I have been unable to get Photoshop Elements 11 to show in my Open With Programs list. The program is installed but will not show in Open With programs.
You don't say which operating system you are using so I'll assume Windows 7 for now - try this.
1) select the file that you want to open
2) right click on it and go to the Open With option but select Choose default program at the bottom of the list - the following should open
3) At the bottom of the list, there is Other Programs, you may need to scroll down. If PSE not in the list, continue with the following.
4) Use the Browse button to browse to the following (omit x86 if on 32bit system)
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe"
I'm assuming that you want to open the image in the editor.
5) Uncheck the Always use... option, otherwise double clicking on the file would cause the editor to open by default.
6) Click on OK
PSE should now appear on your open with list.
Thank you very much for your reply. I am using Windows 7. I haven’t been able to get the “Open With, Choose default program, Other Programs” to work. As soon as I click on a file in My Pictures and click on Other Programs the following message comes up: “This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs Control panel.” When I go to Set Your Default Programs, Photoshop Elements is not listed. I have not been able to add Photoshop Elements 11 to the list. When I go to “Set your default programs” it just goes back to the same list.
Do you have any other suggestions as to what I could try?
After reading your reply again, are you clicking on the Browse button?
This should give you the ability to navigate to the location I gave above and selecting that adds the editor to your list of programs.
I have tried to open both jpg and nef. The photos will open in Capture NX2 but will not open in Photoshop. When I double click a photo in My Pictures the photo opens in Nikon Capture NX2. I use both programs. There is no association with Photoshop Elements. I can open Photoshop Elements and open My Pictures from there. So this is a work around (a way to open photos in Elements). I have been unable to add Elements to my Open With in My Pictures. I just get the error message when I click on Open With.
Brian, sorry for my last comment. The browse button is in the Open With list. I should have realized what you meant by the browse button. I haven’t been able to get it to come up from My Pictures.
Opening NEF files in NX2 but not in Photoshop elements might be another problem.
If we can deal with JPG files to start with.
I'm assuming that you are working in Windows explorer and find a JPG file that you want to edit.
If you right click on it and select Open with.. from the sub menu, can you select Choose default program from the next sub menu or are you getting the error then? It should open the dialog box shown in message #1 above.
When I right click on a photo in My Pictures and then click on Open With, I get a list showing Capture NX2; Microsoft Office Picture Manager; Paint; Picture Viewer; Roxio Photo Suite 10; Windows Live Movie Maker; Windows Photo Gallery; Windows Photo Viewer; Windows Photo Viewer; and Choose Default Program. I can’t choose a default program. I get the message “This file does not have a program associated with it, etc., etc. I’ve been unable to to create an association in the Default Programs Control Panel. I have tried to add Photoshop Elements to the Open With, but haven’t been able to add Photoshop Elements.
This is very strange. I would have thought that a JPG must have had a program associated with it. Does that mean that double clicking on a JPG causes an error message to be displayed?
If you got to Default Programs and select Associate a file type or protocol with a program, it will generate a table. Scroll down until you find .jpg and select it. On rhe right of the table, does it say Unknown application for the jpg?
Once you have selected a file type, you can change the default by clicking on Change program.. button at the top, you should then see a dialog box similar to that in message #1 above. Click on the Browse button to look for a program file.
Double clicking on a jpg opens the photo in my other photo Nikon Capture NX2 program. I got to the Change program but Elements doesn’t show up. Also there is an Elements+ 11.0 demo under the Set Associations. Adobe PREMIER Elements 11 shows up in open with, browse, but Photoshop Elements 11 does not show.
Do you think uninstalling Elements 11 and re-installing it might fix this problem?
The fact that you can double click on a jpg and it opens in NX2 means that there is an association for that file type so I don't understand why you see the error message that you mentioned earlier.
One of my next suggestions was going to be uninstall/reinstall, so that might be a good thing to try.
Are you installing the full Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements package or just Photoshop Elements?
Is your Windows 7 system 32bit or 64bit?
My Windows 7 system is 64 bit. I previously installed both the full Photoshop and Premier Elements. Would it be ok to try to uninstall and reinstall just Photoshop Elements 11 and NOT Premier Elements if it is possible? The Premier Elements appears to be installed ok. It is just Elements that is causing the problem (only Elements does not show up in Associations; Premier shows up ok)
Brian, The Uninstall shows Uninstall Options: (1) Remove Preferences and (2) Deactivate your application. It says Deactivating allows you to activate on another computer. Also says Deactivate and remove serial numbers used when installing and make sure you are connected to the Internet before deactivating. Since I do not intend to use Elements on another computer I’m assuming I should uncheck Deactivate your application. Should the Remove Preferences be checked, or can I just leave both options unchecked? I would think it would be ok to leave both options unchecked, but I’m not sure about this.
Sorry about the delay in getting back but I'm in the UK and needed my beauty sleep
Suggest you uncheck both - if needed, you can always reset preferences later.
The "open with" list is actually held in the system registry but I'm very reluctant to start telling people how to do registry edits as it is a good way to kill your system entirely.
There seems to be a funny with your Windows 7 system if it keeps responding with eror message when trying to set up an association. The uninstall/install might help and is worth a try.
Just in case my instructions above were not clear, you could try reading this article
Looks like the uninstall/re-install worked. I’m now able to open my photos from My Pictures into Photoshop Elements 11. Photoshop Elements 11 now shows up with Open With. Previously Nikon NX2 was listed, but not Elements. Now both are listed.
Thank you very much for the seven forums tutorials link. Lots of good information there.