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Old Sep 26, 2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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jpg display in Finder ?

jpg display in MacBook Finder no longer shows image, just JPG icon, no matter which file or folder I try to look at. How do I reset to show actual images ???

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Old Sep 26, 2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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jpg display in MacBook Finder no longer shows image, just JPG icon, no matter which file or folder I try to look at. How do I reset to show actual images ???

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In Finder, hold down Command + J. Check "Show icon preview".
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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In Finder, hold down Command + J. Check "Show icon preview".
That doesn't make Cover Flow show actual pictures rather than icons!
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Old Sep 27, 2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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That doesn't make Cover Flow show actual pictures rather than icons!
Are these JPG files that you created within another application (eg. Photoshop)?
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Old Sep 30, 2009, 07:44 AM   #5
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Image preview display not showing for me either

I've also just stumbled across this - images that were previously previewing, aren't. Mostly jpgs, but also the icon previews of pdfs, etc.

Any ideas? I'm a graphic designer, and it's really getting in the way of being able to find images quickly.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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Viewing jpg thumbnails in Finder

Hi,

I don't know if this'll help anyone, but I was struggling like crazy with this, ... I couldn't see the thumbnails of my photos in Finder. Damn - tried everything including all the good advice I could see here - but nothing worked, just got bigger icons.

Then the magic. Turns out when your looking for thumbnails of your picture files (say jpg's) within a folder, there's a little "twistie" (triangle) by the word 'Preview' (under which all the file info appears, you know, Name, Kind Size etc.) ... all you do is click on the Twistie and down drops a thumbnail of your image, presto!

Not only that, but once you've done it, its set like that for all your photos and you can 'explore' all your files and photos very easily without getting tangled up in iPhoto!

Phew, - my faith in Mac & Finder is restored!

Cheers Jeremy, the Victor Meldrew of users!
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 02:18 AM   #7
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Hi,

I don't know if this'll help anyone, but I was struggling like crazy with this, ... I couldn't see the thumbnails of my photos in Finder. Damn - tried everything including all the good advice I could see here - but nothing worked, just got bigger icons.

Then the magic. Turns out when your looking for thumbnails of your picture files (say jpg's) within a folder, there's a little "twistie" (triangle) by the word 'Preview' (under which all the file info appears, you know, Name, Kind Size etc.) ... all you do is click on the Twistie and down drops a thumbnail of your image, presto!

Not only that, but once you've done it, its set like that for all your photos and you can 'explore' all your files and photos very easily without getting tangled up in iPhoto!

Phew, - my faith in Mac & Finder is restored!

Cheers Jeremy, the Victor Meldrew of users!
Easier way:- click on a picture file, open "View Options" in "View" menu bar, tick "always view as icons" and "show icon preview". All pics in same folder will now show preview.
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