Canon: Installing PhotoStitch without the a CD

In the past year I've been doing just fine my new computer which doesn't have a CD drive.

Well, until today that is. Canon's PhotoStitch software is pretty good, but you can't actually get it without using the disc that came with the camera! This is a bit of a pain...

Camera? Check. CD? Check. Camera case and box? Double check! I'm legit, don't taze me bro.

That was until I found a little registry hack which tricked it into thinking you had the software already installed!

Download Canon's PhotoStitch 3.1.23 Updater for Windows here.

Now you'll have time to create the registry file in order for the updater to work.

Creating the registry

  • Open up Notepad and paste in the following chunk of text. The text you paste depends on your version of Windows!


If you're using Windows 7 32bit (x86)...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


If you're using Windows 7 64bit (x64)...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]


  • Now click File > Save to save the file to your desktop.
  • For the filename, save it as "canon.reg"
  • And for the "Save as file type", change it to "All files (*.*)"
  • Now to go your desktop, double click the file and apply it.
  • Extract and run the PhotoStitch updater
  • Enjoy!

Boom! Now it "just works"!


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