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The additional tools for Imaging Engine 21.11 Powered by Adobe® are:

  • Curve Pilot (which can include PressSync Pilot)
  • HDFlexo Screens
  • Screen Manager
  • Color Pilot (which can include Print Control Wizard)

The following are the minimum system requirements for Curve Pilot, HDFlexo Screens and Screen Manager. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running these tools on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

For the minimum system requirements for Bitmap Viewer, please check the Bitmap Viewer 21.11 System Requirements.

In the 18.x releases Print Control Wizard was a part of Curve Pilot. Since version 20 the Print Control Wizard is integrated in Color Pilot. For system requirements and a list of supported Spectrophotometers look at the Color Pilot 21.11 System Requirements.

Minimum requirements

Minimum System Requirements for the additional tools Imaging Engine 21.11 Powered by Adobe®
Processor type and speed

Only x64 (64-bit) compatible processors (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.



For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Hard disk

  • 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.
Network100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol. TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Graphics and videoMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
File servers

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
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

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 Additional Tools for Imaging Engine Powered by Adobe® on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows Server 2019



Windows Server 2019 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2019 Essentials(error)

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2016 Essentials(error)
Windows Storage Server 2016(error)

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard (error)

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2012 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard(error)

Windows 10 

For more information on Esko products supporting Windows 10 see: KB344821882: Which versions of Windows 10 are supported?

Windows 10 Home(error)
Windows 10 Pro(tick)
Windows 10 Enterprise


Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1(error)
Windows 8.1 Pro(tick)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise(tick)
Windows RT(error)

Windows 8

Windows 8(error)
Windows 8 Pro(tick)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tick)
Windows RT(error)

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • All 32-bit Windows Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)

  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows 8 (all editions)
  • Windows 7 (all editions)
  • Windows Vista (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 (all editions)

Operating Systems to become unsupported soon:

  • Windows 8.1 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
System Requirements
Applies to

Curve Pilot

PressSync Pilot

HDFlexo Screens

Screen Manager

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