Windows 10: Anything in Windows 10 like the very old Photoed.exe? Solved

  1. gogreen's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
       11 Jul 2015 #1

    Anything in Windows 10 like the very old Photoed.exe?

    My confession: I've been using Photoed ever since Windows 98, I think (my original exe file is dated 2000). I've copied the exe file to succeeding updates of Windows and placed it on my desktop, and I still use it with Windows 7. I do occasionally use GIMP, too, but Photoed is just convenient for my uses. Does anything in Windows 10 come close to the ease and convenience of Photoed?

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  2.    11 Jul 2015 #2

    Photoed was part of office 2000 if I recall correctly.

    Regardless, I've never really used it... so it's impossible for us to say when we have nothing to compare it to.

    There are any number of free, and easy to use image editing tools. For instance, Photoshop Express is free, and easily installable from the store. There are literally hundreds of free, simple photo editing tools available.

    You can see a review of the web-based version here:

    Photoshop Express - YouTube

    Depending on what you want to do, a different app might work better... like Get Paint.NET
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  3.    11 Jul 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post

    Depending on what you want to do, a different app might work better... like Download Paint.NET
    Yeah, I was going to say Should be no learning curve coming from photoed and there are lots of free plugins if it doesn't do something you want out of the box.
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  4.    11 Jul 2015 #4

    Another vote for here.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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       11 Jul 2015 #5

    IrfanView is the best small image editor around as far as I'm concerned.

    Been using it since early XP and still works great on 10.
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  6. gogreen's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter
       12 Jul 2015 #6

    Thanks, all, for the suggestions!
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  7.    10 Sep 2015 #7

    PHOTOED.exe is the solution for WinX

    gogreen said: View Post
    Thanks, all, for the suggestions!
    have a look here
    Windows 7: MS Photo Editor "PHOTOED.exe"
    MS Photo Editor v3.0.2.3 - 32bit
    MS Photo Editor v3.0.2.3 - 64bit
    Photo Editor PATCH's
    have no problem at all up to now to use this solution on WinX 64bit
    needed only replacement of "PHOTOED.EXE" as described in Patch!
    But remember WinX is a morbouse collection system so you need to
    clear all W Cache related infos after application
    (clean start of app, also needed in many other cases)! for example use CCleaner
    Attention if you don't finde what you already instaled.. it's there.. WinX has a great
    problem.. not finding all installed App's... problems of the last century...
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  8.    22 Apr 2016 #8

    Just in case you still are having the problem and still want to use the old MS PhotoEd program (photoed.exe) they never really got rid of it; they simply hide it when you go from XP or 7,8 10, etc. Also, for some reason, it's hard to search the command line in Windows 10 with any success. But the program is still very much available. As was stated here before, you will find the program already installed if you have Office 2000, Office 2010, and so on. It is a "Tool" found in Office's common files. Using Windows Explorer hunt around in your Programs Folder (presuming you do have some version of Office installed) and you will find it. Once you find the logo, right click that and create a shortcut. You will be told that you can't create the shortcut there (in the folder it's already in) and asked if you want to create a shortcut on your desktop. Click to do that and then you may (if you wish) right click the logo on your desk top to pin it to your task bar (or earlier pin it to start up if you want to do that). Hope that helps. I agree, btw, that it's certainly the fasted way to tweak a simple picture without lumbering under a full-throated photo editor program. Often in life, fewer choices make for happier living.
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