On my old computer I used to edit some photos in an external editor and as I recall I right click an image thumbnail and choose open with Photoshop. I'm now on a new PC and went to OPEN WITH but unfortunately put in the wrong file path and now can't see how to change it. I'm sure this is really simple but looked in JALBUM preferences but could see where to change. Of course I could just open the image directory but in large photo collections it can take a while finding it in file. This was dead useful.
A familiar problem! I don't think is documented anywhere, so no penalty points for not finding it.
Right-click on a thumbnail, then ALT-click on the existing "Open with..." entry. That will let you navigate to a new executable.
Edit: It's a little tricky. Hold down ALT, right-click on a thumbnail, then move your mouse down to the "Open with..." entry - it won't actually be highlighted (the highlight gets stuck on Comment), but go ahead and click anyway.
Sorry, but you have both just been given a "Yellow Card"
See Help/Explore: Contextual Menus, On thumbnails Open with: Opens a navigation window so you can select an appropriate application to open the selected file. To choose a different application choose 'More' then hold down ALT/Opt then select 'Open with (current application)'. A new File chooser will appear that will let you choose a different application.
I use another "tool" which involves opening a preview in a different browser. Say one normally previews in Firefox, the tool can make it "easier" to open a second preview such as Chrome. Edge of course already uses Trump's advanced encryption technology so it can NOT be readily used by normal people (but since it sucks as a browser anyway, who cares).
The point being, if you store this "tool" in the config file: Tools > Open directories > Config directory, the tool will NOT normally* be erased when updating jAlbum.
Maybe this Config file thing might work with "Open with" as I do not have a clue where Open with is normally stored. (and note, you can have more than one 'Open with' say for two or more different editors. Just sayin'
Yes, you can have several "OpenWith" installed. The default one is located under the "ext" folder of jAlbum's program folder. To have several, copy the "OpenWith.jaext" file to the "ext" folder of jAlbum's config folder and rename it to "SecondOpenWith.jaext" for instance.
Anyway, I actually wanted to pitch in that you can now also drag and drop images from jAlbum straight onto PhotoShop instead of using the OpenWith feature.
Thanks Gromit that worked for me. The method is not intuitive though, which makes me think it is bad design. I guess not many use this function so when it comes to altering the external editor path, then that is even less likely to occur.
I actually do use the jAlbum image editor for simple image enhancements, but use an external editor for more refinements.
I've now tested the new Drag and Drop feature suggested by David Ekholm and that works too and sort of makes the OPEN WITH superfluous. Although it is slightly quicker to use OPEN WITH if you haven't got Photoshop or other well known editor programs already open.