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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 #37,115
United States Rank #27,221
Reach 0.0030%


1.2.11 1.69%
1.2.10 1.69%
1.2.9 3.39%
1.2.8 16.95%
1.2.7 23.73%
1.2.6 11.86%
1.2.5 5.08%
1.2.4 22.03%
1.2.3 13.56%

Typically installed together


What is photoFXlab?  (from Topaz Labs)

Ready to experience Topaz in a new way? A standalone application that can also be accessed as a plug-in, photoFXlab™ is the ultimate hub for all things Topaz. With instant access to all of the Topaz plug-ins, photoFXlab™ easily connects you to all of your Topaz effects in a searchable library. Featuring a layered workf...  Read more


photoFXlab is a software program developed by Topaz Labs. The most common release is 1.2.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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). The primary executable is named photofxlab.exe. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 467.59 MB (490,307,775 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 photoFXlab come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.topazlabs.com/photofxlab
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\topaz labs\applications\32bit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Applications\32Bit\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 467.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by photoFXlab

Program executable:photofxlab.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\topaz labs\applications\32bit\photofxlab.exe
Additional files:
  • libmmd.dll (by Intel) - Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler (Math Library for Intel(r) Compilers (thread-safe))
  • CORE_RL_png_.dll (by Glenn Randers-Pehrson - [email protected]) - libpng - PNG file format reference library (ImageMagick Studio library and utility programs)
  • CORE_RL_bzlib_.dll (by Julian Seward, [email protected]) - libbzip2 - bzip2 compression library
  • CORE_RL_ttf_.dll (by David Turner, Robert Wilhelm, & Werner Lemberg) - FreeType 2 font renderring library (ImageMagick library and utility programs)
  • CORE_RL_jpeg_.dll (by Thomas G. Lane) - Independent JPEG Group JPEG 6b
  • CORE_RL_tiff_.dll (by Mike Welles, [email protected]) - TIFF image file format library
  • CORE_RL_zlib_.dll (by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler) - zlib data compression library
  • libiomp5md.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) OMP Runtime Library
  • CORE_RL_jbig_.dll (by Markus Kuhn, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) - JBIG-KIT library
  • CORE_RL_magick_.dll (by ImageMagick Studio) - ImageMagick
  • CORE_RL_wand_.dll (by ImageMagick Studio) - MagickWand Library
  • exiftool.exe (by Phil Harvey) - ExifTool (Read and Write meta information)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip Console
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • adjustplugin.dll
  • bokehplugin.dll
  • CORE_RL_jp2_.dll
  • CORE_RL_lcms_.dll
  • CORE_RL_libxml_.dll
  • CORE_RL_Magick++_.dll
  • CORE_RL_xlib_.dll
  • cv210.dll
  • cxcore210.dll
  • exiv2.dll
  • FreeImage.dll
  • hdf5_cppdll.dll
  • hdf5dll.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_bmp_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_gif_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_jbig_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_jp2_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_jpeg_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_png_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_tiff_.dll
  • lcms2.dll
  • libexpat.dll
  • libmysql.dll
  • opencv_core.dll
  • opencv_imgproc.dll
  • opengldec.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • 7z.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{756B733B-AE51-48D9-A99C-3186D6DF6889}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 7z.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '7zip' and executes as "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe".

How do I remove photoFXlab?

You can uninstall photoFXlab 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 photoFXlab, 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 photoFXlab.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.88%
Windows 10 25.42%
Windows Vista 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.73%
Windows 7 Professional 15.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.78%
Windows 10 Pro 5.08%
Windows 10 Home 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.47%
  Canada 4.82%
  Poland 4.82%
  United Kingdom 4.82%
  Australia 3.61%
  Portugal 2.41%
  Singapore 1.20%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Belgium 1.20%
  France 1.20%
  New Zealand 1.20%
  Israel 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Germany 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Intel 10.26%
ASUS 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Lenovo 5.13%
Samsung 5.13%
Alienware 2.56%
American Megatrends 2.56%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 8.11%
ASUS All Series 8.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.41%
Samsung 700Z3A/700Z4A/700... 2.70%
MSI MS-7808 2.70%
HP-Pavilion AY022AA-ABA p... 2.70%

About (from Topaz Labs)

Topaz Labs is a privately owned company in Dallas, TX, that specializes in distilling the most advanced developments in imaging technology into useful software products for photographers and videographers.
Publisher URL: www.topazlabs.com


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