  India 1.44%
  Australia 1.31%
  France 1.26%
  Netherlands 0.82%
  Mexico 0.80%
  Israel 0.62%
  Japan 0.51%
  Belgium 0.35%
  Poland 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.50%
Alienware 0.47%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 13.11%
Dell XPS 8300 8.20%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 7.38%
Dell Inspiron 620 7.01%
Dell Inspiron N5050 6.24%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 5.81%

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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