If you have upgraded to Microsoft Office 2013 or above from any of the earlier versions, then you might have realized that Microsoft has dumped the Microsoft Office Picture Manager. While there have been other applications provided by Microsoft to address this, nothing compares to the ease of use of the Picture Manager. In this article, I’m going to lay out the steps to install it alongside your other office installation without any additional cost, for free.
While I was disappointed with the absence of the Microsoft Office Picture Manager in the new Microsoft Office installations, I was keen to find out how to do the same. After some research, I found out that the Picture Manager is a part of the Sharepoint Designer which is available as a free download at the Microsoft site. You can download the 32-bit or the 64-bit, based on the bit-level installation of your Microsoft Office application.
Steps to Install
- Download the file based on the bit level of your office installation. If you don’t know your office installation or have downloaded the wrong version, then you can start with the installation process and the installer will complain if you are continuing with the wrong version. If it happens, just download the other version and continue with the installation.
- If everything is all right till now, then you should reach the screen titled “Choose the installation you want”.
- Click the “Customize” button.
- Then in the “Installation Options” tab, click on the dropdown arrow in all of the options available below Microsoft Office, and select “Not Available” from them.
- After doing that, click on the + symbol on the left of “Office Tools” option, and you will be made available with a bunch of options.
- Click on the dropdown on the left of “Microsoft Office Picture Manager” and select “Run from My Computer”, and the red X on the option should be removed.
- Then click “Install Now”.
The Microsoft Office Picture Manager installation should be complete and you can find the option in your Programs menu.