Fortunately, following advice from t'internet, I've been able to get it back. I still had the CDs from the very old version of Office running on the very old computer that we just got rid of, so I was able to install Picture Manager from there. So I'm OK again, apart from still having to adapt to Windows 8. I don't know why such contortions should be necessary - my laptop runs Windows 7 and Office 2010 and I don't remember any difficulties with them.
To show my appreciation of Picture Manager, here are images of two of my current knitting projects.
Brought to this blog by Office Picture Manager...
The first is a lacy scarf that I have just started, in 4-ply sock yarn (i.e. fingering weight). It is a beautifully soft wool - Blue-faced Leicester. It was dyed by my friend Steph who is selling skeins of it in wonderful colours through the Spun shop in Huddersfield. I started with a provisional cast on, so that I can join the ends when I have finished knitting (when I run out of yarn), to make an infinity scarf.
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The second photo is a close-up of a short-sleeved sweater that I'm knitting in 4-ply cotton. It's one of Mary Quant's designs from 1965, in a twisted rib stitch.
More on both projects later.