What are the minimum requirements to run PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner, and PhotoModeler Motion?

PhotoModeler (Standard, Scanner and Motion) 2010 and later are supported on these operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit)
  • Vista (32bit and 64bit)

PhotoModeler may run on other versions of Windows that are not listed, but issues with video and interface drivers, etc. may be more common. Windows XP is not supported and Windows XP 64bit is known not to work.

The minimum system requirements depend on which version of PhotoModeler and the types of projects being carried out. For standard PhotoModeler the minimum requirements are:

  • 800 Mhz Pentium
  • 512MB RAM
  • 250MB hard disk space
  • 1024×768 screen with 24 bit color
  • sound hardware for the video tutorials

The minimum system requirements for PhotoModeler Scanner and Motion (when doing SmartMatch and Scanner projects) are:

  • 2Ghz Mhz processor
  • 8GB RAM,  (the more RAM you can afford the better, 16 to 64GB of RAM or more is not unheard of)
  • 400MB hard disk space
  • 1024×768 screen with 24 bit color

To create your own models, a method of capturing images is required, such as a digital camera.

Note that there are 32bit and a 64bit versions of PhotoModeler, PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler Motion.  What version is best for you?

First check what version of Windows you’re running. See this for instructions on checking your Windows version.

If you have a 64bit version of Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 we recommend installing the 64bit version of PhotoModeler; if you have a 32bit version of Windows you may only install the 32bit version of PhotoModeler.

The 64bit version of PhotoModeler when running on a 64bit version of Windows will have access to more memory than the 32bit version. Because a 64bit application has access to more memory resources, it can handle large projects (large in photo number and large in photo resolution). This can translate into speed improvements and reliability. You won’t notice much difference when working on say a 5 photo (each 5mp) project.   Your CPU speed and type will also have a direct impact on program speed.

So, if you plan to work with large projects, get a lot of RAM, and a fast CPU, and the 64bit version of Windows (which is the de facto OS).

For information on running PhotoModeler on a Mac, please see this.


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