Want all Jpegs to open in Photoshop


macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 17, 2002
San Francisco
Does anyone know how to create a default on the OS to open ALL jpegs in one particular application? I would like my Mac to default to function that way but I can't figure out if that is possible or not. I have about half my jpegs and tiffs opening in Preview.

I know you can manually use the information window on each file and tell it to open in a specific, app. But I would like to just create Photoshop as the default for all PSD, Jpegs, and Tiffs.

thanks for any tips you have, now... back to my podcasting.


macrumors 65816
i'd be more clear if I were at home on my g4, so ill try from memory.

iirc, get info on a jpg, in one pane, it should say "open with" change that to Photoshop, and there should be a check box that says "Always open files of this type with" or something like that.


macrumors 68000
Mar 29, 2003
There's an option in the information window where you can select if what you selected should be used for all files of the same filetype, IIRC.

Edit: Lol, the power of the MR community: 4 answers in 1 minute.


macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2004
Cape Cod
Select your jpg, tiff, etc. picture, and press apple+i. A window will open, click on the "Open With" drop down menu, select Photoshop, then click on the "Change All" button.

Now all your pictures will open in Photoshop.

edit: beaten :(