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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.

This software requires either:

Minimum Recommendations

  • Processor: Pentium 4, 2 GHz (or better)
  • Memory: 1 gigabyte
  • Monitor: 1280 x 1024, 32 bit color (or better)
  • 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. Users have been successful operating the software in a virtual Windows operating system installed on a MacIntosh.


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.
    (Do not obtain a close-up image by holding the camera close to the face. This may cause the image to be distorted. Use the zoom feature to obtain a close-up.)

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)