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Should I remove Phototheca?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,545
United States Rank #17,490
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 117.30 days
345.73 days >
Average installed length: 181.66 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%



Phototheca is a program developed by Lunarship Software. The main program executable is phototheca.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 19.98 MB (20,954,693 bytes). PhotothecaUpdate.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 97% of users of Phototheca come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lunarship.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Phototheca\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Phototheca\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Phototheca

Program executable:phototheca.exe
Additional files:
  • PhotothecaUpdate.exe - Phototheca (PhotothecaUpdate)
  • uCoreServices.dll - uCoreServices
  • uStorage2.dll - uStorage2
  • uWinServices.dll - uWinServices
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DllReg.dll (by Mike's Classy Software) - DLLReg (DLL registration shell extension)
  • FreeImage.dll (by FreeImage) - FreeImage (FreeImage library)
  • Ionic.Zip.Reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • opencv_core240.dll
  • opencv_imgproc240.dll
  • OpenCvSharp.dll - OpenCvSharp
  • OpenTK.Compatibility.dll (by The Open Toolkit Library) - The Open Toolkit Library (OpenTK.Compatibility)
  • OpenTK.dll (by The Open Toolkit Library) - OpenTK
  • OpenTK.GLControl.dll - OpenTK.GLControl
  • PresentationCore.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® .NET Framework
  • protobuf-net.dll - protobuf-net
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows (Threading Building Blocks library)
  • uJpeg.dll
  • WindowsBase.dll (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Phototheca.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Phototheca1ImportPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Phototheca.1.autoplay' and the action verb 'Import.

How do I remove Phototheca?

You can uninstall Phototheca 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 Phototheca, 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 Phototheca.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.12%
Windows 10 16.47%
Windows Vista 8.24%
Windows XP 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8 5.95%
Windows 8.1 3.57%
Windows 10 Pro 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.08%
  Canada 1.46%
  Mexico 0.73%
  United Kingdom 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.14%
Dell 29.73%
Toshiba 10.81%
Acer 8.11%
Lenovo 5.41%
ASUS 2.70%
Intel 2.70%
Samsung 2.70%
Medion 1.35%
Gateway 1.35%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1720 2.63%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
Dell XPS 8300 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.63%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.63%


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