Tuesday 3 June 2008

Killing the registration prompt in RawShooter Essentials 2006

I'm still using the final version of RawShooter Essentials as it supports my SLR's RAW format (Adobe have now bought out Pixmantec, so this is no longer being updated or supplied by them; it is only available from other sources such as download.com). So, if you've managed to acquire it you will find that whenever RawShooter Essentials is freshly installed it will prompt you to register each time you start the program. As Adobe have shut down Pixmantec's servers the registration will fail. I compared the Windows registry from a fresh install with an existing (registered) copy and found that the registered copy had some extra registry entries. With these entries you should be able to kill the annoying prompt:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Save the above contents to a file with the extention ".REG" and double-click it to install the entries. You may have to fix the lines if they wrap. You will now find that next time you open the program the registration prompt will be gone.


  1. Thanks for this Tim - worked perfectly!

  2. For 64bit Windows the registry keys look like this:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00