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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,506
United States Rank #1,511
Reach 0.4606%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.37 days
777.80 days >
Average installed length: 408.67 days


1.5.1 11.26%
1.5.0 17.10%
1.4.16 8.14%
1.4.15 6.40%
1.4.14 3.93%
1.4.13 3.90%
1.4.12 7.28%
1.4.11 10.47%
1.4.10 2.16%
1.4.9 3.69%
1.4.8 0.10%
1.4.7 8.77%
1.4.6 4.26%
1.4.4 0.15%
1.4.3 4.91%
1.4.2 5.76%
1.4.0 1.73%

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Picture Control Utility x64

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What is Picture Control Utility x64?

The Picture Control Utility application, which manages and adjusts Picture Control files can be launched from either the ViewNX 2 software, included with the camera, or the optional Capture NX 2 software. (This is the 64-bit Windows version of the software.)

About  (from Nikon)

For import/export of custom Picture Controls to or from the Picture Control list and memory card, as well as for changing the names of custom Picture Controls in the Picture Control list, and deleting them. For non-Monochrome Picture Controls, allows you to adjust the Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and H...  Read more


The most used version is 1.5.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is PictureControlUtil.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 27.09 MB (28,407,740 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{11953C65-BB4E-4CA4-B0F0-2600A4B20040}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Picture Control Utility x64

Program executable:PictureControlUtil.exe
Name:Picture Control Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\PictureControlUtil.exe
Additional files:
  • Mercury.dll - Mercury Event Management Library
  • tbr.dll - Threaded Image Rendering Library
  • NkvXView2.dll - NkvXView Dynamic Link Library (XView Library)
  • PictureControlUtilLang.dll - Picture Control Utility Lang (Picture Control Utility Lang dll)
  • Rome.dll - Rome Dynamic Link Library
  • PictureControlUtil.exe - Picture Control Utility
  • NkPTPLib4.dll - Nikon PTP Library 4
  • Strato9.dll - Nikon Image Utility
  • Asteroid10.dll - Nikon File Utility
  • WorkQueue3.dll - WorkQueue Library
  • zlib1.dll - zlib1 Library
  • RedEye2.dll - RedEye2
  • CML10.dll - CML10

How do I remove Picture Control Utility x64?

Quickly and completely remove Picture Control Utility x64 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Picture Control Utility x64 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Picture Control Utility x64, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Picture Control Utility x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.39%
Windows 10 37.20%
Windows Vista 1.26%
Windows XP 0.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.93%
Windows 10 Home 11.56%
Windows 7 Professional 11.24%
Windows 8.1 9.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.34%
  Germany 8.97%
  Italy 5.44%
  United Kingdom 4.94%
  France 4.90%
  Canada 3.64%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Australia 1.81%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Spain 1.22%
  Austria 1.16%
  Switzerland 0.84%
  Brazil 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.87%
Dell 20.20%
Acer 15.29%
ASUS 12.60%
Toshiba 6.66%
Samsung 4.43%
Lenovo 3.25%
Medion 2.55%
Intel 1.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.89%
ASUS All Series 5.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.59%
Dell XPS 8300 2.49%

About Nikon

Nikon specializes in optics and imaging and its products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication, of which it is the world's second largest manufacturer.
Publisher URL: www.nikon.com


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