Susanne Tamir
Web+ designer

Hungry Photoshop: in every update it eats the open with photoshop possibilty while right clicking-works for 2018 too!

Technical Tutorial Published 6/26/16 Last updated on 5/16/18

I just did the recent update in Photoshop CC to 2015.5 and again for the third time i can't open images in photoshop while right clicking, the possibility for photoshop is missing. Again i searched the internet all over and decided this time to collect all infos about this issue and get them together in a explanation that is supposed to be understood by every one. I did a little video as well to demonstrate this fix, please read the instructions in order to understand the video i don t know hoe to add sound... https://vimeo.com/172278308

Fix the missing option in Window to open files in Photoshop after updates

The solution is a simple Windows Registry fix.

1. Go to Start and in the Search box type either regedit or regedt32 to open the Registry Editor

2. Navigate to the following registry key:


3. Change the (Default)

from "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2015 (64 Bit)\Photoshop.exe" "%1" to "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2015.5(64 Bit)\Photoshop.exe" "%1" (so change in this case CC2017 to the update CC2018 - and now you see 'Adobe Photoshop CC' in the 'Open with' list when right-clicking an image

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

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Susanne Tamir

Posted on 10/30/18 11:40:39 AM Permalink

works for 2019 as well just did it and again i can open in photoshop 2019 in right mouse click. It seems to be a bug may be just for window i hope adobe will fix this soon​

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/21/18 1:29:55 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 4/25/17 7:59:04 PM Permalink

​Excellent helpful resources

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 9/1/16 9:57:26 PM Permalink

helpful video, thank you for sharing