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FotoWeb Desktop client requirements

System requirements to run the FotoWeb Desktop suite on clients.

When is FotoWeb Desktop needed?

A client installation of the FotoWeb Desktop suite is required for the following functionality: 

  • Check Out/In
  • Check out and open asset in locally installed associated application
  • Image Edit, Crop, Upload
  • Placing assets in Microsoft Office.
  • Opening and editing assets in Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign

FotoWeb Desktop client requirements

  •  Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Apple Mac OS Lion (10.7) through El Capitan (10.11)

  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 Client Profile (Windows - will be downloaded by installer if not already present on the system. .NET framework 4.5 will also work.)

  • Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (Windows - will be downloaded by installer if not already present on the system)

  • Minimum 1 GB RAM, 2 GB recommended

  • Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 for Windows desktop required to use the plugins for Word and PowerPoint. Office for iOS and Office for Mac are not supported.

  • Adobe CS5, CS6 or Creative Cloud required to use the extensions for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. See notes on Creative Cloud support below.

Adobe Creative Suite / Creative Cloud support

Adobe is ending support for flash based plugins in recent versions of Creative Cloud.

The latest FotoWeb extension for InDesign requires InDesign CC 2015 or newer.

The legacy  FotoWeb extension for InDesign and Illustrator is verified to work with all versions from CS5 up to CC 2015.
Installing the extensions in Adobe Extensions Manager on the client system requires local administrator privileges.

The legacy FotoWeb extension for Photoshop works with Photoshop CS5, CS6 and CC (not CC 2014 and newer)

Please also note that CC 2015 requires installation of the extensions using a third party tool.