Mac Download

Focus in Pix ‘Creator for Desktop’ software will be retired September 30, 2020.

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Focus in Pix System Requirements

Prefer to download a ZIP file? Click here for a zipped version of our installer. The downloaded file will require unzip (decompression) software to extract the install file. (Most computers will already have this software.)

The below instructions detail how to install Focus in Pix using Safari browser.


Download & Save Installer

Click on the large blue Free Download button near the top of this page. Choose ‘Save File’ if prompted. Otherwise your file should begin downloading automatically in a few seconds. Depending on your connection speed, the download may take several minutes. Thanks for your patience!


Go to ‘Downloads’ folder

To find the downloaded installer file, click ‘View Downloads’ in upper right corner of screen (see picture) or use your Finder to navigate to the ‘Downloads’ folder. Click on the item named ‘FocusinPix_2019r3_INSTALLMAC.dmg‘ to begin installation. (If you used Finder to navigate to your ‘Downloads’ folder, double-click on this item to begin installation.)


Drag ‘Focus in Pix’ to ‘Applications’

After a minute or so, a window will appear showing two folders. Within this window, drag the ‘Focus in Pix’ blue folder into the ‘Applications’ folder.


Launch Application

After all files have copied, double-click on the Applications folder. Then double-click on the Focus in Pix Folder. Look for the file Focus in and double-click on it. (You may also want to drag this icon to your dock for easy access to the program.)


photo showing for open

Because Focus in Pix is an application downloaded from the internet, you may receive a warning message about opening Focus in Pix. (You will only receive this message the first time you launch Focus in Pix.)  Click ‘Open’ to launch Focus in Pix.



Many projects do not come with the initial install. You may be prompted to update your software with the message, “Auto update has detected new items to download. Do you wish to view the items now?” Select “Yes” to view the list of available projects, additional scrapbook, frames and background items.

Auto Update

If the program does not prompt you for updates, check for them by clicking on the “Create a New Project” button. Then click the “Check for Updates” button in the lower left.

We make changes to our projects on a regular basis, so check back often for updates!

Check for Updates Better

When the Auto Update list pops up, click the check boxes next to the products and items you wish to add or update your software with.

Please update your software with only 1 or 2 products at a time. Due to the combined size of all our projects along with varying internet connections, we do not recommend selecting all items at once. When doing so, the download time may be very long and you may receive a communication error.

Auto Update List


View Tutorials

Our customers often tell us that Focus in Pix is so easy to use! Even so, because it is probably unlike your other applications, and because there are so many features, we recommend utilizing our guides and tutorials to learn how to use it. Don’t worry, they aren’t very long — and some of them will even guide you step-by-step while making your project.

Below we’ve listed some of our most popular tutorials.

Tutorial Screenshot

Get Started

To help get you started making a project and to learn how to use many of the features of Focus in Pix, check out our Quick Guide and our short Introductory Tutorial.

Poster Guide

If you will be making a poster, we strongly recommend our step-by-step Poster Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

To see a list of some of the most asked questions from our customers, check out our FAQ page.

You can also call us Monday – Friday, 8 am – 2 pm CST at 952-891-8707 with questions.

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