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Olympus Workspace was renamed OM Workspace.
Therefore, if you are using OM Workspace, read this page by replacing Olympus Workspace with OM Workspace.
Questions : <If you are using the software on a Mac with Apple M1, refer to the following information:>
How to install Rosetta if required when installing Olympus Workspace / OLYMPUS Capture on a Mac computer
How to enable camera drivers on Mac with Apple M1 (Olympus Workspace)
Notice for E-M1 Mark III and E-M1X users when connecting the camera to a Mac with Apple M1

Question :
What are the operating environment (system requirements) for using Olympus Workspace?

Answer:
The following tables show the operating environment (system requirements) for using Olympus Workspace.

Olympus Workspace (for Windows)
OS Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
(Need a 64bit-OS for the processing of High Res Shot raw file)
(Need a 64bit-OS for Focus Stacking)
CPU Core i series or later is recommended
(Need a Core i7 or faster for 4K/C4K movie playback and edit)
RAM 2GB or more
(Need 8GB or more RAM for the processing of High Res Shot raw file)
HDD 3 GB or more of free space
Monitor 1024 x 768 pixels or more Minimum 65,536 colors
(Minimum 16,770,000 colors recommended)
GPU NVIDIA or a card with an AMD GPU, VRAM 2GB or greater
Others USB2.0/3.0 port
Internet Explorer 11 or later

Olympus Workspace (for Mac)
OS macOS v10.12 - 10.15, 11.0 - 11.2
CPU Intel Core i series or faster; Apple M1 chip or later
(Need a Core i7 or faster for 4K/C4K movie playback and edit)
RAM 2GB or more
(Need 8GB or more RAM for the processing of High Res Shot raw file)
HDD 3 GB or more of free space
Monitor 1024 x 768 pixels or more Minimum 65,536 colors
(Minimum 16,770,000 colors recommended)
GPU NVIDIA or a card with an AMD GPU, 1 GB or greater
Others USB2.0/3.0 port
Safari 7.0 or later
QuickTime 7 or later

Question :
How do I download the free Olympus Workspace software?

Answer:
The Olympus Workspace image editing software is available to Olympus camera users as a free download. The following procedure explains how to download the software.

Note:
To download a free Olympus Workspace software, you need the serial number from your camera. Refer to the following webpage for more information:
Where can I find the serial number on the camera?

How to download Olympus Workspace
  1. 1. Click Olympus Workspace Software Download.
  2. 2. Carefully read the Software License Agreement in How to download and install Olympus Workspace.
    If you accept the terms, enter the serial number of your camera into the Serial Number box.
  3. 3. Click Download Now for Windows 32bit, Windows 64bit or Macintosh to download the software.

    Olympus Workspace Installer for Windows:
    Download the installer for either Windows 32bit or 64bit. If you are not sure which installer to choose, contact the manufacturer of your computer to find out the type of your Windows computer.


    What to do if the download does not start automatically:
    If the download does not start automatically, click the link displayed on the top of the web page to download the installer.
  4. 4. After the download of the installer is completed, install Olympus Workspace to your computer following the instructions displayed.

    How do I install Olympus Workspace on my computer? (Windows)
    How do I install Olympus Workspace on my computer? (MacOS)

Question :
Where can I find the serial number of my camera?

Answer:
The 9 digit number or alphanumeric serial number is at the bottom of the digital camera.

Note:
You can also find the serial number in the warranty card.

Question :
How do I install Olympus Workspace on my computer? (Windows)

Answer:
The following procedure explains how to install Olympus Workspace on a Windows computer.

Note:
Olympus digital camera users can download a free installer for Olympus Workspace. To see information on how to download the Olympus Workspace software, refer to the following question:
How do I download the free Olympus Workspace software?
The serial number of your camera is required to download the Olympus Workspace. Refer to the following webpage for more information:
Where can I find the serial number of my camera?
How to install the Olympus Workspace software
  1. 1. Double-click the installer file for Olympus Workspace (64bit: OWSetup_64bit.exe / 32bit: OWSetup_32bit.exe) that is downloaded on the computer to start the installation.

    Before the installation starts

    - The procedure in this page explains how to install the software using the 64 bit installer file. The procedure is the same for the 32 bit installer file.

    - If the User Account Control window is displayed, click Yes to proceed the installation.

