Opening a photo in PS from 'Photo"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JTGB, May 15, 2016.

  1. JTGB macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2015
    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    I have just switched to a Macbook from using Windows all my life and all of that intuitive stuff is no longer of any use to me! The Mac OS is SO different :(
    All I want to know is how to open a photo in Photoshop directly from the "Photo" app. For the life of me I can't work out how to do it! PLEASE help, thanks.
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    You would not open a photo in Photoshop from the Photo app - that would be like opening a document in Word directly from the Pages app.

    You should export the photo in question and then use Photoshop to open it either from Photoshop itself or from a Finder window.
  3. richard2, May 16, 2016
    Last edited: May 16, 2016

    richard2 macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2010
    England, United Kingdom
    It should be possible to just drop the image onto Photoshop's dock icon (using the mouse).
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    In iPhoto right clicking on an image gives the option to "Edit in external program", which can be Photoshop, for example.

    So yes, we could open a photo in Photoshop from iPhoto.

    This no longer exists in

    Dragging the image onto the Photoshop's dock icon works, though.

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