How to edit iPhoto images using another application

When you click the Edit button with an image selected in iPhoto, the internal editor opens. If you’d like to use a different image editor when clicking edit, follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Open iPhoto and select iPhoto -> Preferences… from the main menu.
  2. iphoto preferences from the main menu

  3. On the General tab, select drop-down menu next to Edit Photo:. Choose In Application… from that list.

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  5. Navigate to the image editor you want to use to edit your iPhoto images. Select it and click Open.

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  7. Exit out of the iPhoto Preferences.

  8. click to enlarge

  9. And now when you click the Edit button, your image editing application of choice will launch, and load the selected photo(s).
  10. iphoto edit button

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