Question about Preview

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dopey220, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. dopey220 macrumors 6502

    dopey220

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    Is there a way to set Preview as the default for opening all image files (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)? Often, I'd just rather open a file to glance at it than open a completely new app.
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    You can set individual file types to open in Preview (if Preview can handle them) by choosing 'open with' in the files' 'get info' pane. You can choose 'open all files of this type' with Preview. Set for .jpg, .tiff, etc.

    I don't think that Preview can handle .psd or .ai files, btw.

    Edit: Preview can indeed open .psd and .ai files....I just confirmed this.
     
  3. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    Yeah, there is. Right-click the file, select Get Info. In the Get info pane, under Open With, select Preview. Then click "Change All" to have all files open under Preview.

    Edit: I type too slow... oh well.
     
  4. iVersa macrumors 6502

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    Yep, preview can certainly show .psd files, havnt tried with .ai's though
     
  5. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    does it display layered files properly?
     
  6. iVersa macrumors 6502

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    It just gives a flat preview of what your layered photoshop file looks like.
     
  7. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

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