Using an external image editor

Using an external image editor

While in Dreamweaver, you can open a selected image in an external image editor; when you return to Dreamweaver after saving the edited image file, any changes you made to the image are visible in the Document window.

You can set up Fireworks as your primary external editor. For more information, see Working with Fireworks.

To start the external image editor, do one of the following:

  • Double-click the image you want to edit.
  • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the image you want to edit, then select Edit With > Browse and select an editor.
  • Select the image you want to edit, and click Edit in the Property inspector.
  • Double-click the image file in the Site panel to start the primary image editor. If you haven’t specified an image editor, Dreamweaver starts the default editor for the file type.

If you don’t see an updated image after returning to the Dreamweaver window, select the image and then click the Refresh button in the Property inspector.

Related topics

  • Specifying the editor to start from Dreamweaver
  • Setting external image editor preferences

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