10.5.6 icon preview view mode: no thumbnail images?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by applepeel, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. applepeel macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    After upgrading to 10.5.6, the vast majority of my recently created, saved, or altered image files (JPEGs and PNGs, mostly) no longer feature a thumbnail preview image while in icon preview view mode. Rather, they merely display generic icons indicating what kind of file they are.

    This is unbelievably frustrating. Is anyone else experiencing this?


    EDIT: It effects old (read: not recently created, saved, or altered) image files as well. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to which image files are affected; one folder will display thumbnails, the next will be full of generic icons.

    PS, this is not an iPhoto issue. All my iPhoto images have thumbnails, as per usual. This issue concerns image files in folders and on the desktop.
  2. mcavotta macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2008
    YES! Came here looking for an answer myself :-(

    Would love to know why...
  3. applepeel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I don't know why, BUT I did discover a fix!

    Simply "right click" the Finder icon while holding the Option key, and choose Relaunch.

    After relaunching, Finder was able to draw thumbnail icon previews again.
  4. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Thanks for that! This thread showed up in google search for: 10.5.6 thumbnail image
  5. oldSystem macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2007
    A very annoying workaround that is only temporary. I want a solution!

  6. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    Check out Automator's ~ 'Add Thumbnail Icon to Image files' option.

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