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Windows 7: Change your default image editing software

21 May 2009   #11

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

Slight problem ..
W7 doesn't recognize a Photoshop psd file as an Image ...
So the previous reg. fix doesn't work for psd files.

But, for Irfanview users .. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView.psd\shell\ …
can be modified to add
Photoshop as an alternative Program.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks for your help. I wanted to edit with Photoshop and default (Dblclick) view with Windows Photo Viewer.After researching for an hour or so I found your link. In my case I recently moved from XP to a new mashine with Windows7. It's only taken a month of booting from the old XP drive in the meantime to get to a comfortable working place on W7. IMHO some of the W7 stuff seems to be an extreme case of control issues on M$'s part, like we can't make decisions on our own.

A word of caution for the neophyte, copy the default value to a document, before you change it.
That way you can paste it back and make sure things are still working, especially when they don't go right on the 1st, 2nd, or in my case 12th try. After finally getting the typing and program right it worked like a charm.

Finding the path took a bit of scrolling until I realized it wasn't System.File
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ SystemFileAssociations \ image \ shell \ edit \ command

The default in my case was:
"%systemroot%\system32\mspaint.exe" "%1"
The new path is now:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\Photoshop Elements 7.0.exe" "%1"

Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Now, when you right-click and select Edit, your newly chosen application will run.
Worked perfectly! Thanks!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Feb 2017   #14


My "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ SystemFileAssociations \ image \ shell \ edit \ command" is set to
"%systemroot%\system32\mspaint.exe" "%1", but "edit" in right click opens pictures with Windows Photo Viewer! What is problem?
I applied SFC command but no difference!
OS= Win 7 Ultimate x64
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