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Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Special » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:37 pm

This does not work for me, when I select an image I want to edit with a program, and choose this option, nothing happens. When I use "Default Application" then it open up MSPaint just fine (but this is a limited weak sauce editor).

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I need a way to open paint.net instead (my preferred editor of choice.) Any idea how? Is there a way tell PDF Editor my default applications instead of relying on Windows10 to open what it thinks my "default" is.

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:19 pm

  1. Right-click and choose "Open with..."
  2. If your preferred application is not listed, scroll down and select "More apps"
  3. If it is still not listed, scroll down again, and "Look for another app on this PC..."
  4. Browse C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (86) to find the executable.
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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Special » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
  1. Right-click and choose "Open with..."
  2. If your preferred application is not listed, scroll down and select "More apps"
  3. If it is still not listed, scroll down again, and "Look for another app on this PC..."
  4. Browse C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (86) to find the executable.
This doesn't help at all, nor is it what I am asking.

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by HaPe » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:03 pm

Special wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
  1. Right-click and choose "Open with..."
  2. If your preferred application is not listed, scroll down and select "More apps"
  3. If it is still not listed, scroll down again, and "Look for another app on this PC..."
  4. Browse C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (86) to find the executable.
This doesn't help at all, nor is it what I am asking.
Maybe there was some misunderstanding but @Bhikkhus instructions are obviously the only way to open a preferred paint application.Unfortunately
you have to do this every time you want to edit a picture as Editor doesn't give you the choice to change the default program.Because of this I still edit my pictures outside of Editor and add them later.

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:15 pm

Special wrote:This doesn't help at all, nor is it what I am asking.
I don't what to say. It seems to be exactly what you're asking.

It works for me. The default is Windows Paint, but I can choose IrfanView, FastStone Image Viewer, or whatever, by using the "Open with..." option.

I also found that using the "Default Application" always opened Paint, no matter which is set as the default. Mine was set to IrfanView 32-bit, but changing it to Serif PhotoPlus X8 had no effect. Open with default still opened it in Paint.
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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Special » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:52 pm

The "Open with..." button within the PDF Editor does nothing, no pop up box pops or anything asking me what program I would rather use, I was asking if there is a way to tell PDF Editor to use a certain program as my default OTHER THEN changing the "defaults" on the OS level, I like how mine are already, images open with "IrfranView", PDFs open in "PDF X-Change Editor".

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:02 pm

1) Do you wait long enough after having clicked on "Open with ..." ?
This action can take a while (several seconds) before every possible image editor on your computer has been found.
I can confirm you that on my computer (Windows 10 - 32-bit - PDF-XChange Editor V6 build 322.5), the "Open with..."-action works effectively.

2) To me, it also seems that it is not (yet) possible to definitively select an other default image editor for PDF-XChange Editor.
So, a question for Tracker Support and/or Tracker Development:

"Will it be possible in future releases of PDF-XChange Editor to change the default image editor program (currently Paint)?"

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:11 am

Hi All,

Thank you for your posts and suggestions. It seems the default application is not being correctly passed through the Editor. It should indeed use the system default if you chose the 'default' option. I have created an internal development ticket to help track the status of this issue. Please reference RT#3969: Edit Image with default application always uses M$ Paint when requesting an update to this issue.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Special » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:48 am

Is there a chance you can make it so PDF X-Change uses a certain program for the paint/editor similarly to the way you have it already like so in this screen shot.

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 am

Hello guys,

The thing is that in Windows 10 Open With and Edit With are two different animals. Changing the default Edit With application can be done via the registry. Here's what you need to do:
1.) Open Regedit
2.) Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.png
3.) on the ".png" key add new key "shell"
4.) on the "shell" key add a new key "edit"
5.) on the "edit" key add a new key "command"
6.) Select the "command" node you should see the "(default)" string value on the right side, double click or select and press enter.
7.) Should now be in the "Edit String" dialog box, and set the value to the program desire with %1.
Example:
(use my program.exe) you should have the full path
c:\SomeDirectory\SubDir1\MyProgram.exe %1

If you do so, then when you do Right Click(on the image file)/Edit the program that you provided will be used as it will be used in the Editor.

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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:21 am

Sasha - Tracker Dev Team wrote:If you do so, then when you do Right Click(on the image file)/Edit the program that you provided will be used as it will be used in the Editor.
Thanks. That worked for me. PNG images now open in IrfanView 32-bit as the default application.
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Re: Edit Image Using > Open With...

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:24 am

Hi Bhikkhu!

Glad to hear this Helped!

Cheers,
Stefan

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