Windows Vista – resolving some performance problems

The occasional PhotoModeler user will experience performance or other problems while running PhotoModeler on Windows Vista.  They may see improvements by changing the Compatibility Mode setting. This can be done as follows:

  1. Right click on any PhotoModeler shortcut (i.e. desktop icon, Start Menu) or the PMPro6.exe file in File Explorer, and choose the ‘Properties’ menu item.
  2. Select the Compatibility tab to enable/disable various newer features of Windows Vista when running PhotoModeler. Additionally, the Compatibility tab gives the option to run PhotoModeler as it is intended for Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or for almost all other previous versions of Windows, as available from the drop-down menu.

If the operating system compatibility mode has no effect, try running the Windows Program Compatibility Wizard by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features, Use an older program with this version of Windows.

PhotoModeler 6 has been tested and is compatible with Windows Vista but as the Vista OS is quite new, various drivers and computer configurations can cause trouble.  As Vista and computer configurations mature we expect these issues to go away.