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Computer Recommendations for the FAS Facial Photographic Software

This software is a Microsoft WINDOWS application developed for Windows 2000/Windows XP/VISTA/ Windows 7/Windows 8 / Windows 10 operating systems (English-language version). The Windows operating system can be 32-bit or 64-bit. This software has not been tested with Microsoft Windows 98/ME, or with other-language versions of Microsoft products.

The software requires Microsoft ACCESS to be installed. ACCESS is a database program that comes with Microsoft Office. IMPORTANT: the FAS Facial Software does not work with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office. You will need the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.

Minimum Recommendations

  • Processor: Pentium 4, 2 GHz (or better)
  • Memory: 1 gigabyte
  • Monitor: 1280 x 1024, 32 bit color (or better)
  • Microsoft Office (with ACCESS): 32-bit (NOT 64-bit)
  • Computer's Regional Date Setting set to English (United States)
    Instructions for setting the regional date.

This software does not run in the MacIntosh operating system.


Software Installation Instructions

Important installation support documentation to share with your Computer Support Personnel.

  1. Version 1.0 (2003) Software Installation Instructions
  2. Version 2.0 (2012) Software Installation Instructions
  3. Version 2.1 (2016) Software Installation Instructions

Camera / Image Resolution Specifications

A digital camera is highly recommended. If a camera with film is used, the photographs will have to be scanned to generate electronic images for import into the software.

Digital Camera

The recommended minimum specifications for a digital camera are:

  • 3 Mega Pixel resolution or greater
  • Flash
  • Zoom feature that will capture a close-up facial photograph that fills the frame

Image Resolution

In general, an ideal facial image has at least 1000 pixels across the width of the face when the image is viewed at its original magnification (or 100% zoom). The image is 300 dpi and roughly 2 MB in size.

Image Formats

The software imports the following image formats:

  • jpeg (.jpg)
  • tiff (.tif)
  • bitmap (.bmp)