How do I view multiple pictures side-by-side in Preview?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by g-boac, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    When I open up more than one picture (e.g., JPEG) in preview, it displays one picture at a time, putting the other pictures in the sidebar. Normally this is ok, but sometimes I need to look at two (or more) pictures side-by-side to compare things. How can I do this in Preview?

  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    You can control+click / right click the images in the sidebar and then "Open in New Window"

    If you wanted to change the default behaviour Preview- Preferences - Images - When Opening Images
  3. g-boac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
  4. telnix macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2015
    --- Post Merged, Dec 4, 2017 ---
    If you go to Preview-Preferences-Images-When Opening Images, it still does not allow comparison of images side-by-side in separate Preview windows, no matter which option you select. I have tried it. It doesn't work. g-boac has exactly the same problem as me. I know it can be done - I have seen it on tutorials.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 4, 2017 ---
    How do I get multiple images in the side bar?
  5. 0002378 Suspended


    May 28, 2017
    - Install a simple free app called Spectacle.
    - Open Preview images in multiple windows
    - Use the Spectacle controls to arrange the 2 windows top/bottom or left/right, as desired

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