System Requirements

Get 100% PC Performance for Your Photos

Zoner Photo Studio uses the full power of today’s processors and graphics cards. Thanks to this, demanding graphics operations run lightning-fast compared to the competition.

Everything You Need for Your Pictures

Only Zoner Photo Studio gives you a first-class photo processing tool and maximum color fidelity for your pictures.

  • Support for 4K resolution
  • Support for high DPI on small monitors
  • Support for 10-bit displays
  • Integrated color management
  • Support for pressure-sensitive drawing tablets
  • Optimizations for touch controls

Minimum System Requirements

For smooth operation, Zoner Photo Studio X needs a computer that meets these system requirements:

OS: Microsoft Windows 7* / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 or 64 bits)
Processor: Intel or AMD with SSE2 support
Memory: 2 GB RAM
HDD: min. 350 MB free disk space
Resolution: 1280 × 800 or higher

* Service Pack 1, the Platform Update for Windows 7, and .NET Framework 4.5 must be installed.

Recommended Specifications for Zoner Photo Studio X

Two examples of suitable graphics cards are the AMD Radeon R9 (or higher) and the NVidia GeForce GTX Ti (or higher).

Processor (CPU)
We recommend a 64-bit quad-core processor with a frequency of 3 GHz or higher. This software is fully optimized for work with multi-core processors.

Graphics card (GPU)
Zoner Photo Studio can take advantage of the power of a graphics card via CUDA and OpenCL.

Graphics card memory is important for work with large photographs; we recommend 2 GB or more of graphics card memory.

Two examples of suitable graphics cards are the AMD Radeon R9 (or higher) and the NVidia GeForce GTX Ti (or higher).

Memory (RAM)
We recommend 4 GB of RAM or more.

Disk (HDD/SSD)
For work with ZPS we recommend SSD disks; these offer much faster reading and writing of data. The SSD disk market is still developing rapidly, so check the latest reviews to make your choice.

Operating system
A modern, 64-bit operating system is necessary for the optimal operation of Zoner Photo Studio with the 64-bit processor recommended above.

Supported Formats

Bitmap formats
JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PSD, PSB, PCD, BMP, PCX, TGA, ICO, RLE, WPG, DIB, BMI, PSP, PSPIMAGE, THM, HDP, WDP, JP2, J2K, JPC, PNM, PPM, PAM, PBM, PGM, WBMP, BMS, JPS, PNS, DCM, KDC, MPO, JXR, HDR, ZPS

RAW formats
CRW, CR2, DNG, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, ARW, SRF, SR2, MEF, ERF, RAW, RAF, FFF, RWZ, RWL, 3FR, CS1, SRW
For viewing purposes only, you can expand the range of supported formats by installing extra WIC codecs (e.g. WebP)

Video formats
ASF, AVI, M1V, MOV, MP4, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MTS, OGV, QT, WMV
Install MPlayer to add support for these formats:
3GP, DIVX, DV, DVR­MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M2V, M4V, MKV, MPV, MQV, NSV, OGG, OGM, RAM, REC, RM, RMVB, TS, VCD, VFW, VOB

Hardware Compatibility

Zoner Photo Studio can talk to the other devices that you use for work with your photos. Zoner Photo Studio can download photos from any memory card or removable disk. Naturally it’s also compatible with drawing tablets and touchscreen monitors.