Batch generate thumbs for Illustrator files?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by splitpea, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    A client sent me several thousand graphics in Illustrator format, none of which displays thumbnails in the Finder. Is there any way to generate thumbnails for all of them so I can pick out the ones I need without having to open every single one every single time I need a graphic?
     
  2. polar-blair macrumors regular

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    When I upgraded to Snow Leopard my Ai files all got preview thumbnails. I guess your not running snow leopard?

    As far as i know there isn't a way to preview thumbnails of Ai files in previous versions of OSX, but I could well be wrong.
     
  3. jbuk macrumors regular

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    If you have Bridge, I think that will generate its own thumbnails.
     
  4. splitpea thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, still on Tiger for now.

    Ah, great idea. I don't usually use Bridge (although I have it), but I'll give that a shot -- thanks.
     
  5. splitpea thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ack, Bridge isn't showing thumbs either. This is a disaster.

    Any other ideas?
     
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  8. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    There was a post similar to this a while back that linked to a QuickLook plugin that displayed .ai and .eps files in Finder. It is a tad slow to render, but it works. It works fine under SL.

    OOPs, G5. Give it a try anyway.

    EPS QuickLook Plug-in

    Link:http://www.eternalstorms.at/utilities/epsqlplg/index.html

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  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    That's odd. I use a G5 with CS2 at work and Bridge shows .ai file thumbnails (and faster than I'd expect too).
     

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