What did Photoshop CS do to Windows Explorer?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Anonymous, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I just installed Photoshop CS. After I installed it, the "Preview" function
    in Windows XP Explorer (wherein one can quickly scroll through images) now
    launches Photoshop CS instead of just displaying the image...

    How do I change it back?
    Anonymous, Jan 6, 2005
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  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    Isn't "Open with" different from "Preview" in Window Explorer?

    I'd still like to be able to double-click (meaning I want to open/edit) a
    ..JPG file in Windows Explorer and have it then launch Photoshop CS.

    But I'd also like to retain the ability to simply PREVIEW images in Windows
    Explorer without launching Photoshop CS. This is the way it worked before I
    installed Photoshop CS.

    Anonymous, Jan 6, 2005
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  3. Anonymous

    Mark² Guest

    That's a different function.
    Preview is separate from the filie association, or "open with" command.
    Mark², Jan 6, 2005
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    Anonymous, Jan 6, 2005
  5. Anonymous

    Mark² Guest

    I had no such problem when I installed CS on my XP machine, and I don't
    recall having to do anything in particular to avoid the change... :(
    Mark², Jan 6, 2005
  6. Anonymous

    Ryadia Guest

    I'm pretty sure you can't preview an image with one program but open it with
    another. Maybe the better alternative is to install a freeware program like
    Irfanview which has a function to open a file with an external program. I
    use it regularly and it reads camera raw files too so the preview part of it
    is faster tahn most image viewers.

    Ryadia, Jan 6, 2005
  7. Anonymous

    Carol Haynes Guest

    You can but you need to go into Folder Options/File Types and use the
    advanced settings to alter the association for preview.

    Alternatively to re enable the Image Preview & Fax Viewer run the following
    command from Start/Run

    regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
    Carol Haynes, Jan 6, 2005
  8. Anonymous

    Don Dunlap Guest

    I would suggest leaving it as it is. You can still preview it with a left
    click on the mouse and if you right click, you will get a menu that offers
    an option to "open with". You can use that to launch Photoshop CS. This
    way, you have the best of two worlds.

    Don Dunlap
    Don Dunlap, Jan 6, 2005
  9. Anonymous

    Skip M Guest

    Mine changed one day, at random, with no input from me. Changed it back,
    but it was just weird to suddenly have the viewer opening up Pshop all of a
    Skip M, Jan 6, 2005
  10. Anonymous

    Don Dunlap Guest

    I got it backwards. Change it to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer in the File
    Types of Folder Options and then you right click on the image and select
    "open with" to get Photoshop CS to open it.

    Don Dunlap, Jan 6, 2005
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    But as I said, a left click fires off Photoshop CS.... ?????
    Anonymous, Jan 6, 2005
  12. Anonymous

    Don Dunlap Guest

    See my correction. Change the default to the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    and then you can right click on the image to "Open With" Photoshop CS.
    Someone else explained how to change the default to Windows Picture and Fax
    Viewer. You open "My Computer"/"Tools"/"Folder Options"/"File Types" and
    search the "Registered file types" for JPEG and other file types that you
    will be viewing. You will see what it "Opens with" and then click change.
    Select the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and that will be your default.
    When you left click on the images they will be displayed with the Windows
    Picture and Fax Viewer and if you right click, you can pick the program to
    open with. (Photoshop CS) That is the way I use it.

    Don Dunlap, Jan 6, 2005
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