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How to make Gimp the default jpg-editor?

Postby Physitux » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:18 pm

When I press F4 in XnView I get Paint as the default windows program to edit the current picture. How can I change this so that gimp starts instead of paint? Anywhere in the Windows Explorer? I know how to set the default application to open a file but not how to set the default application to edit a file. Can you help me? Thank you!
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Re: How to set Gimp as the default jpg-editor?

Postby xnview » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:34 am

Physitux wrote:When I press F4 in XnView I get Paint as the default windows program to edit the current picture. How can I change this so that gimp starts instead of paint? Anywhere in the Windows Explorer? I know how to set the default application to open a file but not how to set the default application to edit a file. Can you help me? Thank you!

Yes, for default editor in windows explorer. Else you use 'Open with' in xnview
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Postby Physitux » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:48 pm

The default picture editor is MS-Paint, I want to change this setting in the windows explorer. How can I do this?

I like hotkeys, and I want to get Gimp, when I press F4, instead of Paint.
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Postby kustodian » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:57 pm

How to change deafault image editor:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgeditor.htm
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Postby Physitux » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:13 pm

Thank you, it works!
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Postby helmut » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:48 pm

kustodian wrote:How to change deafault image editor:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgeditor.htm

A new forum member and already providing valuable tips - thank you kustodian! :-)
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Postby chromium2 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:01 am

If you just supply the name of the gimp executable, a new instance of the Gimp will be launched each time you press F4 in XnView. To properly install the Gimp as the default Graphics Editor in Windows, in regedit navigate to the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command
double-click the Default key and type

"C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe" gimp-2.2.exe "%1"

Now, Gimp will be launched if not already open, otherwise the graphic will be opened in the running instance of Gimp.

On your system, you may need to adjust the path and the name of the gimp excutable.
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