How to scroll through enlarged images

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by regulusblack, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. regulusblack macrumors member

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    Apparently I just can't find the right words for a search, because I can't figure out how to do this.

    If you double-click a picture in a folder on Windows, it brings up the enlarged image. Then you can press arrow buttons to move to the next/previous photo.

    Is there a way to do this in Finder?

    The closest thing I've found is the flip-book view (whatever it's called), but the pictures simply aren't large enough.
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    If you're running Leopard or Snow Leopard, select an image and hit the spacebar. This launches Quick Look. You can use the left/right/up/down arrow keys.

    If you select all of the images in the folder first and then hit spacebar, you can scroll through the lot with the left/right keys.

    It works for other document types too, not just images.
     
  3. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    One other thing about Quick Look is that if you press the option key you can zoom (option-shift to zoom out) in and then you can either scroll or click and drag to move the image.
     
  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    When I double click an image, it opens in Preview...it doesn't for you? It does everything you want it to do and more.

    I never had heard of Quick Look...I'll try that at home later. :)
     
  5. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    I think the OP is talking about in Windows, not OS X. At least, that's how I read it.
     
  6. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    Preview can be used for much more than just a quick glance at an image file when you get out of the habit using it like on a windows machine. To open up the power of Preview I keep it on the dock so it is handy all the time (doesn't have to be open and running). Select the group of files you want to see or just drag the whole folder to the dock and drop on Preview. Preview will open with all the images in a side bar and some buttons will appear on the bottom right. One of these buttons is "Contact Sheet" when you click on it a Slider will appear and you can adjust the size of the thumbnails. By dropping multiple files on Preview you can now do Batch operations too, like Adjust the size or flip and rotate. You can easily Crop images and do Color Adjusts in Preview as well. I also use Preview to "Annotate" screen shots by adding boxes, circles, arrows and text when I need to. I try to use the features that came on my Mac when possible. I believe they were designed to work well together and I don't need to run a lot of 3rd party software to try and force my Mac to act like Windows machine. Don't forget that "Quick Look" also works well for browsing all kinds of files (images, music, PDF, text and etc). Open Finder in " List or Column view" select a file then hit the "Space bar" and then you can scroll up and down using the arrow keys.
     
  7. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    To activate Quick Look you select the file (or files) and hit the space bar.
     
  8. regulusblack thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent!! Thanks! I didn't even know Quick look existed.
     
  9. regulusblack thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, it opens in preview, I just didn't know how to do all the stuff that Pomeroy told me about.

    I just tried all that and it's great! I knew Preview had "next" and "previous" buttons but could never figure out how to use them. Thanks for that explanation!
     
  10. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, option-space bar opens quick look full screen !! Thanks guys :)
     
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