3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2014 9:26 PM by areohbee

    How to make lightroom 5 default instead of old version 3

    denone42

      How do you make LIGHTROOM 5 default instead of old version 3?

        • 1. Re: How to make lightroom 5 default instead of old version 3
          areohbee Level 5

          Default what?

           

          I mean, if you want it to be default app for opening .lrcat files, then it depends on the OS.

           

          If you mean the app to open when clicking a shortcut, then edit the shortcut.. (which OS?).

          • 2. Re: How to make lightroom 5 default instead of old version 3
            denone42 Level 1

            Rob-If I have a photo on my desktop and I click on it -I get option to

            open in Lightroom.   If I click on Lightroom it opens to version 3 instead

            of 5.5 the

            latest version I have.  Just want it to open photo in version 5.

             

            Thanks,

             

            Dennis Lee

            • 3. Re: How to make lightroom 5 default instead of old version 3
              areohbee Level 5

              denone42 wrote:

               

              If I have a photo on my desktop and I click on it -I get option to

              open in Lightroom.

               

              I've heard of this, but never experienced it. For the post part, Lr opens catalogs not photos - dunno if being registered to open photos was a little mistake or on purpose..

               

              One thing I do know, there was a time when opening a photo with Lightroom would sometimes result in the inability to open Lightroom ever again (without some "hacking"), because it tried to open the photo as a catalog, which made it very confused and unhappy.

               

              My guess is: Adobe no longer supports opening photos with Lightroom (and so Lightroom 5 did not register itself to do that when installed, and so you have an old and now obsolete association), even if at one point it did - but I could be wrong.

               

              Sorry I can't be more help - maybe somebody else will be able to offer more insight and/or a solution.

               

              UPDATE: One thing that might help (if you can't get Lr to open photos how you want) - open catalog instead, then drag those photos into Lr library grid.

               

              Good luck,

              Rob