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Installing FotoStation

This topic walks you through the steps required to install FotoStation on your Windows PC or Mac.

Mac installation

After downloading FotoStation, double-click on the disk image (.dmg) file to mount it on your desktop. Then drag the FotoStation icon onto the Applications shortcut to copy it to the hard drive.


FotoStation Mac installer dmg.png

Next, double-click on the Applications shortcut and then double-click on the FotoStation icon to start the program. You can also drag it to the Dock to create a shortcut the the program for convenience.

When FotoStation is started the first time it will unpack all required modules and place them in the correct folders on the system. It will also register the licensing service and require you to enter your product activation code. You will be required to enter administrative credentials to complete this task.

This document explains where FotoStation places its configuration files on the Mac.

Deployment of FotoStation on Mac

In large organizations where several FotoStation licenses need to be installed, a centralized software deployment may be more practical.

Learn more about large-scale deployment of FotoStation for Mac.

Windows installation

After downloading FotoStation, double-click the installer in the download folder to install it.

Note: You will need administrative privileges on the computer to install FotoStation.

Follow the steps in the installation wizard. When it completes, click on the Start menu to bring up the start screen and then click on the FotoStation shortcut to start the program. If you have problems locating the shortcut, start typing FotoStation on the home screen to locate it.

Activating FotoStation

If this is your first time starting FotoStation you may be required to activate the product. type or paste in the product key in the activation window, making sure to avoid adding a space to the end of the product key. A green checkmark in the activation window indicated that the product key has the correct format. Click on Next to proceed, and FotoStation will start once the software has been successfully activated.

Maintenance Agreements for FotoStation

FotoStation Pro and Client can be had with an optional maintenance agreement which gives users access to all updates, large and small, in the agreement period. Learn more about it!