PC Windows Download

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

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If prompted, choose to ‘Save’ the installer:

If Prompted Select Save 2

If you are using Windows 10 in ‘S Mode’, you will not be able to install Focus in Pix. S-Mode is designed to only allow applications from the Microsoft store. See your computer’s documentation for more information.

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.)

Quick Instructions:

For more detailed instructions, scroll down this page to ‘Detailed Instructions’ section.

  1. Click on the Focus in Pix Free Download button (above).
  2. If prompted, choose to SAVE or SAVE AS… to download the file to your computer.
  3. Wait until download has been completed.
  4. View Downloads or locate the saved file on your computer.
    (When using ‘Chrome’, click on arrow symbol next to file name and select ‘Show in folder’.)
  5. Double-click on downloaded file, or choose ‘Run’ to start installation.
  6. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, this is your operating system requesting permission to install. You must click Yes to allow changes. You may also need to enter the Administrator password for your computer.
  7. If your AntiVirus software gives you a warning, you will need to select an option to allow the file to proceed.
    (See the below explanation regarding .EXE files and antivirus software.*)
  8. For detailed step-by-step instructions, scroll down this page.

Detailed Instructions:

Note: The instructions shown below use Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 7. To learn more about downloading files using Internet Explorer or Edge, please visit the following Microsoft page.


Download & Save Installer

IMPORTANT: You must SAVE the Focus in Pix installer on your computer.

Click the Focus in Pix Download button at the top of this page. Click ‘SAVE’ or SAVE AS… (IE 9 or later) or ‘SAVE FILE’ (other browsers). On most computers, this file will save to your computer’s ‘Downloads’ folder. Please take note if you choose to save this file to a different location. Once you begin to download, it may take several minutes. Thanks for your patience!

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.)


Start Installation

Click ‘View Downloads’ to see a list of recently downloaded items on your computer. Find the item named ‘FocusinPix_2019r3_INSTALLWINDOWS.exe’ in the list. Click ‘Run’ to begin installation of Focus in Pix. (Alternatively, you can find the downloaded file in your ‘Downloads’ folder.)

IMPORTANT: You must wait until the download has completed before clicking ‘Run’ or you will receive an error.

When the Windows User Account Control (Admin) window pops up asking, “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?”, click the “Yes” button.

Depending on your computer setup, you may also receive an antivirus warning when attempting to run an exe setup file. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about the safety of our software.


Focus in Pix Setup

You may need to wait a few seconds for the Focus in Pix Setup window to appear.

Once it appears, click Next to continue. The setup wizard will guide you through each step to install Focus in Pix onto your computer.  When Setup is finished, Focus in Pix will be installed your computer.



Launch Application

Look for the Focus in Pix application icon on your desktop. Double-click to launch. (In Windows 10 and Windows 7,  you will also find the application in your Start button under Programs > Focus in Pix.)

The very first time you use Focus in Pix, it may take several moments to initialize. This longer initialization process will only occur the first time you open the software.

Open Application on PC


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.

If the program does not prompt you for updates, check for them by clicking on the “Create a New Project” button, and 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!

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.


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.

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.

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

For frequently asked questions, 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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*The file you are downloading is an EXE (executable) file which is a common file type for installation software. Some brands of antivirus software may attempt to block EXE files. To continue, you may need to instruct your antivirus software to allow the download. If you are concerned about downloading files to your computer, you may prefer to scan the downloaded file with your anti-virus prior to installing it.





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