3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2015 5:33 PM by aldens7445219

    how do I make Lightroom my default photo software on my Mac?

    aldens7445219

      How do I make Lightroom my default photo software on my Mac?

        • 1. Re: how do I make Lightroom my default photo software on my Mac?
          deepakg1988 Adobe Employee

          Hi,

           

          Locate your file and right click (Alt click) on the icon. This will bring you a menu with a number of actions on it. Click on Get Info

          Get InfoSelect Get Info

          You will be presented with a window that looks like the image below. Here is all the information about the file you selected, including where it is located on the Mac, the size of it and much more. What I am interested in is the section in the red box.

          get Info view

          The Open with: section shows the current app that this file type opens with, and the clicking on it reveals a drop-down that hosts the different application types you can choose. Click on it to reveal the drop-down

          Drop down of application choicesDrop down of application choices

          You will now be presented with something similar to the image above - a list of all the applications that can open this file type. Select which one you wish to be the new default application.

          Tip: If your application is not in this list, you can select Other at the bottom of the list to browse through all your applications on your Mac

          Confirmation

          Press Continue in the popup dialogue and you are all set!

           

          Thanks

          • 2. Re: how do I make Lightroom my default photo software on my Mac?
            ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

            We probably need a little better explanation on what you mean by "default photo software".

             

            LR cannot view or edit any picture that has not been imported into the LR catalog first.

             

            You can configure LR to be the default program to use when a memory card is inserted to the memory slot or card reader so that your new images can be copied to your hard drive and imported into the LR catalog.

            • 3. Re: how do I make Lightroom my default photo software on my Mac?
              aldens7445219 Level 1

              You have answered my question.  Thank you