External Editors For Photos

External Editors For Photos for PC and Mac

Published by Karsten Bruns

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.11
  • Category: Photography
  • Licence: $0.99
  • Software version: 1.1
  • File size: 3.70 MB

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External Editors For Photos Features and Description

Key Features:

What does External Editors For Photos do? External Editors For Photos adds an extension to the OS X Photos application that allows you to edit your photos with any image editor on your Windows. To see how it works watch the screencast on my website. Features: - Edited images are saved back to Photos immediately and your original photos are updated in place. - All metadata will be preserved. - Open your imported RAW files with your favorite RAW-Converter and replace it with your edited version. - No data lost: You can always revert back to your original files. - Works even in your book-projects. - Edited Photos will sync across all your devices. Usage: - To use the extension find a picture in Photos and double-click - Click the Edit button in the upper right window corner - Select the Extensions from the icon bar on the right. Tipp: - Pressing Enter in the photo overview is a shortcut to switch directly into Photos edit mode. - Also, you can paste or drag any image into the picture frame within the extension. Have Fun!


  • - Allows access to other apps in their entirety
  • - Works flawlessly to round trip photos to Photoshop or other apps
  • - Handles large volumes of photos better than Aperture
  • - Enables third party plug ins

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


External Editors For Photos - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By LoydC91362


    This is fantastic, and works flawlessly to round trip photos to Photoshop or whatever you want to use. I was despondent over losing Aperture, but to be honest, with over 100,000 photos, Aperture was getting bogged down. Photos handles the large volume better, and now I can get whatever editing capability I want. I had tried to migrate my photos to Lightroom, but the photos ended up mixed up, and all my years of laborious keywording and organization was so messed up I finally gave up and imported the whole gigantic Aperture library into Photos. So at least I was able to find my pictures again, but I was looking at a way to get more editing functionality back and found out that Photos is built to enable third party plug ins, some of which are so great, I will no longer miss Aperture at all. Bless these guys. I now have the best of Microsoft organization, and Photoshop editing in one place.

  • By BigDB1

    Magically Excellent!!

    This program is wizardry allowing me to use the perfectly good Adobe Photoshop CS 5 with the Windows program Photos. I used to be able to make it work with Java runtime 6, exporting a Photo onto the desktop, and then having CS 5 open and load in the photo. The edited photo would be copied back into photos, although, sometimes with the date altered. His program seemlessly opens the program into the editor of your choice. It works flawlessly (MAGICALLY)! This is a steal for under a dollar. I truely appreciate the work that Karsten Bruns has performed and his altruism for practically giving this valuable piece of software away.

  • By WandaM

    I love this app

    I have been grieving for my Nik Collection editors since I converted to Microsoft Photos and now I have easy access to them again!! I have only one suggestion, and perhaps one bug. The suggestion - give me a choice to make the full round trip in .tiff files. I’m not interested in .jpg and I don’t want to have to keep remembering to convert to .tiff. The bug, I’m told, every single time, that the Nik Collection software is downloaded from the internet and asked if I really want to open the app. I’m used to this happening the first time you open a downloaded app, but over and over and over gets old.

  • By TheTSArt

    Essential Extension for Photoshop Users

    Since Photos replaced iPhoto, working with library photos in Adobe Photoshop has required some frustrating workarounds. With this extension however, it is literally two clicks to have your image in Photoshop ready to edit. Then when you save, you instantly see the updated image in extension's window. You can then confirm or reject the changes to your Photos library. Even if you confirm, you still have the benefit of Photos “reverto to original” still intact. A truly brilliant solution! One of the best Windows App store apps I’ve ever purchased!

  • By MylesAngus

    External Editors for Photos

    This is a brilliant piece of coding. It is exactly with what Photos should have come equipped! Yes, you can access certain parts of photo manipulation apps natively through Photos, but you cannot access the whole of an app with all its functions. With the External Editors for Photos app, however, you can access yor other apps in their entirety. Well, I cannot truly say every photo editing app, because I don’t have every photo editing app, but I can truly say that with Serif Photo, the most brilliant of the photo apps, it works like a charm. Once you have manipulated your photograph, you can then “Share” it back to Microsoft’s Photos app. After I insatalled it (it does its own install into Microsoft’s Photos app), I could not immediately see that anything had changed. I thought that I might have totally wasted my $0.97. But after I had closed Photos and then re-opened it later, I quickly saw that it was installed, and in a few minutes I understood ho wto use it. In my book, it’s a real step-saver! It’s a beautiful little piece of work.

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