PhotoStructure follows standard installation procedures for each operating system.

Please note: you must first install VLC if you have videos.

Mac OS

  1. Download PhotoStructure-Installer.dmg from
  2. Double-click the DMG. A folder window will appear:
    Mac DMG screenshot
  3. Drag and drop the PhotoStructure icon to the Applications folder.
  4. Launch PhotoStructure from your Applications folder. You may want to drag the PhotoStructure icon to your tray to make launching PhotoStructure easier in the future.


PhotoStructure installs into your Programs folder. Make sure you have at least 8 GB free (although PhotoStructure takes ~100MB).

If you've ever installed any Windows software, it's pretty straightforward:

  1. Download PhotoStructure-Installer.exe from
  2. As a good general habit, right-click the installer and scan for viruses, or drag and drop the installer on to a browser window open to
  3. Double-click the installer.
  4. Verify the following dialog:
  5. After you click Yes, installation will proceed.
  6. PhotoStructure will automatically launch after installation

Ubuntu Desktop

Only Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 is currently supported. PhotoStructure for Servers, which will support headless servers, is coming soon.

PhotoStructure for Desktop is distributed as an auto-updating AppImage. If you haven't used these before, they are self-contained, executable applications.

  1. Download PhotoStructure.AppImage from

  2. Move it to a directory where you'd like it to live, like ~/Desktop or ~/bin.

  3. Set the file to be executable. If you're comfortable in a terminal, just:

    • chmod +x PhotoStructure*.AppImage


    • open your file manager,
    • navigate to the PhotoStructure.AppImage file,
    • right-click the icon and select Properties,
    • click the Permissions tab, and finally
    • check the Execute: checkbox and close the window.
  4. Launch the app, either directly from the terminal, or by double-clicking the icon.

If you're having problems, there is an instructional video on the AppImage website, or contact us for help.

Photo by Christopher Burns. UAC screenshot by Akeem.