Preview Picture viewer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikey.c, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. mikey.c macrumors member

    mikey.c

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    #1
    I only just got an iMac G3,
    I have a file with all my pictures in it,
    I click on a picture to inlarge it but then to look at the next one I
    have to click on the X button to get rid of it then click on the next
    picture to inlarge it,

    on my old PC I just had to click on the next button or right arrow
    button to see the next picture. (were am I going wrong ?)

    also when I click on a pic they come up small and I have to enlarge them every time, is there a way to make them atomaticly big in preview ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Start Preview first, proceed to the Open dialog box and the folder where they all exist. Select all of the photos you wish to view and press <return/enter> or click the Open button.

    Now, you can click the arrow toolbar icons to move back and forth through the photos.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #3
    Is it a file or a folder that we are talking about first of all.

    BTW, welcome to the Forums

    EDIT: Sorry bousozoku, you beat me to it!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     
  4. mikey.c thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    Its a Folder, I thought they were the same thing. doh!
     
  5. mikey.c thread starter macrumors member

    mikey.c

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    #5
    bousozoku, what you said works Thankyou,
    but why are my pics all small ? for exsample one picture is 120k but when I click on it the preview shows it only about 3 cm small.

    and thankyou for the welcome guys.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    That would be a good question. ;)

    All that I can tell you is that there is some combination of things that makes certain photos to be displayed much smaller than expected. I'm not sure that it's a bug but it seems annoying. I have both large and small files that I create look big but some content I receive looks very small.

    One thing that I've found to be useful is that, if you have several photos in a group that are portrait and others that are landscape-oriented, they'll all be fitted into the same frame size and shape, causing a similar effect.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #7
    Go to the Preview menu and choose Preferences. Then go to the Images tab and untick Respect DPI.
     
  8. mikey.c thread starter macrumors member

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  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #9
    Yet another reason I love MR. Never would have thought to look.... Thanks.
     

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