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edit preference "in app" is not working.

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edit preference "inApp" is not working.

Somehow it got set to a jpeg file.

How can I reset it to "in app" so I can use editing software automatically??

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)



    Remember: we cannot see your machine nor read your mind. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS.  So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like :



    - What version of iPhoto.

    - What version of the Operating System.

    - Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.

    - History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted?

    - Are there error messages?

    - What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.

    - Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?


    Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,905 points)

    I asume you are referring to iPhoto??


    For iPhoto 11 - Open iPhoto.  Click the word "iPhoto" right beside the apple, then select preferences, and then the "advanced" tab along the top of the preference window. 


    You will see a line for "Edit Photos".  Select "in iPhoto" to do all edits within the application, or choose a 3rd party software for editing if you have one installed, and want to use it instead.   

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)

    Just click on that dropdown in the preferences and you'll be able to choose again.


    If that doesn't work

    Try trash the file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder.


    (On 10.7: Hold the option (or alt) key while clicking on the Go menu in Finder to access the User Library)


    (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)


    What's the plist file?


    For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)

    Reselect what's currently listed and it will let you change that choice to another app.



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points) rnal-editor/


    It's easy to choose the wrong thing when setting Elements as an external editor.







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