Elements: How do I configure Elements as an extenal editor? (for use with Lightroom, Aperture, iPhoto)

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I am using the trial version of elements 10. I have my RAW images in iPhoto and in iPhoto preferences I select Elements as the external editor, edit in RAW and save edits as 16bit TIFF files. In the PSE start-up window, I set the default to open the editor. Now when I go to edit the image from iPhoto, PSE starts but there is no image in the window. What am I doing wrong? Is it because I am still in trial mode?

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When you select the external editor in iPhoto's preferences, make sure you choose the "Photoshop Elements Editor" not the alias for Photoshop Elements (which launches the welcome screen):

More detailed instructions here: