Photoshop: Getting started on a MacBook Pro Retina running El Capitan

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I've used Photoshop on a Windows machine for several years and it's worked well. This week I have been trying to link PS to my new AppleMacBookPro Retina running latest version of El Capitan. I can't open up photos for editing. I read a few posts about the difficulties people are having. Any suggestions about this welcome - maybe something basic I just haven't yet understood. Many thanks!
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Francis Annett

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The first question I would ask is the file format. Are your Photos jpegs or a raw format like Nikon's nef?

Next Cmd i (get info) on one of your photos. Go to the "Open With" section. Is Photoshop CC 2015 the default program?

If not set it to that and click on the "Change All" button.

Now double click on your photo and it should open in Photoshop.
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Hi
Thanks for this - you really have helped!  Still working at it but briefly -
Yes jpeg
Have Photoshop cc 2015 set as default and set to Change All

At the moment I am opening a file, e.g. individual photo,  from Finder and storing on desktop.  Then open this file in Photoshop and edit etc before saving in Photoshop.  Then upload to iCloud (a lengthy process!), from where I can see it in Photos as well as in Photoshop.  Once this process is completed I can move all photos on Desktop to Trash.

This is fine for individual photos but at the start of my life with Apple - hopefully not too short a life - there are a lot of photos I have transferred from previous Windows machine. I'll get there someday.

Bur the important thing is to say I really appreciate your help!

Best wishes

Francis Annett  (Muzzle) 
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Hi Francis, Glad to hear you are making progress.

Two more hints: In the Finder menu, open Finder Preferences, check "Show all filename extensions", the click on the red button to close the dialog. If you are looking at thumbnails, sunset.jpg and sunset.png will appear in the title. Good to have on if two identically named files are different types.

Next, Bridge CC is a file viewer and manager for Photoshop. you get a lot more to do when manafing your pictures. It's free, so open your Creative Cloud Desktop Manager, and under Apps, download it.

Gene



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Hi that's more good advice and information.  I've now got these and will set to learning about Bridge.  Once again many thanks.  Francis