ok from the main window i choose open file then select the proper folder constaining the photographs, but it will not pull them up for editing. Any hints please?
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Phatch open and saves *action lists* not folders or images. You can execute action lists on folders by dragging and dropping them on phatch or pressing the execute button. If you read the 'Get Started!' page on the left, everything should be clear.
Ok, I saw the action files in one of the directories. Is there a way to make phatch open that up by default, it would make the program easier to use for newbs.
You can only open action lists you created yourself. (You can't open actions itself from the actions directory.) Please read the get started manual. Just start adding actions by clicking +, oder them in a list with a save action as last, save this list for future use and execute.