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Why is the Beta Version of Photoshop the main App that opens images?

Engaged ,
Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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Hey, 

 

can we pls discuss, why after installing the beta version of photoshop this becomes the primal app to open all images. 

I would love if we can agree that we should not change it from the original photoshop version that is installed. 

I have to always change this every single time and its anoying me a lot. 

 

I want to open the beta on purpouse not by accident. 

 

I am working on macOS (version 14) 

And it does not matter the machine I am working on. 

 

cheers Peter 

 

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Community Expert , Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

In Windows, the latest installed version will take the file associations. It doesn't follow version chronology (unless you installed them in that order), just installer activity.

 

As long as you haven't uninstalled anything, file associations can easily be reassigned in Windows Settings.

 

Problems can happen if you uninstall an older version with a newer one still in place. When uninstalling, always start with the one currently holding file associations. Then work backwards if necessary.

 

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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The beta version has the higher version number so it seems logical that it »assumes« it takes precedence. 

 

What »single time« are you talking about? Opening an image or installing/updating the Beta version? 

Because one can set the »Open with«-application for all images of a file format (»Change All«), but one may have to repeat that after installing/updating the Beta version. 

 

Installing the Beta version is a choice; if it interferes with your work you may want to evaluate whether it is beneficial for you. 

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Engaged ,
Feb 07, 2024 Feb 07, 2024

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Yes , 

I know that I can do this. 

But why cant we change this? 

We can make suggestion. 

 

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In Windows, the latest installed version will take the file associations. It doesn't follow version chronology (unless you installed them in that order), just installer activity.

 

As long as you haven't uninstalled anything, file associations can easily be reassigned in Windows Settings.

 

Problems can happen if you uninstall an older version with a newer one still in place. When uninstalling, always start with the one currently holding file associations. Then work backwards if necessary.

 

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Feb 07, 2024 Feb 07, 2024

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Hey, 

I am working on a Macbook Pro. 

And every time I install a new Beta Version I have to change it to be not the primary app. 

I wonder if we can change this. 

I get that the Beta version has a higher version number. 

But the main App should always be prioritize to open images. 

 

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You can post a Feature Request (mark the thread as »Idea«, not as »Discussion«) but I suspect that this may actually be an OS-issue, not a Photoshop issue. 

 

Not my »cup of tea« but as the Macintosh OS provides some automation features itself it might be possible to create an AppleScript that works on the OS-level to (re-)assign the file association to the relased Photoshop version. 

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