Because Photo Desktop 2 heavily depends on Apple's Core-Image, it also has some specific requirements for your computer. Although it can depend on the amount of photos you add to your desktop, a minimum set of requirements is set, some options of Photo Desktop can be adjusted to increase the application's performance, the Photo Desktop Setup Assistant can help you set these settings.

When necessary you can use 'About this Mac' from your Apple menu, to find your computers configuration.

See Buy Photo Desktop 2 on how to buy a Photo Desktop 2 license.

Minimum requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • Intel processor
  • 512MB of system memory
  • Core-Image capable video card

Recommended requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • Intel Core 1.8GHz or faster
  • 1GB of system memory or more
  • Core-Image capable video card
Note: Photo Desktop only requires limited resources when running inactively in the background.
Note: Multi-monitor systems may have different requirements, Live Updates are not recommended.

Photo Desktop 2 download

Before downloading, please consider the system requirements above.

Latest version 2.6 (6.0 MB, Mac OS X 10.11-10.12)
To see what's changed, read the release notes.


Photo Desktop 2, is currently available in the following languages:
  • English
  • Dutch (Nederlands)
  • French (Fran├žais)
  • German (Deutsch)

If you're interested in localizing Photo Desktop 2 in your language then click here.

Older versions

Upgrade to the latest version if you encounter any problems.