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Asked • 08/05/19

Photoshop vector smart object opening in Preview instead of Illustrator?

In Photoshop CC (version 19) on the Mac, I have a smart object vector graphic layer. Double-clicking the layer to edit the vector graphic, opens it in Preview (Mac) because, presumably, it thinks it's a PDF (it opens with the `.pdf` extension). I'd rather the vector object open in Illustrator so that I can work with it. **Can I change the default applications that Photoshop hands the file off to?** (One would think that Photoshop would prioritize other Adobe applications instead of the system defaults… but, I guess not.)

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Gail S. answered • 09/09/19

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