Edit for photos right click context menu gone from Windows 11?


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There was a tweak to customize what app opens when you right click a picture and choose edit (not talking about the "Edit with Photos" context menu) in Windows 10

Is there a way to bring this back for Windows 11?

This was the tweak I used in Windows 10 to have it open FastStone Capture for editing photos:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,43,00,3a,00,5c,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,20,\
  00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,20,00,28,00,78,00,38,00,36,00,29,00,5c,00,\
  46,00,61,00,73,00,74,00,53,00,74,00,6f,00,6e,00,65,00,20,00,43,00,61,00,70,\
  00,74,00,75,00,72,00,65,00,5c,00,46,00,53,00,43,00,61,00,70,00,74,00,75,00,\
  72,00,65,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,\
  00
 

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There was a tweak to customize what app opens when you right click a picture and choose edit (not talking about the "Edit with Photos" context menu) in Windows 10

Is there a way to bring this back for Windows 11?

This was the tweak I used in Windows 10 to have it open FastStone Capture for editing photos:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,43,00,3a,00,5c,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,20,\
  00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,20,00,28,00,78,00,38,00,36,00,29,00,5c,00,\
  46,00,61,00,73,00,74,00,53,00,74,00,6f,00,6e,00,65,00,20,00,43,00,61,00,70,\
  00,74,00,75,00,72,00,65,00,5c,00,46,00,53,00,43,00,61,00,70,00,74,00,75,00,\
  72,00,65,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,\
  00
Make the command follow the path of the exe plus add space"%1" to the end.

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Make the command follow the path of the exe plus add space"%1" to the end.
Can you type the full text for me in a code box?

This is the location of the EXE:

C:\Program Files (x86)\FastStone Capture\FSCapture.exe
 

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"C:\Program Files (86)\FastStone Capture\FSCapture.exe" "%1"
 

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"C:\Program Files (86)\FastStone Capture\FSCapture.exe" "%1"
I mean in the code which I used before, where do I enter the entry which you showed me?

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,43,00,3a,00,5c,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,20,\
  00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,20,00,28,00,78,00,38,00,36,00,29,00,5c,00,\
  46,00,61,00,73,00,74,00,53,00,74,00,6f,00,6e,00,65,00,20,00,43,00,61,00,70,\
  00,74,00,75,00,72,00,65,00,5c,00,46,00,53,00,43,00,61,00,70,00,74,00,75,00,\
  72,00,65,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,\
  00
 

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I mean in the code which I used before, where do I enter the entry which you showed me?
I haven't a clue how to generate that code!
I just add the path manually...

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Did you want to add the application (like Edwin showed) or did you want to edit the actual "Edit" command to use a different application?

I created a small tutorial to change "Edit" to use Photoshop, but you can follow the same directions and just use the path to a different photo editor.
Here's the tutorial: A quick tutorial to change default 'edit' for image files.
 

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Did you want to add the application (like Edwin showed) or did you want to edit the actual "Edit" command to use a different application?

I created a small tutorial to change "Edit" to use Photoshop, but you can follow the same directions and just use the path to a different photo editor.
Here's the tutorial: A quick tutorial to change default 'edit' for image files.
I just wanted the EDIT button which went missing from Windows 11 but thank
 

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Oh, the Edit may be hidden behind the "Show More Options" if you haven't tweaked the context menu to revert to the old style. There's also a tutorial for that on here as well, just don't have the link off hand.

 

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Oh, the Edit may be hidden behind the "Show More Options" if you haven't tweaked the context menu to revert to the old style. There's also a tutorial for that on here as well, just don't have the link off hand.

I always use the classic context menu. The EDIT right click context menu entry has been completely removed in Windows 11 the reg keys are not there. I had to add them manually then only that tweak worked. There is only EDIT WITH PHOTOS by default in Windows 11
 

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