Graphic Converter Browsing function setup

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Pixelfergus, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2012
    I am a Mac newbie, and have been using Capture NX2 to process my
    RAW images. I just got GC to use as a browser and find it very fast
    at loading my RAW files, however being new to Mac I confused
    about Finder and Preview. It seems like when I click on
    a folder "Preview" or "Finder" is browsing the folder from
    within GC. It's just a little confusing. How do I setup the GC
    so that Finder doesn't pop up as a browser?

    Initially there was a dialog box to choose GC browser but
    not any longer because I clicked the right lower box.

    If I drag and drop the folder to view to the GC icon while
    it's on the dock then the GC browser opens, but not always.
    sometimes when I'm in the program viewing one image & wish
    to return to the GC browser I can't get to it, & end up
    in Finder or Preview.
  2. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    There is no need for confusion. The Lion Finder enables thumbnail icons by default. You have two other options to preview media in the Finder--Cover Flow and Get Info....

    Preview does not so much preview as it displays still media. If you open multiple images, thumbnails of them all appear in a drawer on the side.

    GraphicConverter is a wonderful application that is an alternative to Photoshop Elements without the Adobe attitude. It can do just about everything that iPhoto does. It can convert among numerous graphic formats with the possible exception of cave drawing.

    You are using the browse folder function. This opens a preview window that looks a lot like a Finder window. The similarity in appearance is probably the source of your confusion.

    Veteran Mac users love the consistency across applications and hate inconsistency. Give yourself time.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2012
    thanks for your reply. I am reading the manual and many menu
    options are linked to "Finder", I must be unwittingly opening Finder
    by double clicking

    also it's difficult to figure out which one is running
    at that particular time, I guess I should investigate the
    from down menus more

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