    - You may have run a 32 bit installer file on a 64 bit Windows computer or vice versa if the following message is displayed: Cannot install this software in this PC. Your PC does not meet the operating system requirements for the application.
    Download the appropriate installer file for your computer.

  2. 2. The Olympus Workspace Setup dialog box will be displayed. Click to select a display language, and then click OK.
    * You can also change the display language after the installation.
  3. 3. Click Next when Welcome to the Setup for Olympus Workspace is displayed.

  4. 4. Carefully read the License Agreement.If you accept the terms, click Yes to proceed.

  5. 5. Choose the setup type. Select Typical or Custom, and then click Install.

    Typical

    Typical is recommended for most users.
    The software setup operation and the destination file will be setup with the most common options.

    Custom
    You can choose the software setup operation and the destination folder.
    Custom is recommended if you want to choose a specific folder where to install the software.

  6. 6. The Setup Status view will be displayed during the installation.
    Please wait for a while until the installation is completed.

  7. 7. When the following window is displayed, click Close to complete the installation.
Help file (instruction manual) for Olympus Workspace

A PDF format Instruction manual for Olympus Workspace is downloaded via Internet by the automatic updating function that starts when you open the software for the first time.

To view the instruction manual, click at the top right of the Olympus Workspace window.
You can also open the manual by clicking Help on the menu bar, and then Help.
Related Link:
* Where can I find the instruction manual (Help file) for the Olympus Workspace?
Note:
If the instruction manual is not downloaded, click Help on the menu bar, and then Update Software to download the file.
* Internet connection is required for downloading the file.

Question :
How do I install Olympus Workspace on my computer? (MacOS)

Answer:
The following procedure explains how to install Olympus Workspace on a MacOS computer.

Note:
Olympus digital camera users can download a free installer for Olympus Workspace. To see information on how to download the Olympus Workspace software, refer to the following question:
* How do I download the free Olympus Workspace software?
The serial number of your camera is required to download the Olympus Workspace. Refer to the following webpage for more information:
* Where can I find the serial number of my camera?

How to install the Olympus Workspace software
  1. Double-click the installer file for Olympus Workspace (OWSetup.dmg) that is downloaded on the computer, and then double-click the OlympusWorkspace.pkg file to start the installation.
  2. The Install Olympus Workspace screen will be displayed. Click Continue.
  3. Read the Important Information, and then click Continue.
  4. Carefully read the Software License Agreement, and then click Continue.
    The following dialog box will be displayed.
    If you accept the terms of the Software License Agreement, click Agree to proceed.
  5. Standard Install is selected automatically. Click Install.
    If you are asked for the password, enter your MacOS password to install the software.
  6. After the software is installed, you are required to restart your computer.
    If the computer is ready to restart, click Continue Installation to start the installation.
  7. When the installation is completed, you will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Restart.
Help file (instruction manual) for Olympus Workspace
A PDF format Instruction Manual for Olympus Workspace is downloaded via Internet by the automatic updating function that starts when you open the software for the first time.

To view the instruction manual, click Help on the menu bar, and then Olympus Workspace Help. Related Link:
Where can I find the instruction manual (Help file) for the Olympus Workspace?
Note:
If the instruction manual is not downloaded, click Help on the menu bar, and then Update Software to download the file.
* Internet connection is required for downloading the file.

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual (Help file) for the Olympus Workspace?

Answer:
You can open the PDF format instruction manual (Help file) in Olympus Workspace. The instruction manual is downloaded via Internet by the automatic updating function that starts when you open the Olympus Workspace for the first time after the installation.

Note:
If the instruction manual (Help file) is not downloaded, click Help on the menu bar, and then Update Software to download the file.

* Internet connection is required for downloading the file.
How to open the instruction manual (Help file) in Olympus Workspace

<Windows>
To open the instruction manual, click at the top right of the Olympus Workspace window. You can also open the manual by clicking Help on the menu bar, and then Help.
<MacOS>
To open the instruction manual, click Help on the menu bar, and then Olympus Workspace Help.
The instruction manual (Help menu) for Olympus Workspace is displayed using the PDF-browsing software installed on your computer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Preview.
You can jump to the desired page by clicking the menu names on the top of the page or the titles of the contents.
Note:
Refer to the Help file for the PDF-browsing software for more information on how to use the browsing software.

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