Do you see "Other" at the bottom of the list? If so, choose that, then navigate to Photoshop. It might stay in the list after that.
Thanks for the feedback, but if that would've work, I wouln't have posted my question on the first place. In fact, that's another irritating part that the one you choose doesn't get added to the list.
I think the only way is to tinker with the registry. Thank you Adobe!
It should be available in the list if your system knows Photoshop is there, and if it is an image. You might try restoring InDesign's preferences.
Thanks, unfrotunately no luck with that either. Oh well. I just let it go. I don't want to spend more time on this issue then it's worth. I already wasted enough.
Thanks for the replies.
I've always had the problem the OP has. Just learned to live with it. I
wonder if it's something to do with the 64-bit version of Photoshop
being the defaul, and InDesign being a 32-bit app?
Win 7 64-bit
Don't think so... I also run Win7 64 bit and Photoshop is in my list of things to open with.
That said, it is also the default application for all raster formats -- I made the change away from Picture Viewer on my system. I suspect that's the real culprit, but I don't know why.
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InDesign uses the file/program associations that are set in Windows. Windows stores a list of all the programs you've used to open a certain type of file.
Within Windows (e.g. Windows Explorer, on the desktop, etc.), if you right click on a file and chose "Open With" from the menu, the programs on the flyout menu will match the ones you see when you chose "Edit with" in InDesign.
You can add a program to the list by clicking "Choose default program" at the bottom of the flyout menu. Then locate the program you want to add to the list. If you don't want to change the program Windows automatically uses the open files of the type you selected (e.g. EPS files open with Illustrator by default when you double click them and you want to keep it that way, but you want to add Photoshop as an "Edit with" option for EPS files within InDesign), uncheck the box at the bottom that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file". When you go back to InDesign the program you used to open the file will now be included in the "Edit With" list.
Thanks tenjules. Works perfectly. Since I usually open by Click and Drag, this has never been done before.
Great! I was struggling with this too. It worked, so it should be marked as a "correct answer". Thanks