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10% remove it90% keep it
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United States Rank #16,590
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VersionDistribution 12.58% 2.52% 2.52% 66.04% 12.58% 3.77%

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HDR Express

What is HDR Express?  (from UCT)

HDR Express is the application that made HDR photography accessible to everyone with a streamlined workflow, easy controls and presets. HDR Express makes HDR photography accessible to everyone with an new workflow features and powerful new technology under the hood. HDR Express is packed with powerful features and tech...  Read more


HDR Express is a software program developed by UCT. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named HDRExpress.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 30.86 MB (32,354,894 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 67% of users of HDR Express come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.unifiedcolor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\uct\hdr express
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UCT\HDR Express\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 30.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDR Express

Program executable:HDRExpress.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\uct\hdr express\HDRExpress.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - HDR Express (HDR Express Installer)
  • OpenDialog.dll (by Unified Color Technologies) - HDR PhotoStudio (Open Dialog)
  • 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
  • QtOpenGL4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • HDRExpress.exe
  • HDRExpressLRPlugin.exe
  • HDRExpressService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HDRExpressService.exe runs as a service named 'HDRExpressService' (HDRExpressService).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.55 MB
21.09 MB average

How do I remove HDR Express?

You can uninstall HDR Express 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 HDR Express, 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 HDR Express.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.78%
Windows 10 21.52%
Windows XP 4.43%
Windows Vista 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.08%
Windows 7 Professional 25.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.76%
Windows 10 Home 6.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.27%
  United Kingdom 8.18%
  Germany 6.82%
  Canada 6.36%
  Sweden 1.82%
  Italy 1.36%
  Australia 1.36%
  Poland 0.91%
  Austria 0.91%
  France 0.91%
  Switzerland 0.45%
  Spain 0.45%
  Romania 0.45%
  Brazil 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.35%
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 14.14%
ASUS 7.07%
Toshiba 3.03%
Intel 2.02%
Sony 2.02%
Medion 1.01%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.48%
Dell XPS 8700 3.48%
ASUS All Series 2.61%
Dell XPS 8300 2.61%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.61%
Dell Dell System Vostro... 1.74%


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