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For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Graphic Workshop Professional is the image management package for Windows, and the ultimate digital darkroom. It features support for over 70 popular graphic formats; multiple browser windows; batch processing and conversion; thumbnails; a rich library of image filters and a lot more.

Whether you'd like to browse your image collection and view pictures, convert between formats, print your graphics as hard copy, acquire images from a digital camera, maintain a sophisticated keyword database, decode pictures from the Internet, process and fine-tune your photographs... the list of Graphic Workshop's functionality can run for pages.

Its extensive documentation and a lively, approachable tutorial will have you up and running in minutes.

This software is available for electronic delivery and on DVD-ROM. We invite you to download an evaluation copy and try it out.

There's a time for optimism and a time for pessimism. This isn't one of them.

  • Convert between over 70 popular image formats.
  • View graphics in any of the supported formats.
  • Display a slide show of images.
  • Search your hard drive and other storage devices for graphics.
  • Apply interactive image filters to your graphics.
  • Create sophisticated textures and fractals.
  • Once you remove the pin, Mr. Hand Grenade is no longer your friend.Print pictures to any printer supported by Windows.
  • Transform, rotate and flip your pictures.
  • Resize images with optional anti-aliased scaling.
  • Adjust image color, contrast and brightness.
  • Crop images interactively.
  • Move and copy graphic files.
  • View and extract graphics from ZIP and RAR archives.
  • Manage and edit the EXIF information embedded in your pictures.
  • Create HTML documents with clickable thumbnails of your digital images.
  • Acquire images from a scanner or digital camera.
  • Convert between digital video formats, such as AVI and QuickTime MOV movies.
  • Run any function in batch mode.
  • Print high-resolution paper catalogs of your picture collection.
  • Add text captions to your pictures.
  • Add permanent watermarks to your photographs.
  • Quickly edit your pictures — just right-click on a file and select Paint.
  • ... and way more.

Graphic Workshop

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In addition to the Graphic Workshop Professional software itself, the Graphic Workshop Professional suite includes several ancillary applications. Registering Graphic Workshop Professional also registers these applications. Evaluation versions of this software are included with the Graphic Workshop Professional downloadable installer.

  • Archive Manager: Create, modify, manage and extract files from ZIP archives with no complicated documentation to read or any unpleasantly long words.

  • Camera Screen Capture: Capture all or part of a Windows screen to image files.

  • e-Paint UltraLight: Refine your photographs or create original art with this simplified edition of Alchemy Mindworks' popular e-Paint digital darkroom and drawing application.

  • GIF Construction Set UltraLight: A simplified version of Alchemy Mindworks' popular GIF animator. Create instant web page animations using the built-in Animation Wizard.

  • Montage Builder UltraLight: Combine your digital photographs and other graphics into picture montages that can be printed and exported to single-image graphics, such as JPG and PNG files.

  • Presentation Wizard UltraLight: Create professional presentations and distributable Windows executables from your pictures and text with this simplified edition of Presentation Wizard.

  • Resource Extractor Easily locate and extract icons, bitmaps, sounds and other resources from Windows executables and DLL libraries.

  • Rotator: Have your Windows wallpaper or your screen savers automatically changed each morning.

  • Scrapbook: Preserve a library of your recent Windows clipboard activity — recall and reuse earlier objects cut or copied to the clipboard with a few mouse clicks.

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  • Adobe Digital Negative DNG digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • Adobe Photoshop PSD/PDD
  • AI (Adobe Illustrator) (requires PostScript plugin)
  • ANI Windows animated cursors (play only)
  • AOL / Johnson-Grace ART (requires ART plugin)
  • AVI Video for Windows
  • BGA OS/2 graphic arrays
  • CALS Raster
  • Canon CRW digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • Casio digital camera CAM
  • CompuServe GIF (with animated GIF viewing)
  • Corel CDR preview and bitmaps
  • Digital Research/Ventura IMG
  • DCX FAX files
  • Windows enhanced metafiles (EMF)
  • EPS previews, full rendering with the PostScript plugin
  • EXE self-displaying pictures
  • FITS
  • Flash™ SWF web objects
  • FlashPix
  • FLI/FLC animation files
  • Halo CUT
  • HAM — Amiga hold and modify
  • HDP HD Photo
  • ICO Windows icon files
  • Iterated Systems FIF
  • JFIF JPEG files
  • Konica KQP
  • Kodak Digital Science Camera KDC
  • Kodak Photo-CD PCD
  • Leaf MOS digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • Leica / Panasonic RAW digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • MacPaint
  • Microsoft Paint MSP
  • MIDI music files (play only)
  • Minolta MRW digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • MP3 (play only, requires external player)
  • MPEG (play only, requires external player)
  • Nikon NEF digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • Olympus ORF digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • PC Paintbrush PCX
  • PDF Adobe Portable Document Format (requires PostScript plugin)
  • Pegasus PIC files
  • Pentax PEF digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • PFS:First Publisher ART files (requires ART plugin)
  • PIC (as used by GLpro/GLpaint)
  • PICT — Macintosh metafile
  • PNG Portable Network Graphics
  • PS (PostScript) (requires PostScript plugin)
  • PSP graphic files
  • QuickTime MOV
  • RAR (view and extract graphics and other files from RAR archives)
  • Seattle Film Works SFW files (requires SFW plugin)
  • Silicon Graphics workstation SGI
  • Slow scan television HRZ files
  • Sony SRF digital camera raw image files (requires RAW plugin)
  • Sun Raster RAS files
  • Targa Truevision
  • Text files
  • TIFF
  • TTF TrueType font preview
  • UUE encoded graphics
  • WAP Bitmap WBMP
  • WDP Windows digital media photo
  • Windows BMP, DIB and RLE
  • Windows CUR cursors
  • Windows metafiles (WMF)
  • Windows screen savers (SCR)
  • Windows WAV files
  • WordPerfect Graphics WPG
  • XBM
  • WMV (play only, requires Windows Media Player or other external player)
  • ZIP (view and extract graphics and other files from ZIP archives)

