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When I go out of LR4.1 to edit in Photoshop I see both 32- and 64-bit versions of PS v5.5 start -- judging from version string in the splash graphic, which includes the "x32" or "x64". Yesterday, every time I side-tripped it called v12.something.x32. This morning it was the 64-bit. I usually click the image in LR4.1 and type <CTRL-E> but yesterday I sometimes used the menu fly-out under "Photo --> Edit In", too.
Looking into this, I read in threads yesterday that both versions are on any machine so went looking for two different ".exe" files but found only one.
My OS is Win7 Pro, 64-bit.
Any suggestions of ways to guarantee that the 64-bit version opens every time?
I'm not sure why it's happening - could you be selecting PS as a secondary editor when you select it from the flyout menu?
If not, you could try the registry edit here: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/edit-photoshop-command-missin g-photoshop.html
Thank you for answering, and I looked at the Reg change discussed. The Adobe documentation doesn't tie this change to the issue I am having. I "start" PS in two different ways. But if I go to the "photoshop.exe" file as shown in Windows Explorer, I sure want PS 64-bit to start. That file is the one to which LR points as set up by LR's Preferences or whatever dialog box appeared. PS is named as the External Editor in the Prefs tab., "External Editing". PS is named as the first entry on the flyout menu, and I often invoke it with <CTRL-E>.
I was hoping for more users to look at their splash screens at PS start and share what version starts on their 64-bit systems. Perhaps there is a pattern that explains why one version or another starts.
Questions for other LR/PS users:
What version starts when you side-trip to PS?
Whare are the two versions differentiated as "start" resources? (not deep in the Registry, I mean.)
Do I care which starts?
32 Bit is located: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CSX\Photoshop.exe where X is your current CS version number.
64 Bit is located: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CSX\Photoshop.exe
64 bit is normally the default and always starts for me when I invoke Edit in.
Rikk, THANK YOU pardon the shouting.
posted a comment on the Help page as below:
Note that on my LR4.1 interface the above Help file isn't quite accurate. As I installed 4.1 I made the mistake of attaching the external editor status to the 32-bit version of Photoshop. It is not true that Preferences allows me to reverse that. I had to add another external editor, pointing to the different executable:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CSX\Photoshop.exe (where "X" is my "5" version)
and when I did LR gets a bit huffy and throws a dialog box at me twice. Thank you Rick Flohr who also contributed above, for pointing out why I was getting the 32-bit PS when going for an external editing ession in PS.
So I had to force LR to keep the 64-bit as an "alternative" I looked and looked in the Prefs screens for a way to reverse the original designation, but I bet the alternative will be OK... just annoying.
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