opening a .bmp with photoshop

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mohammad on 4 Aug 2012
Commented: Christa Elrod on 3 Mar 2020
There is a .bmp file in directory c:\folder\mm.bmp. I want to open it with photoshop from inside of MATLAB with command. Any idea?

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 4 Aug 2012
Use this code. Adapt it to reflect the actual filename of your image and your Photoshop location.
% Get the name of the image file. Get the full filename, with path prepended.
% Use a standard MATLAB color demo image.
folder = fullfile(matlabroot, '\toolbox\images\imdemos');
baseFileName = 'peppers.png';
% Get the full filename, with path prepended.
fullImageFileName = fullfile(folder, baseFileName);
if ~exist(fullImageFileName, 'file')
% Didn't find image. Alert user.
errorMessage = sprintf('Error: image\n%s\ndoes not exist.', fullImageFileName);
% Check to see that Photoshop executable exists.
editorFullFileName = 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Photoshop.exe';
if ~exist(editorFullFileName, 'file')
errorMessage = sprintf('Cannot find the Photoshop program.\n%s', editorFullFileName);
% Now run the Photoshop program, passing in the image filename.
% First construct the command line for the system() function.
% Enclose all filenames in double quotes because we may have spaces in the filenames.
arguments = sprintf('"%s"', fullImageFileName);
commandLine = sprintf('"%s" %s', editorFullFileName, arguments);
fprintf('%s', commandLine);
% Now launch the Photoshop program using the "system()" function.
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 9 Jan 2014
You can also try Jeff's utility to read Photoshop PSD files from MATLAB:

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