using iphoto to view photos without importing them?

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  1. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to use iPhoto to view photos without importing them? I want to be able to just view and delete photos in their original directories.

    Thanks,
    Anoop
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    iPhoto > Preferences:
    ScreenCap 10.PNG
    Although, I prefer Preview for viewing photos.
     
  3. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I can't seem to get Preview to allow me to easily scroll
    between photos within a directory. I pretty much have to
    click on one photo at a time...am I missing something?

    Anoop
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Select all photos in the folder, right-click, Open (or Open With > Preview).
     
  5. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome...thanks!

    Anoop
     
  6. cdfox macrumors newbie

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    If you're viewing a folder with many photos, rather than selecting them all and opening in Preview, you might want to open Preview first and open the folder from there.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Nice resurrection of a nearly 2 year old thread, but your method is actually a longer way around. If you're already viewing the pics in Finder, you can select them right there, right-click and open. If you launch Preview then select File > Open, you'd likely have to navigate to the folder that you were already looking at in Finder. That's not nearly as efficient.
     
  8. soconfus macrumors newbie

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    Yet another seeming straightforward task, that you have to jump through hoops to accomplish. Thanks, Apple.
     

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