Install Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013

By default, Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included in the Office 2013 package. However, you can download Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2010 and install it alongside Office 2013. It works well.

It is also possible to obtain Picture Manager from your Office installation media for Office 2007 or 2010, but this depends on your license, so you will need to check if this is allowed and compliant. If you are not sure whether your license complies with obtaining it from the installation media and installing it alongside the new 2013 version, it is best to consult with Office Support. This article presents a different approach that is compliant.

Picture Manager is a component of SharePoint Designer 2010 and can be downloaded from the links below. Note: It comes with SharePoint Designer 2010 only, not with SharePoint Designer 2013.

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (32-bit) Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (64-bit)

A copy from the SP license below:

  1. Installation and Use Rights: You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices.

It is important that you read the entire license agreement carefully, and if anything is unclear, seek support from Microsoft. Upon accepting the license agreement, you will be in compliance with the terms of the license.

Once you have downloaded the correct version of SharePoint Designer, run it. If you download the incorrect version, you will see an error like this:


If it is the correct version, then you will see the usual setup prompt with the Install button on it.


Select “Customize” – then, from the installation options tab, choose “not available” for all three main areas


Next, expand the third option, which is Office Tools , by hitting the + sign, and you will see the Microsoft Office Picture Manager. This is the only component that we need to install from the SharePoint Designer 2010 setup package. Select the drop-down arrow beside the Office Picture Manager and select ‘Run from  My Computer.’ The red X will disappear.


Click the ‘Install Now’ button to finish installing Picture Manager. The OPM will now be added to the Office group for Microsoft Office.


The new MS Office will have a shortcut to MOPM, which will work perfectly with your Office 2013.


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