Finder won't display some of my images' thumbnails.

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  1. camillerocks macrumors newbie

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    I am really bothered about my Finder app. It doesn't seem to be displaying SOME of my images' thumbnails.

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    I attached a photo and in here you can see some photos that only displays the format of the image. Some of the images that I previously edited using Photoshop can be seen though.

    Please help! I tried Google-ing about this but no close answers. Thank you!

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you checked the VIEW OPTIONS (Command + J) yet and seen, if Show icon preview is checked?
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Good try, but that's not the cause of this problem. If Show Icon Preview is checked then ALL images Mac OS X recognizes should display thumbnails. The ones that aren't displaying are not being recognized by Mac OS X's thumbnail generator as images. This can occur for a number of different reasons:
    1. The image contains metadata in a format Mac OS X doesn't understand
    2. The image file is fully or partially corrupt
    3. The image is compressed in a way Mac OS X doesn't understand
    Reason #1's cause: A bug in Mac OS X (it should silently ignore unknown metadata formats, and just parse what it does know, but this isn't what happens). This can be fixed by resaving the image without the offending metadata.
    Reason #2 can sometimes be corrected by resaving the image.
    Reason #3 will always fix itself if the image is resaved without compression or with standard compression for the file format.
     
  4. camillerocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, worldwzrd89! Yeah, that's what happens. When I go and edit the images in Photoshop, like resize them or color correct (then save) Finder will eventually display the thumbnails.

    How do I troubleshoot this and solve the bug? I'm currently having a hard time locating images files because I can't view the thumbnails :(

    Thanks a lot for the help! Thank you also, spinnerlys for the reply!
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    What about using Cover Flow (Command + 4) for browsing the images, or do they not show up there too?
     
  6. camillerocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, spinnerlys. Yeah. It still doesn't show up even if I use Cover Flow :(
     
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  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Can Photoshop batch-process images? If it can, then you can fix these en masse. All you have to do is point Photoshop at the offending images, run the batch script, and let it do its thing.

    If not then I use a program called GraphicConverter that's really good at fixing image problems, and doing batch processing. I'd be glad to help in some way.
     
  9. camillerocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys! It's fixed now :) All I did was restart my computer CTRL + COMMAND + R and P ;)

    Thanks for all the help!

    xo
     

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