How to Install and Bring Back Windows Picture Manager on Windows 10

Here is how to install and use Windows Picture Manager in Windows 10. In general on Windows 10 this applications or programs that often used to edit photos somehow disappears from the menu options >Open With. Especially after updating Microsoft Office to 2013 version, the application can no longer be found. Then how the solution?

For users of Windows 7 must be very familiar with Windows Picture Manager application or program especially for those who often do (basic) image editing like crop, compress, white balance, coloring, etc..

The Windows Picture Manager (WPM) program is a built-in software from Microsoft Office package, so when we install Microsoft Office on the computer then the WPM app will also be installed automatically, except with advanced settings may be possible (to uninstall).

Based on the experience of ri-techno.com team when this program is no longer exist we felt something is missing, although this is not our daily program to use but the fact is when the program is no longer available some of our works in windows 10 a little hampered, including to give the finishing touch for image that will be uploaded to ri-techno.com .

Although the features provided are standard or even basic editing features, but it seems that this program is still have many active users, as evidenced when the program is removed from Microsoft Office updates to the 2013 and 2016 versions many people are looking for information to get the program back, to stay using the Windows Picture Manger application.

How to Install and Use Windows Picture Manager in Windows 10

Here's how to install and reuse Windows Picture Manager in Windows 10 or in the latest Microsoft Office.

There are 2 different way that you can choose and the concept of both ways is to use Microsoft applications that still have the Windows Picture Manager application in it, and the outcome is to install the WPM application only.

Tutorial 1

How To Install Windows Picture Manger (via MS Office Installation File)


This first tutorial can only be finished if you still have the CD or installation file of MS. Office 2010 version or older (2007). If you do not have Ms. Office installation file (version 2007 or 2010) then just skip this first tutorial, just go to the second tutorial (Tutorial 2).

  1. Open /run the installation file (setup.exe) of Ms. Office 2007 or 2010.
  2. Enter the product key or installation key of the product.
  3. Click >Continue button.
  4. You will be asked to choose between "Install Now" or "Customize". Select "Customize".
  5. In the Office tools\Microsoft Office Picture Manager section, click the option button (down arrow) and select "Run from My Computer".
  6. In the same way on the previous step, change all (except Microsoft Office Picture Manager) listed in the list to "Not Available".
  7. Click >Install Now button. Done!
How to Install and Bring Back Windows Picture Manager on Windows 10 Microsoft Office Enterprise

After the application is finished the installation of the program that we select above, then the Windows Picture Manger application can be instantly used without having to restart the computer first. But if the option "Open with .." still do not find the WPM option, it is advisable to restart the computer / laptop right after the installation finished.

Tutorial 2

How to Install Windows Picture Manger (via MS Office SharePoint Designer)

The second tutorial is almost similar to the first way, just using a different media or application. On this tutorial we do not have to use the Installation files of Ms. Office version 2007 or 2010, we just need to run the Ms. Office SharePoint Designer program that we can get for free from the official Microsoft page.


  1. Download SharePointDesigner 2007 app here. (296 MB)
  2. Open / run the downloaded SharePoint Designer app.
  3. You will be asked to choose between "Install Now" or "Customize". Select "Customize". Or if there is no Customize option, then choose "Add / Remove program".
  4. In the Office tools\Microsoft Office Picture Manager section, click the option button (down arrow) and select "Run from My Computer".
  5. In the same way in the previous step above, change all (except Microsoft Office Picture Manager) indicators listed on the list to "Not Available".
  6. Click the >Continue button. Done!
How to Install and Bring Back Windows Picture Manager on Windows 10 SharePoint Designer

After we click the >Continue button then the application will install Windows Picture Manager program only on the computer because we allow to install only WPM applications only at the settings in step-4 and 5 above.

Similar with the Tutorial 1, this tutorial will also provide results instantly without having to restart after the install process is complete. But if the application is still cannot be found in the "Open with .." on the right-click menu, it is advisable to restart the computer first.

Alternative applications other than Windows Picture Manager

Actually we can still edit photos or images without using Windows Picture Manager, yup! Particularly in Windows 10 we can edit the image through the standard Windows app image viewer (Photos).

If we open the image via the default Windows Photos app we will find the "Edit" option in the tools bar section. In the Edit feature there are almost identical features that exist in WPM.

If you just want to dothe basic editing like crop, rotate, coloring, lighting, etc then actually Photos App is enough for on windows 10 (Photos), without install Windows Picture Manager. But if you want to enjoy a more completed feature, then Windows Picture Manager is the solution.

Do you have any experience or questions about Windows Picture Manager?

For you guys who have experienced about the tutorial or about photo editing please share in the comment field below as usual, also if anyone in here is still confused with the tutorial How to install Windows Picture Manager in Windows 10 please ask via comment field below also. Stay wise! #beWiseUser!.

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