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How to get and install the “Microsoft Office Picture Manager” in Office 2013 and above.

If you are using Microsoft Office 2013 you might have noticed that the new Office suites don’t come with “Microsoft Office Picture Manager” program. Picture Manager was an excellent and small program included in Office suite which used to help users in viewing, editing and managing pictures quickly and easily. It also used to provide a few advanced image editing features such as crop, auto correct, rotate, flip, red-eye removal, resize, etc.
Basically it was a nice piece of program to edit pictures but now its no longer included in Office suite. The reason looks very simple. This program was not updated since Office 2003 version and was looking out-of-date, that’s why Microsoft decided to discontinue its development.
But there are many Office users who are missing this nice little program and want to get it back in newer Office versions.
The idea behind adding this program back is very simple. You’ll use a previous Office suite setup and will customize it to install only Picture Manager program.
If you don’t have a previous Office version, you can use Microsoft SharePoint Designer (SPD) 2010 version to install Picture Manager (it’s absolutely free and doesn’t require any product key to activate). You can download it using following links:
Download Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (32-bit)
Download Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (64-bit)
By the way, it is interesting to note that Picture Manager is not a component of SharePoint Designer 2013.
Here you can find the detailed instructions with screenshots, etc.:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/12697/How-to-Install-Microsoft-Office-Picture-Manager-in-Office-2013.html
The short version is to run the installer, then choose “Customize” instead of “Install Now”, then deselect everything that’s not “Office Tools” => “Microsoft Office Picture Manager”.
That’s should be all 🙂

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