Should you wish to contact us about this application, please send us some e-mail.

The Graphic Workshop Q&A page offers answers to frequently asked questions about Graphic Workshop Professional.

The Graphic Workshop filter demonstration illustrates a few of the effects available through the Graphic Workshop Professional view-mode Filter function. Click on it and stand back.

The freedom to choose includes the freedom to choose incorrectly.THE BOOK: Own the definitive, authorized printed reference for Graphic Workshop Professional, written by the developers who created this software. Hard copy rules.

IMPORTANT: Graphic Workshop requires access to the Internet to validate itself after installation. Please see the discussion of registration key security for a detailed discussion of this functionality.



If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

You can ensure yourself of a problem-free installation by reviewing our downloading and installation instructions. Downloadable installers can be used to install either an evaluation copy or a fully-functional registered copy of Alchemy Mindworks' applications.

Important: You might see a warning during download or installation of these installers concerning possible "malicious code." These messages are generated by Windows if you attempt to download and install most non-Microsoft software. They can be safely ignored.

Norton Antivirus: Norton security products may generate spurious warnings about downloaded software installers, including some of ours. They appear as WS.Reputation alerts. Norton may delete incoming downloads when it generates this warning. WS.Reputation is not a virus — it's apparently an internal reputation ranking maintained by Symantec, which gets confused from time to time. Please see our support blog for more about it. In the event that you encounter this warning, we recommend that you disable Norton Antivirus to complete your download. It does not indicate the presence of a virus or malware in our installers.

Internet Explorer and Edge: The Smart Screen feature in Internet Explorer 11 / Edge appears to corrupt Windows downloads from our web site. When this feature is disabled, the downloads appear to be fine. We suggest temporarily disabling this feature when you're downloading Alchemy Mindworks software.

Downloading: Note that you'll probably need to actually click on one of the following DOWNLOAD buttons to download an installer, rather than copying and pasting its link, or using it with a third-party download manager.

The last DOWNLOAD button — DOWNLOAD 2 or DOWNLOAD 3, depending on where you're located — points to our server in Great Britain. If you're outside North America — or if you're encountering issues downloading from our primary servers — please try the one in the UK.

If you encounter a problem downloading one of our installers, we're here to help — please contact us and let us know what happened.

Installing: Be sure you're logged into your system as a normal user, not as Administrator, when you install and subsequently run this software.

Click on one of the following links to download Graphic Workshop Professional 8.0a revision 9. This file is 64,254,464 bytes in length.


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Extend Graphic Workshop even further with optional format plugins.

Alchemy Mindworks' applications won't install spyware, malware or other invasions of your privacy, and we're extremely careful about virus scans. Learn more about the security of our downloaded installers.

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Thanks to everyone who has asked for a logo graphic for Graphic Workshop Professional. If you'd like a graphic link at your page for Graphic Workshop, please download this banner.

(We ask that you not reference this graphic from the server, as the file name may change.)

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As of this writing, if you have previously registered or upgraded to Graphic Workshop Professional 7, we invite you to upgrade to Graphic Workshop Professional 8 for half price. We are able to provide some limited support for the version 7 software, but it's becoming increasingly vulnerable to changes in Windows and some third-party security products.

Graphic Workshop Professional 4, 5 and 6 have reached their ends-of-life, and they have been removed from distribution. We no longer have replacement installers for these products. We are able to provide replacement registration keys and limited support for Graphic Workshop 6. We recommend that you register Graphic Workshop Professional 8.

Graphic Workshop Professional 2 and 3 have reached their respective ends-of-life, and they have been removed from distribution. We no longer have replacement registration keys or installers for these products, and support for them has ended. We recommend that you register Graphic Workshop Professional 8.

Graphic Workshop™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.

The digital camera pictured near the top of this page is not included with Graphic Workshop Professional. The graphic of the woman with a digital camera is used under license from StockFresh. The monitor graphic is used under license from DryIcons.