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What is WindowsPhotoGallery.exe?

Part of Windows Photo Gallery by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Photo Gallery is a photo editing software that is a part of Microsoft's Windows Essentials software suite. Windows Photo Gallery provides management, tagging, and searching capabilities for digital photos. It provides an image viewer that can replace the default OS image viewer, and a photo import tool that can be used to acquire photos from a camera or other removable media.
Description of windowsphotogallery.exe from Microsoft
Photo Gallery is part of Windows Essentials, a free download that also includes tools for movies, instant messaging, email, social networking, and more. Photo Gallery includes powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that you can use to work on dozens of photos simultaneously. Correct imperfections, adjust color and exposure, fix red eye, and even "fuse" two or more photos (such as different versions of a group shot) into one. And with the auto-editing features, Photo Gallery can even improve the look of your photos for you.
(windowsphotogallery.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does windowsphotogallery.exe run?

Process - WindowsPhotoGallery.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. WindowsPhotoGallery.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the windowsphotogallery.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of windowsphotogallery.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Photo Gallery?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is WindowsPhotoGallery.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.61081% CPU6108070.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.91 MB RAM60.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,143 /min50.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
160 GDI objects106.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows photo gallery\windowsphotogallery.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Windows Photo Gallery.

What else is related?

Windows Photo Gallery Stability

windowsphotogallery.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangXProcB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: WindowsPhotoGallery.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Photo Gallery
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 135.5 KB
Original file name: WindowsPhotoGallery.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.9292131590%
Privileged CPU: 0.3184061401%
User CPU: 0.61080701890057%
Total CPU time: 3,382 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1,073 ms
Privileged CPU time: 1823.16 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 546 ms
User CPU time: 1558.83 ms
User CPU time /min: 527 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 127.88 MB
Peak committed memory: 134.8 MB
Paged memory: 12.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 19 MB
Paged system memory: 217.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.78 KB
Working set memory: 24.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 30.43 MB
Min working set memory: 24.39 MB
Private memory: 12.91 MB
Page faults: 49,628
Page faults /min: 23,215
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,376
Read operations /min: 1,087
Total read transfer: 13.56 MB
Read transfer /min: 6.82 MB
Total write operations: 112
Write operations /min: 56
Total write transfer: 403.46 KB
Write transfer /min: 199.72 KB
Total other operations: 32,330
Other operations /min: 27,330
Total other transfer: 3.14 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.15 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 160
USER objects: 122
Handle count average: 330
Thread count average: 12

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\WindowsPhotoGallery.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: c03ac1fbcd625f93d2c245d97e06f270
SHA-1: 152ab465be2e6e3a5224a3d4f9ee7d49d115dbf8
SHA-256: c8b29da440c32b305fdc734dfa02dbb50b6fd47bc94582a8faf86b4674534b35

PE image details

File entropy: 6.50037
File packed: No
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