Change editor in Picture and fax viewer


G

Greg Johnson

I want to change my picture editor from Paint to Photoshop. When I go to
Tools, Folder Options, File Types, and select JPG, BMP, or Tiff, I can
change them to Photoshop, but I no longer have the Preview option when I
double click.

I had this set up on another PC, so I know it works. I just can't figure
out how to do it.

Again, I want the default action to be preview in Windows Picture and Fax
Viewer, but I want the default editor to be Photoshop.

Greg
 
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J

John Inzer

Greg said:
I want to change my picture editor from Paint to
Photoshop. When I go to Tools, Folder Options, File
Types, and select JPG, BMP, or Tiff, I can change them to
Photoshop, but I no longer have the Preview option when I
double click.

I had this set up on another PC, so I know it works. I
just can't figure out how to do it.

Again, I want the default action to be preview in Windows
Picture and Fax Viewer, but I want the default editor to
be Photoshop.

Greg
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How to open your choice of image editors when
clicking the Edit button on the Windows Picture
and Fax Viewer screen.

IMPORTANT: This message contains information
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occurs. For information about how to back up, restore,
and edit the registry, click the following link to view the
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=256986#Topic2

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OK...go to...Start / Run and type in..."regedit" without
the quotes. Then click...OK...or press...Enter.

In the Registry Editor...drill down to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command

In the Data column you should see:

"%systemroot%\system32\mspaint.exe" "%1"

(where you see *mspaint* in the example....you will
see your current default)

Replace the key with the path to the program that will
be your default image editor. I wanted Picture It! 7 so
the following is what I changed to.

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Picture It! 7\pip.exe" "%1"

Now, my images still open in the Picture and Fax viewer
but if I left click the Edit button...Picture It! 7 opens.

To replace the string...

Left click "default" to select it.

Go to...Edit / Modify...

In the "Edit String" field...

Copy/Paste the path to your program choice:

"C:\Program Files\??????????\???.exe" "%1"

Left click...OK.

Now, your images still open in the Picture and Fax
Viewer but if you left click the Edit button...your image
editing program opens..

Good luck.


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John Inzer
Picture It! MVP
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