NEW for Release 4.1 Non-admin accounts can launch OIV on Windows machines, without requiring administrator login credentials, and without the User Account Settings being lowered in the computer’s default security settings.

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Downloading and installing OIV for PCs
Downloading and installing OIV for Mac

For PCs

  1. Fill out the form on our download page, then select the OIV version you would like to download.
  2. Double-click the file that you just downloaded: A new window will open, displaying the contents of the .zip file: oiv_installer.exe. Double-click the oiv_setup.exe file icon in this window.
  3. A new window will open, which will guide you through installing the OIV software. Click Next to begin the process. A second window will open, prompting you to select a folder where the OIV will be installed. In most cases, you can leave the default location (C:\Program Files\ARTstor\OIV\) and click the “Next” button to proceed. If you would like to choose a different location, click Browse. Then, use your computer’s directory to select a location. Click Next to proceed.
  4. The next window that appears will prompt you to launch the installation. Click Install to begin the process. Once the process is complete, a final window will appear to confirm the completed installation. Click Finish.
  5. Start the newly installed OIV program. You may either:
    • Double-click the program shortcut icon on your Desktop; or
    • Go to the Start menu and select OIV from the list of programs installed on your computer (Start > Programs > Artstor >OIV).

    Please note: If you installed the OIV program while logged in as the computer’s administrator, you will need to log off, then log in again as a normal user before starting the program for the first time. Otherwise, users may have difficulty re-authenticating the software when needed. For more information, please see: Authentication.

For Macs

Note: If you are running macOS Mojave, you may not be able to use OIV due to incompatibility with more recent versions of Java.

Please also note that the OIV is a 32-bit application, and all future operating systems after Mojave 10.14 will only support 64 bit applications. Unfortunately, this incompatibility is something we are not able to resolve. In light of this, we recommend users backup their OIV presentations to PowerPoint or to PDF to ensure continued access to their presentations regardless of any changes made by Apple. If you have any questions about the process of backing up your files, or you are using Mojave and experiencing issues with OIV, please reach out to us at

Quick Tip: For best performance we recommend you delete any previous installation of OIV. To do this, simply drag the existing OIV icon from your Applications folder to the trash, then empty the trash before proceeding.

  1. Fill out the form on our download page, then select the OIV version you would like to download.
  1. In the window that opens, click Save and if prompted choose a location for the installation file in the computer directory. You can also choose to save the file onto a disk, CD, or removable drive, for installation on another machine. This is helpful if you need to transport presentation files to remote locations.
  2. Once the installation file is saved, double-click on the icon to expand it into OIV4.0 installer.dmg. Please note: Depending on your local set-up, some steps may be automated (e.g. by double-clicking on the zip file, your computer may will automatically perform steps #9-10).
  3. Double-click the OIV4.0.dmg icon. A new installation window will open containing an OIV icon. Drag and drop that OIV icon into your Applications folder. You can now close the window and remove the and OIV4.0.dmg icons from your desktop by dragging and dropping them into the Trash.
  4. Double-click the program icon in the Applications folder to launch the OIV. This may prompt the following window to appear (if you do not see this message, skip to Step 8).


  1. Open System Preferences and click on Security and Privacy. Next to the message “OIV” was blocked… Click Open Anyway.


  1. Then go back to your applications folder and open the OIV. You will see this message. Click Open.