"Edit original with" option needed or ability to set a default program for Illustrator only
Clicking on "Edit original" for jpgs etc. within Illustrator opens the image in the OS default program for that file type (ie. Preview on Mac). I don't wish to change the system wide default as it isn't practical to open PS to view every jpg, but there is no option to "Edit original with…" as there is in InDesign within Illustrator. There is no work around within the program at all.
IN short: ADD AN EDIT ORIGINAL WITH MENU OPTION or allow us to set a program only default!!
We are working towards giving preference to Photoshop for editing linked images, if Ps is installed. This may mean the label showing as ‘Edit on Photoshop’ when an linked image is selected. The change does not affect OS level file type associations.
YES YES YES
John Klein commented
Yes - please Adobe do this. I am a loss as to why this does not exist. A major flaw with using Illustrator to create flyer, brochures, menus, etc. It is forcing me to use Quark XPress.