How to make Gimp the default jpg-editor?

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Physitux
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How to make Gimp the default jpg-editor?

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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?

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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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Post by Physitux »

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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Post by kustodian »

How to change deafault image editor:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgeditor.htm
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Post by Physitux »

Thank you, it works!
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Post by helmut »

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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Post by chromium2 »

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.