2007-01-11, 03:16 PM
Is there a way I can change what program launched when I right click on an image and choose edit? Right now I click edit and MS paint opens and would like my photo editing program to open.
I know I can click open with but the edit option is much easier
Windows XP Home SP2
Thanks for any input
2007-01-11, 03:20 PM
Deleted due to me having a temporary brain malfunction.
in W2000 in the folder options gui and under the file types tab you can change how the file is launched which I am assuming would do the same thing for edit? I am not sure if it is same place on XP though.
2007-01-11, 03:39 PM
Q, this I am aware of
I have when I double click my images to view them in windows picture and fax viewer and yes I could change it to open in my photo editing program but I dont want to open it for every photo just the ones I want to Photoshop
So I would like to change what edit does when you right click on an image and choose edit so it doesnt open MS paint and opens PS
ya i went over to the XP machine and in 15 mins. I couldn't figure it out.
2007-01-11, 03:48 PM
You need to edit the file associations in Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/File Types. Select the file type of interest (like .JPG or .GIF) and click Advanced. You should see a list of actions associated with that file type. You should be able to change the program associated with the EDIT action. Hope that helps.
2007-01-11, 03:49 PM
And the only way to do this is to go to the top of Windows Explorer, and select Tools>Folder Types. Click on that. Then click on File Types. Scroll down the list of file types you see there and select JPG (while there are other image types, chances are you’re shooting in JPG mode, but you can also repeat all the following steps for GIF, TIF, and other types of graphics files). Now highlight JPG, and select “Advanced” in the lower right part of this dialogue box.
If, under “Actions” the word Edit already appears, select “Edit” on the right. If it "Edit" isn't already listed on the left under "Actions" select “New” – the steps from this point on are the same. A new window opens.
At the top it will say “Action” which you can name anything you want. It can be simply “Edit” or “Edit in Photoshop” or whatever you like. But what you do put here will appear in the right-click menu when you click on an image, so name it something!
Next, you need to enter the program to be used as editor in the window below. It may already say something, like “Paint” but unless it is the program YOU want, click on Browse. In the next window, click on My Computer on the left. Then double click on Local Disk C on the right. From there, select Program Files. You should get a list of file folders. Look for the one that has the same or similar name to your favorite photo editing program. For Adobe programs, such as Elements or Photoshop, first click on Adobe, then Photoshop. You should see “photoshop.exe.” And that’s the file you select. The file you’re looking for will always have an .exe extension. Highlight that file, then click your way out by hitting all the OK or Apply buttons.
2007-01-11, 03:52 PM
Thanks guys now when I double click it lets me preview the image and when I choose edit it lets me open the image in photoshop.
I forgot all about that area of changing open and edit