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Should I remove Microsoft Pro Photo Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,711
United States Rank #6,698
Reach 0.0446%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 52.44 days
522.02 days >
Average installed length: 274.28 days


2.2 98.07%
2.0.523.0 1.14% 0.80%

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Microsoft Pro Photo Tools

What is Microsoft Pro Photo Tools?  (from Microsoft)

The Pro Photo Tools allow you to add, change, and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs. You can place photos on the Live Earth map and then drag them to the right location. The GPS information will be stored back into the photos. If you have a GPS device, you can load track route files from the mos...  Read more


Microsoft Pro Photo Tools is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 673 KB (689,152 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13518
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft pro photo tools
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A05CF147-BEED-4880-BF9B-4EAF22C77FFD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 673 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Pro Photo Tools

  • extractimage.dll - Pro Photo Tools (Thumbnail extractor DLL)
  • extractmetadata.dll - Metadata Extraction DLL
  • msimgshellext.dll - Pro Photo Tools Shell Launcher
  • muoptin.dll - Pro Photo Tools Installer Tools
  • pptnative.dll - Pro Photo Tools Native Interface DLL
  • microsoft.imagemetadata.dll - ImageMetadata
  • prophototools.exe - ProPhotoTools (Pro Photo Tools)
  • viewer.dll - Viewer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • msimgshellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'RmgShellExtModule' with a class of {EA31839B-63AA-4550-92CD-D9EEDE3127A9}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • prophototools.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Pro Photo Tools\ProPhotoTools.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Pro Photo Tools?

You can uninstall Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 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 Microsoft Pro Photo Tools, 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 Microsoft Pro Photo Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.61%
Windows 10 16.93%
Windows Vista 14.43%
Windows XP 11.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.21%
Windows 7 Professional 12.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.07%
Windows 10 Home 4.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.09%
  Germany 18.52%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Australia 1.65%
  Canada 1.65%
  Italy 1.65%
  France 1.22%
  Finland 1.22%
  Austria 1.04%
  Belgium 0.78%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Spain 0.52%
  Switzerland 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.37%
Hewlett-Packard 23.84%
Acer 12.24%
ASUS 6.33%
Medion 6.12%
Intel 3.59%
Samsung 3.16%
Toshiba 2.95%
Lenovo 1.48%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Gateway 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.54%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.15%
ASUS All Series 2.36%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.36%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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