Editing in Another Program

iPhoto's minimal editing tools are sufficient for most tasks, but for more involved changes to photos, iPhoto lets you turn to another image-editing program.

To set a default external editor:


From the iPhoto application menu, choose Preferences () to open the Preferences window. If necessary, click the General tab.


From the Edit Photos pop-up menu, choose In Application (Figure 4.57).

Figure 4.57. To configure iPhoto to use another program for editing photos, choose In Application from the Edit Photos pop-up menu in the General pane of iPhoto's Preferences window.


In the Open dialog that appears, choose the desired program.


Close the Preferences window.

To edit in an external editor (I):


Double-click one or more selected photos.

iPhoto launches your selected editing program and opens the photos in it.


Make your desired changes, and when you're done, save and close the photos.

To edit in an external editor (II):


Select an external editor, but don't set iPhoto to open photos in it by default.


-click one or more photos and choose Edit in External Editor from the contextual menu (Figure 4.58).

Figure 4.58. To edit a photo in an external editor without switching iPhoto's preferences, Control-click the image and choose Edit in External Editor from the contextual menu.


  • Revert to Original works on photos edited in another program as long as you open them from within iPhoto (don't drag to the other application to open).

  • Click the Full Screen button or -double-click to avoid opening a photo in an external editor when that's the default.

iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X. Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X
ISBN: 0321423313
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 225
Authors: Adam Engst

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