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Hola Remy  : )

Thank you for your answer and instructions. Also to Tim for explaining.

On Sun, 01 May 2016 10:40:50 -0400, Remy escribió:

RG> I use Fedora and I have the same behavior. To change the application
RG> that is used by LO, you must go in your system configuration parameters
RG> and change the default application used for images. In my case,
RG> changing the application from the default image viewer application to
RG> GIMP did the trick, after relaunching LO. Downside to that is if you
RG> use a file viewer and select an image, GIMP will be launched instead of
RG> the viewer.

Exactly. That's why I did not change it since I view more images than I
edit them.

An "image viewer" is fine but I miss an "image editor"
group/category/alternative.  So ...

RG> If you do not want to change your system parameters, you can use this
RG> other method which involves a few more steps:
RG> 1) Right-click on the image in your document and select Save picture
RG> 2) Use an image editor to edit the picture outside of LO
RG> 3) Right-click on the image in your document and select Replace
RG> picture. Replace picture should keep the aspect ratio, size, etc so it
RG> will in essence be the same as editing the image in the document.
RG> I hope this helps,

It does, thank you. It's the way I usually do it  ; ) and I was trying to
save myself some of these steps since LO offers the choice. I usually
prepare my images aside before inserting them. But this time I copied a
complete page from the browser and it came with images already in it.

I have 3 versions of LO installed in this machine:,  4.4 and 
Versión: The three of them offer "editing an image with an external
tool". But the three of then open the image with the program  gpicview.

All right, I look for this association or alternative in 
(remember I use Debian with gnome plus the LXDE desktop environment) :

- "Preferencias" > "Aplicaciones preferidas" which runs libfm-pref-apps.
But this only configures web browser and email client.

I discover that a Debian system uses  alternatives  to manage these 
associations and very thoughtfully calls them "alternatives".
I open  galternatives  from a terminal and am able to see the preset ones
and also the priorities assigned to each. I can also change them. Fine.
I can even see in /etc/alternatives the list of links that galternatives
reads and changes. Fine.

But I cannot find among them an "image viewer" or "image editor" to change.
So I figure that it's done by another layer put in place by Gnome  : ?
I  (reluctantly) look for it and ...   I get to gconf, gcon2, gconf2tool,
/usr/share/gconf/schemas, ...   Uff!   Too laberinthic for me I'm afraid.
Especially since this sits on top of  Debian's alternatives and then comes
LXDE's scanty preferred applications ...
Also there exist the MIME types which I still don't get to understand
completely and may have some say in this, I don't know.

And all this to be able to use the LO menu option "edit with an external
I hope I have explained properly the trouble I find.

No, I think it is LO that should provide with some choice (it shows the
"..." in the pop-up menu) of which program to use for _editing_, not
viewing. Instead of using the system default for "image". That is:

        what category or alternative does LO call when one clicks 
        on the "editing image with an external editor"?

I hope some kind soul could point me to the proper email list where to ask
or give some hint as to how to do it.
Since I have come this far with this I'd like to finish it gracefully at
least ; ) 
Otherwise I'll follow your advice and keep editing images outside
LO. Or learn how to add a new alternative program to the system defaults.
But I would need the call that LO makes of course.

Thank you so much for the help, Remy.

Felipe  : )

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