Sometimes, you may need more than a single external editor beside PSE (and PS if you have a subscription).
My suggestion is to create desktop shortcuts to the other editors which you find may be a good complement for the normal editor.
I have tested a desktop folder with the following apps shortcuts:
- OnONe Photo
- Even an older PSE editor (PSE 2021 with my current Organizer 2022)
You only have to drag and drop your icon from the organizer grid over the desired shortcut.
I have the Creative Cloud subscription, but I much prefer to stay with PSE. Selecting Bridge allows me to open the files (even jpegs) in the full ACR version; that gives me a better parametric editing workflow.
I find Fastone is excellent for browsing and more.
The other apps are useful in metadata management and more.