How can I make icons show up in picture folder icons?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EvryDayImShufln, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

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    Hey does anybody know how to make the pictures contained in a folder show up in the folders icon? I used to have this on winxp and I liked the look alot, gave you a preview without needing to look at the name. Anybody know how to do this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

    indigoflowAS

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    So, you'll click on your desktop to select the finder, press Apple-J to bring up the View Options and there you will check "Show icon preview"

    Unfortunately this one feature that I think that XP does better, I usually don't bother w/ thumbnails in OSX, I've moved on to column view. But hopefully Leopard will have a refined icon view...most ppl do bypass it though.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    ???

    I don't know if this is answer to your question, because I don't actually understand the question (edit: but it seems I'm on the right track since indigoflowAS has interpreted it the same way ;)), but if you have a Finder window open, you can go into Icons View (cmd-1 or View -> as Icons) and then use cmd-J (View -> Show View Options) and check Show icon preview (and perhaps also Show item info, which I find useful) and drag the Icon size sider up to 128 x 128.
     
  4. EvryDayImShufln thread starter macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

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    Thanks but that I figured out already (but with slight problems), the real question I have for you is how can I make the pictures that are contained in a folder appear in the folder icon itself? Not many pictures, maybe 4 or so, like windows xp does.
     
  5. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

    indigoflowAS

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    Unfortunately OSX doesn't have this nice XP feature (one of the few). Hopefully Leopard will have some incredible leap forward in the Finder :) In the meantime, sit tight :eek:

    Oh! One thing you might enjoy is: Select all the photos in a folder, right click/apple-click, select "Slideshow"...once the show is open you can view the images in a thumbnail style thingy via the onscreen controls.
     

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