I have PSCS4 and trial PSCS6. All my RAW and PSD files open by CS6 by default now. I want PS CS4 open PSD and RAW by default, as it used to, since CS6 is only trial.
I have Mac Pro, OS X 10.7.4. (Lion)
I tried to change it this way:
File - Get info- Open with- change to CS4 - change all (use this application to open all documents like this one). It won't allow me, falls back to PS CS6.
I can open files by right clicking and chose PSCS4, (indicated as Adobe Photoshop CS4.app (11.0.2(11.0.2x20100519 [20100519.r.592 2010/05/19:02:00:00:00 cutoff; r branch]))
That arm long name for CS4 appeared after I installed CS6.
Is there any way to do this on Mac? I cannot find anyplace file and program associations.
Thanks for help,
Sounds like you have gone through the correct steps, as illustrated at:
There is a free program called RCDefaultApp that allows the change of default applications. Give it a go. It can be found at:
Thank you, Dean,
I tried the RCDefaultApp. It looks great and there is so much what can be changed, from the file extentions ends, program defaults and file types. I guess it works great. ... for other apps.
Adobe PS CS6 keeps all files and extentions assigned and grayed out, unaccessible to change or uncheck.
Therefore when extentions are assigned as default to anoter program or app, nothing happens. It won't allow to chose another program to open it under files tab too.
It all falls back where it was before, same like with get info panel.
PS CS6 is grabby program. PS CS4 Bridge now opens CS6 Photoshop, automatically, unless you tell it not to, chose right click CS4, which is pain in the neck, and will be even bigger after the trial expires. I may buy CS6, but not within a month. The period between is going to be troublesome, and making me not want to see CS6 at all, ever. I just hope after I uninstall it it will all fall back to CS4 defaults.
Thabnks again for your reply.
YES This works! Thank you so very very much! Hurray!
Reset to default did not do it, but I can change there each file I want to PS4 opens from Bridge and it stays so!
Thank you so very much!
I like to use PS CS6, but RAW edditing there is diferent and CS4 won't read .xpm side car properly. Before I can have permanent version of CS6 I rather edit RAW (NEF for me) files in CS4, and bring it to CS6 as PSD or Tiff to finish.
Once more many thanks, you are a gem!