The following are the minimum system requirements for Bitmap Viewer 23.03. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Bitmap Viewer on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.
Minimum requirements - Bitmap Viewer on Windows
Minimum System Requirements for Bitmap Viewer on Windows
Processor type and speed
Only x64 (64-bit) compatible processors (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.
4 GB RAM.
For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.
An NTFS volume is required.
The software can take up to 2 GB of disk space (depending on the application)
Also take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data.
A backup solution is strongly advised.
100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol. TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Graphics and video
Minimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
All Esko applications running on Windows OS can use data that is available on network shares. These shares need to be on Windows file servers. We recommend to use Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 as file server.
VMware ESX version
Hardware connections, including dongles, proofers, spectrophotometers and others may work, but are not supported. Customers should verify hardware support through their virtualization support channels.
Supported Operating Systems
Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.
If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Bitmap Viewer on a computer running an unsupported operating system.
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Standard
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
Windows Server 2019 Essentials
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Standard
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
Windows Server 2016 Essentials
Windows Storage Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 Foundation
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard
(*) Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions) is not supported for new installations as of 22.03. Upgrading an existing Bitmap Viewer to 22.07 is still possible on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, but this will become unsupported soon (for later versions) as well.