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Configuring the Image editor icon on the Tools Menu in Lectora Desktop

This article explains how to configure the image editor that is launched in Lectora by the Image icon on the Tool menu.

When Lectora version 21 is installed on your computer, the default editor for images is the Windows program Paint that is installed on most Microsoft Windows computers.  If you want to use a different editor like Photoshop, Gimp or Pixlr, you can configure Lectora to use your favorite image editor whenever you click on this Image icon.

To configure Lectora to use your favorite image editor, follow these steps:

  1. Get the path to your editor and save it in an editor or in the clipboard.  You can find the path many ways in Microsoft Windows.  The quickest is to find the icon for the editor, right click on it and Choose "Properties".  In the field "Target", select the whole path, Copy this text into your clipboard with CTRL -C or right click then choose copy.
  2. In Lectora, Click on the FILE menu, then choose "Lectora Preferences" and in the "Preferences" window that opens, select Editors on the left.
  3. On the right side, in the "Images:" entry field copy the path to the editor copied in Step 1. 
  4. Click OK to save
  5. Go to TOOLS, click on Images icon and your image editor should open. 

This also configure the editor that opens when you click on an image in the editing window, then right click and choose "Edit" from the menu.

This article last reviewed Sep, 2021. The software may have changed since the last review. Please visit our Release Notes to learn more about version updates.