How do I view pictures without having to double-click every image?

Kendo

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I have a bunch of pictures in a folder and when I double-click the picture, it opens in Preview. But if I hit the right arrow, it won't go to the next picture in the folder. Is there any way to set this up like in Windows?

I thought of using iPhoto but I only use galleries in iPhoto for my personal pictures. This would be for an assortment of photos collected from the web (photos of Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Radiohead, funny pictures, etc.).
 

GGJstudios

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I have a bunch of pictures in a folder and when I double-click the picture, it opens in Preview. But if I hit the right arrow, it won't go to the next picture in the folder.
You can use Quick Look to view pics. Just select a pic and press the space bar. Then use the arrows to move through the folder. Or you can select all the files in the folder (Command-A), then right-click and Open with: Preview. That will open all pics in Preview so you can navigate through them and edit them, if you choose.
 

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You can also just start Preview, then go to File/Open and select a folder. That will open a bar on the left side with all the photos in the folder and you can just click the first one then down arrow through the rest.
 
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Kendo

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'm going to assume there isn't a simple way to scroll through full screen photos without having to some sort of workaround. I wonder why OS X doesn't have a simple solution to this. It is pretty basic.
 

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You can also just start Preview, then go to File/Open and select a folder. That will open a bar on the left side with all the photos in the folder and you can just click the first one then down arrow through the rest.
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'm going to assume there isn't a simple way to scroll through full screen photos without having to some sort of workaround. I wonder why OS X doesn't have a simple solution to this. It is pretty basic.
If you use my suggestion above and put Preview in full screen mode it will do exactly what you want.
 
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GGJstudios

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'm going to assume there isn't a simple way to scroll through full screen photos without having to some sort of workaround. I wonder why OS X doesn't have a simple solution to this. It is pretty basic.
Of course you can. If using Quick Look (via the space bar), click the arrows at the bottom of the Quick Look window to go full screen. If looking at them with Preview, choose View > Slideshow (or Shift-Command-F).
 

D-a-a-n

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I have a bunch of pictures in a folder and when I double-click the picture, it opens in Preview. But if I hit the right arrow, it won't go to the next picture in the folder. Is there any way to set this up like in Windows?

I thought of using iPhoto but I only use galleries in iPhoto for my personal pictures. This would be for an assortment of photos collected from the web (photos of Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Radiohead, funny pictures, etc.).
Really, the easiest way is to just press command-A (selects all photos), then press space. This will open your photos in a slideshow-ish thing, you can pause it and switch photos manually...you still can watch them individual by pressing the thumbnails button icon in the black preview window. Works like a charm and is easier than using your arrow-keys. ;)
 
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farhanitsolution

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I have a bunch of pictures in a folder and when I double-click the picture, it opens in Preview. But if I hit the right arrow, it won't go to the next picture in the folder. Is there any way to set this up like in Windows?

I thought of using iPhoto but I only use galleries in iPhoto for my personal pictures. This would be for an assortment of photos collected from the web (photos of Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Radiohead, funny pictures, etc.).
Hello sir, i got it what you want to do. first click on the image one of them you want to see continuously than
click space bar than it will work with down and up keys. you will press down key and you will get next image.

in windows we use right arrow key and in mac it will work with down arrow key.
Thanks
 

GGJstudios

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Hello sir, i got it what you want to do. first click on the image one of them you want to see continuously than
click space bar than it will work with down and up keys. you will press down key and you will get next image.

in windows we use right arrow key and in mac it will work with down arrow key.
Thanks
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that after almost 6 years, the OP got their solution, especially since it was already provided in earlier posts in this thread way back then.
 

Fishrrman

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I know that it's been discontinued, but Picasa is a great app for just browsing "from folder to folder" in no particular order.

Does very nice "quick 'n' dirty" photo enhancement, as well.

You could also use "Lyn" -- it's "pay for" software, but will browse folders just fine "in demo mode".

Hasselblad's FREE "Phocus" app is excellent for this, too. You don't have to own a Hasselblad to use it.
 

nadaq

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I have a bunch of pictures in a folder and when I double-click the picture, it opens in Preview. But if I hit the right arrow, it won't go to the next picture in the folder. Is there any way to set this up like in Windows?

I thought of using iPhoto but I only use galleries in iPhoto for my personal pictures. This would be for an assortment of photos collected from the web (photos of Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Radiohead, funny pictures, etc.).
use iphoto software, it is available on mac
 
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