3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2011 4:12 AM by Syrtah123

    "File>New>Photoshop File" opens Preview instead


      Hi there!


      I am posting this question, because i couldn't find any solution in the FAQs or within PremierePro CS5.5. Plus i trust, that there's someone out there that knows the answer...


      Thing is, in a normal sequence I choose File > New > Photoshop File and Premiere asks the normal question about filesize and so on. BUT instead of opening Photoshop (I have PS CS4), it opens the Program "Preview". Which doesn't help much since in preview you cannot even draw anything. I checked if i can just change that setting somehow to open Photoshop but no success...


      Anybody familiar with this? Would be great!





        • 1. Re: "File>New>Photoshop File" opens Preview instead
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Just open a PSD file and PS appears. What exactly is your problem?

          • 2. Re: "File>New>Photoshop File" opens Preview instead
            Syrtah123 Level 1

            Ok, then a little bit more precise:


            I am inside PremierePro CS 5.5 and there exists a function in the file menu (Link as above: File > New > Photoshop File...) that directly opens a photoshop document with the size, pixel aspect ratio and framerate of my current Premiere sequence. So i click on that and Premiere is supposed to open Photoshop. Instead it opens a program, that is called "Preview" (i'm working on a MAC, i forgot to mention that before, sorry). Now Preview is only good vor previews and not for editing images.


            To put it in other words, my problem is, that Premiere should open Photoshop and generate a new file fitting to my sequence, but instead it opens Preview.


            Of course, I could open a new PSD-File in Photoshop but then i would have to manually type in the size of the image and so on. And since there is a built-in feature in Premiere, i would like to use that instead of going the long way.


            So basically i am searching for the place where i can "tell" Premiere which graphics program to open.

            • 3. Re: "File>New>Photoshop File" opens Preview instead
              Syrtah123 Level 1

              Ok, just to let you know, i figured out a way to solve this. It might not be the only way, but it works. Somehow, not all, but some .psd-files on my computer were not set to be opened with Photoshop as a default. Some others were, i don't know why. But i now changed the setting for ALL .psd-files to be opened with Photoshop and now as well the .psd-file vreated in premiere is directly opened with Photoshop.


              Thanks for your reply anyway, best greetings!