Windows 10: configure ‘edit’ context menu to use GIMP

By default the ‘edit’ menu opens up an image in Paint in Windows, and that won’t do for me. I figured out how to change it to use GIMP instead!

Open up ‘regedit’ (Start Menu > type “regedit”) and find the following entry:


There should be a ‘(Default)’ entry that points to ‘mspaint.exe’ – edit to to look like:

"C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe" "%1"

Obviously the above path/executable needs to be corrected for your own system.

Now you should be seeing something like:

2016-06-02 (3)

And, voila, it works! Right click on an image, hit ‘edit’ and it opens in GIMP!

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