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Windows 7: How do I edit "edit"?

21 Aug 2009   #1
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 
How do I edit "edit"?

When I right click on a jpg file and select edit, I get Windows Photo Viewer. I'd like to change that to Photoshop. I know this can be done but I can't find the options like I could in file associations with xp. Any help?

Thanks,
Gil


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21 Aug 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Control Panel


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21 Aug 2009   #3
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Control Panel
That's close. What I want to do is this: If I double click on a jpg, I want it to open with Irfanview, but if I right click and select edit, I want Photoshop to edit it. I know I could do that with xp so I'm sure I can with 7 but I just can't find the right dialog.
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21 Aug 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Next window

double click .jpg


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21 Aug 2009   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Or right click on .jpg & choose Open with
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21 Aug 2009   #6
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Next window

double click .jpg
I did that Doc. It allows me to select the program to OPEN the program with. I don't see where I can select a different program to EDIT the file. In xp, there was a dialog that showed what actions were available and what program to accomplish said action. Its gotta be here somewhere!
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21 Aug 2009   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I tried a rt click on a .jpg wallpaper & choose edit, second from top in panel.

It open in paint.net for me to edit it.

I not real sure how you want to edit it


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21 Aug 2009   #8
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

OK, I just searched for how to do this in Vista and discovered that this is something that was removed. Sort of a downgrade from xp I'd say! Anyway, I found a program called Creative Elements Power Tools that lets me edit the context menu and add actions such as Edit and associate it with Photoshop. It worked! All is well now. Thanks.
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21 Aug 2009   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Good job Subsonic, you are becoming your own mentor
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21 Aug 2009   #10
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Good job Subsonic, you are becoming your own mentor
Yea, I think of all the nights I've stayed up WAY late trying to fix things that I broke. The good news is I don't break them so often anymore!

Just a note here. I just found a free program that does the same thing. Its called "default program editor".
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