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Should I remove Zoner Photo Studio 12?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,944
United States Rank #7,557
Reach 0.0428%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 66.59 days
765.87 days >
Average installed length: 402.41 days


VersionDistribution 4.39% 35.23% 7.47% 3.08% 2.37% 2.73% 0.83% 11.03% 28.71%

Zoner Photo Studio 12

What is Zoner Photo Studio 12?  (from ZONER software)

Zoner Photo Studio is your one-stop solution for downloading and backing up photos, correcting and removing defects, adding creative effects, organizing and tagging your collection, and sharing your unique artistic sense.This beginner-friendly toolkit will have you getting results quickly with aids like the first run w...  Read more


Zoner Photo Studio 12 is a program developed by ZONER software. The most used version 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is zps.exe. The software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 101.65 MB (106,592,787 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 53% of users of Zoner Photo Studio 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Czech Republic.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zoner.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Zoner\Photo Studio 12\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Zoner\Photo Studio 12\unins000.exe" /SILENT
Estimated size: 101.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Zoner Photo Studio 12

Program executable:zps.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\zoner\photo studio 12\program\zps.exe
Additional files:
  • zps12_en_free.exe - Zoner Photo Studio 12 Free (Zoner Photo Studio 12 Free Setup)
  • ZBurn.exe - Zoner CD/DVD Burner 12
  • SetLang.exe - Zoner support library
  • ShellExt.dll - Zoner Photo Studio 12
  • ShellExt64.dll - Zoner Photo Studio 11
  • Iepack.dll - Zoner Callisto 5
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ZONERMenu' with a class of {BCAFD618-3FAE-4EFE-BF4E-4C43A7E1320B}.
Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F27547D2-B0CD-4283-ADA3-19375D2409F5}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Zoner Photo Studio 12?

You can uninstall Zoner Photo Studio 12 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 Zoner Photo Studio 12, 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 Zoner Photo Studio 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.76%
Windows Vista 14.93%
Windows XP 12.20%
Windows 10 7.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.86%
Windows 7 Professional 10.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.66%
Windows 10 Home 2.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.08%
  Germany 13.99%
  Czech Republic 11.19%
  Italy 2.15%
  Canada 2.05%
  Japan 1.49%
  DK 1.21%
  United Kingdom 1.21%
  France 1.12%
  Slovakia 1.12%
  Poland 1.12%
  Australia 0.84%
  Netherlands 0.84%
  Austria 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.48%
Dell 23.80%
Acer 17.69%
ASUS 5.02%
Toshiba 2.84%
American Megatrends 2.84%
Samsung 2.84%
Intel 2.84%
Medion 2.18%
Lenovo 1.97%
Gateway 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.34%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.61%
MSI MS-7309 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.24%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 1.87%

About (from ZONER software)

A small gang of photography lovers founded Zoner Software in 1993.
Publisher URL: www.zoner.com


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