MacMost Now 893: Editing Photos In External Editors

You can set iPhoto and Aperture to use an external app to edit photos instead of merely using the adjustment and filter editing in the apps. You can set iPhoto to use Pixelmator, but Photoshop works more smoothly when trying to save back into your library.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 893: Editing Photos In External Editors”

    E Bond Francisco
    6 years ago

    Hi Gary, cruising the Mac Most ocean, and loved this tip about photo editing except…I’m running OSX10.8.4, and when I go to choose an app for photo editing, I see only two choices, iPhoto and Mail. Preview isn’t available, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to actually choose Photoshop. Any clues? Thanks so much for all of your enlightening work! ~Bond

      6 years ago

      Watch the video closely. There are always 2 choices: iPhoto and something else. Choose the something else and you can select what that something else is. Try it.

    Ron Paris
    6 years ago

    This was great, thanks. A question…
    If I have a number of plugins from places like Topaz, Nik and onOne, can I get to them as well using this method?
    Also, if my main preference is RAW files, will this work?
    Again, thanks for a terrific tip.
    Ron

      6 years ago

      Plugins? You mean Photoshop plugins? Once you bring the photo into Photoshop, via this method or any other, you can certainly use anything you have set up in Photoshop. Try it.

    Martin Kimeldorf
    6 years ago

    I’ve won many photo contest using my iPhone camera. The secret: get a good editor like photoshop and really learn how to use it There are no shortcuts let you want to lug around expensive camera still need to use it I use camer645 and foot RAW

    Jack hill
    6 years ago

    Gary,
    do you have some suggestions for using Photoshop Elements 10 as the external editor.I haven’t been able to find a way to save an edited photo back into IPhoto once I edit it with Elements.
    Thanks in Advance.
    Jack

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    6 years ago

    Jack Hill, there is some controversy over Photoshop Elements,and Photoshop. I use Photoshop,but when I looked into Elements there did not seem to be a huge difference. One guy on the site said if I knew that I would of bought Photoshop.
    I also checked out Corel Painter,and now I am thinking of buying that one.
    It`s amazing what it can do. Photoshop works with iPhoto. With Elements you can just export it,and it should open in iPhoto.

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