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Why can I no longer open a PE image directly in PE 11 by simply double clicking the image?

Dec 5, 2012 12:26 PM

Tags: #editor #photoshop_elements_11

In contrast to previous versions, for whatever reason, I cannot open a PhotoShop Elements image directly by simply 'double clicking' on the image. When I do this with PE 11, PE 11 opens blank and I then have to go to the Open menu and find the image I want to open (the very image I 'clicked' on in the first place)? Why this extra time consuming step?

Thanks,

Dale

 
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    Dec 5, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to Dale Mullen

    I think you have selected to automatically open images in Editor, but you have chosen the wrong file. You have chosen the Welcome Screen, not Editor. You will need to link it again. Please refer to the following post for further clarification:

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4876725#4876725  (see the image in it)

     
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:38 AM   in reply to Dale Mullen

    Hi Dale,

     

    When you opened the image in PSE10, what did you do actually? You right click on the image and then selected which file?

     
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:43 AM   in reply to Dale Mullen

    Dale,

     

    Right click on a photofile

    In the menu that comes up, go to "open with", then "choose default program">>select Photoshop Elements.

    Tick always use selected program to open this type of file

    This establishes the file association.

     
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:47 AM   in reply to Dale Mullen

    Well try this: Launch the Welcome Screen of PSE11. In the top right you will see a settings icon. Click on it.

    Now you will see a dropdown. Select Photo Editor in it. Click Ok. Now close Welcome Screen.

     

    Now right click on the image and select Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. See if it works.

     
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    Dec 6, 2012 4:23 PM   in reply to Dale Mullen

    Well, I wonder if the ability to open a file in PSEv.11 with a double click has been aborted when Adobe developed this iteration of the program.

    I have PSEv.8. Perhaps someone with v.11 will try this maneuver and report back.

     
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:26 AM   in reply to Dale Mullen

    Hi Dale,

     

    Please do the following steps:

     

    1. Right click on the image, and select Open with..

    2. Click on Choose Default Program.

    3. Click on the Browse Button.

    4. Browse to following location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11

         Please see it's Program Files (x86), if you have 64-bit OS, otherwise just Program Files.

    5. Select PhotoshopElementsEditor file at this location.

    6. Select Open and then check the "Always Use the selected program to open this kind of file"

    7. Press OK.

     

    See if it works.

     
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    Dec 17, 2012 2:53 AM   in reply to hatstead

    Hi Dale,

     

    Are you able to resolve your problem??

     

    Thanks.

     
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