Problem with Preview in Leopard, doesn't open raw files by standard

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PimpDaddy, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2007
    First of all: I'm not a regular on this specific under-forum so please bear with me if this has been asked and answered before. I tried searching for this problem without any results.

    Second of all: I'm posting here because I'm hoping that I'm not the first photographer to notice this = hopefully there is a fix to this :)

    My problem is that Preview in Leopard seems to react differently to Preview in Tiger.
    When running Tiger I used to open all the pictures I transfered from my camera in Preview to delete the pictures I didn't want. Having a DSLR I shoot raw files and these were also opened by Preview in Tiger. Nice.

    But after I upgraded to Leopard I discovered that all the raw files all of a sudden is opened in Photoshop by standard, and not in Preview. This would be okay if I wanted to edit the picture right away but I usually edit the pictures after sorting them.
    I then tried to ctrl-click on a raw file to try and change which app it would open with as a standard. I chose Preview and thought all was good... But no. Now it's only the specific file I ctrl-clicked on that opens in Preview and not all my raw files as I thought. Not so nice.

    I tried looking about in the Finder and Preview preferences but without luck.

    So I REALLY hope somebody can help me because I don't want to ctrl-click every single raw file I've stored :).
  2. drlunanerd macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2004
    Do this again, but this time click on Other... at the bottom of the list. Then you'll get the option to select "Always Open With..." :)
  3. PimpDaddy thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2007
    I did that(forgot to write that in my post) but it didn't work.

    A reply to the same thread in the "Mac OSX help and troubleshooting" forum provided the correct answer :)


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