Cover Flow Deleted in Mojave

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  1. podman macrumors newbie

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    I just installed this and I notice that cover flow has been replaced by gallery. I really enjoyed cover flow and I am sorry to see this replaced. I can understnd adding gallery but as I say I'm going to miss hitting space bar to expand my file. Lets see if I can get used to gallery. I would really like to see it brought back with the features that have been added to gallery. Just my 2 bits.
     
  2. tri-x macrumors newbie

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    I agree entirely. It was a shock to find cover flow gone. I'd go so far to say that is was fundamental to how I used Finder. Being able to see larger previews of the image along with all the information afforded by list view below was how I would visually find files (I'm a photographer). Now with "gallery" view, I can't even use the mouse wheel to go through images or alter how much space the thumbnails vs preview occupy on the screen. It's like a really bad file viewer from 20 years ago.
     
  3. oriod01 macrumors newbie

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    A little behind everyone and just updated to Mojave... not happy. I absolutely loved Cover Flow, never used any other way. I thought it was perfect. Shame, it seems when the creator of a company/product passes it on to others, the new 'guard' seems to be out of touch and starts destroying what made it great. It happened when Lucas passed Star Wars to Disney. Jobs has passed and things have been left in less capable hands. It had problems with updates of High Sierra causing my computer to not boot up. Now they have ditched Cover Flow, that there was nothing wrong with. They could have simply ADDED the new view options not REPLACED well loved ones. Apple is starting to go down roads that I might not be able to continue following. These big companies being run by others that did not create them fail because they stop listening to those who buy (used to buy) their products.
     
  4. imageWIS macrumors 65816

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    +Infinity !
     
  5. martyjmclean macrumors regular

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    Wow... I haven't met anyone who uses Cover Flow - and I work in an almost Mac exclusive industry. Personally I'm glad its gone, Gallery is far more productive and less "gimmicky".
     
  6. oriod01 macrumors newbie

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    Not everyone likes or uses everything... not a reason to get rid of it. They very easily could have added new options without getting rid of Cover Flow. Then if you didn't like it, you simply don't have to use it. Doesn't hurt anyone who doesn't want it just because it is available. Some don't like Cover Flow, but plenty love it. It was Steve Jobs favorite.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    apple does what it chooses to do, and we adapt... or don't (& sometimes, we find workarounds). meanwhile maybe someone will come up with an app to recreate cover flow.

    to say it was steve jobs favorite, tho... is ridiculous. perhaps if he were here now, he'd prefer the gallery view. who knows? no one (including you). anyway, just pointing that out.
     
  8. oriod01 macrumors newbie

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    Actually, for what it worth, I had read it somewhere that Cover Flow was a favorite of Jobs.
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    yes. then sadly, he passed away. then time passed. then apple gave us an alternative to cover flow. and no one knows what jobs would have thought of it.

    it's like saying that jobs never liked the iphone X... which is true (but of course, he never saw it). :rolleyes:
     
  10. StellarVixen macrumors 6502a

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    It didn’t cause any trouble to those who are not using it, they could easily leave it there, why are you glad that it’s gone? You are not the only person in this world, just because you and people around you weren’t using it that doesn’t mean nobody in this world is using it.
     
  11. oriod01 macrumors newbie

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    Exactly and fisher king's reply "then apple gave us an alternative to cover flow" is incorrect, they did not give us an alternative, because 'alternative' suggests a choice. The problem is they eliminated choice. I am fine with the addition of Gallery view, I am sure it will come in handy for me in the future with some tasks. That said, I still have tasks that I (and many others) find Cover Flow to better suit.
     
  12. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

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    Not opposed to Cover Flow, but did not use it.

    It was great for scanning through images...but every pro/serious hobbyist photographer I know uses a dedicated solution anyway: Light Room, Bridge, Capture One, or at least Photos.

    Once your photos are in a DB, how often is Cover Flow needed? I guess one could preview documents visually (versus by name, tagging, or filing).
     
  13. omihek macrumors 6502

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    I'll have to tell my wife not to upgrade. She is a photographer and uses Cover Flow every day.
     
  14. martyjmclean macrumors regular

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    How about you let her decide herself? She might prefer Gallery View.
     
  15. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    I too much prefer cover flow over gallery view; for my use case cover flow seemed to work better.
     
  16. omihek macrumors 6502

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    I should have been more clear. I'll have to tell her not to upgrade IF she wants to continue using the tool she's been using for years.
     
  17. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i understand when we lose functionality we like, but apple does what it does. so, how long do people hold out, before they eventually have to update (for, for example, app compatibilty, or other features they really want)?

    i mean... how many people are still on 10.6.8? and, if you're going to move to a new OS eventually... why not do it now, and start adapting to gallery view, since you'll have to do that eventually anyway?

    just curious...
     
  18. Project Alice macrumors 6502

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    coverflow hasn't been there since like Mavericks I think? It's definitely not in High Sierra. I mean there's that ugly flat pseudo version of cover flow but I can't tell a difference between that and gallery.
     
  19. imageWIS macrumors 65816

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    I know a few pro photographers who work either in commercial product or news photography and ALL of them utilized and liked cover flow. Also, cover flow was very good not just for photos. You are boxing yourself in just thinking that it's only good for X (photos in this case) and not realizing that it's good for a myriad of reasons. Apple could have easily ADDED the Gallery View option alongside Cover Flow and not deleted it and yes, Jobs might be dead but it doesn't mean that all his ideas have to be discarded because he is dead. Hopefully enough petitions and they will bring cover flow back.
     
  20. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I’m not passing judgement here, but this is the first place I’ve ever seen where people actually enjoyed working in cover flow.

    Different workflows for different folks...
     
  21. imageWIS macrumors 65816

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    Go on Apple's official support forums: TONS of people are complaining that they got rid of Cover Flow. IDK WTF is going on at Apple the last 5 years, but they CLEARLY need new blood.
     
  22. jlc1978 macrumors 68020

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    Have you looked at Cocoatech's Pathfinder 8? It has Cover Flow as a view option; I am not sure if it does what Apple's did as I never used it but it shows a preview of the file and you can scroll using the touch pad.
     
  23. rob5280 macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Oct 27, 2018 ---
    Really disappointed that Mojave doesn't have Cover Flow. This new Gallery View is so much slower. You have to click each little thumbnail which you can't see what it is and no way to scroll through fast like Cover Flow. Bring it back Apple!!!
     
  24. imageWIS macrumors 65816

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    I'm currently on the trail version of Pathfinder 8 which has Cover Flow: looks like I'm going to be spending 14 Euros to buy a program that has a feature that Apple's used since the first color iPod / iTunes and decided to get rid of for no apparent or good reason.
     
  25. jlc1978 macrumors 68020

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    Somehow "I am altering the deal, pray I don't alter it any further" comes to mind.
     

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