iPhoto and PS Elements 6

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Michael73, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    I just installed Elements 6 and want to use it as my external editor from within iPhoto.

    After the Elements install, I opened iPhoto and went to the Preferences to choose my external editor. I'm perplexed, the only options I see are: Edit Photo in Main Window, In separate window, Using Full Screen, In Aperture...

    Where's the Element's option? Shouldn't it be here? Please help.
     
  2. Michael73 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I read this "First Look" and didn't see anything. I even read the comments below but the closest thing I found was something that referenced setting PSE6 as your external editor in preferences and then right-clicking on the photo and choosing "Edit in External Editor".

    That's precisely the problem...when I choose Preferences, PSE6 doesn't show up as an option in the drop down next to "Edit Photo".
     
  3. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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  4. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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    Quick follow-on:

    You must have already set Ap as the external editor. Go back into preference, and choose the "Aperture..." choice. This brings up a "where's Ap" dialogue box. Navigate instead to PSE6, and select that. That might do it for you.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    There should be an option to "browse". That will take you to a finder-like dialog box. From there you navigate to the applications folder and select the PSE app.
     
  6. Michael73 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm at work in front of my windoze box so I can't tell you precisely but I know it's the latest. I keep all my software on the latest X.X.X releases.

    Interesting thought. I downloaded Aperture 2 as a 30-day demo but haven't opened it since the trial expired (about 2 weeks ago) and haven't decided whether to buy it yet. Anyway, at one time I did specify Aperture as my external editor but before the trial expired I'd reverted to using iPhoto to do my edits.

    When I get home, I'll try your suggestion. I guess I thought that PSE6 would appear in the drop down the same as Aperture did as an external editor that I could choose.
     

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