How to view pictures in a folder?

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  1. Atomant669 macrumors regular

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    Hi I'm just wondering on my OS X 10.7.4 are there any easier way to view pictures in a folder other than clicking on each individual one and then clicking on the X button again to close it? THat's what I've been doing all these while for the past few months. :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    I'm sure there is an easier way to go about doing this.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Command + A to Select All, then open them in Preview with either a double click or Command + O.
     
  3. Atomant669 thread starter macrumors regular

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    THanks but is this the only way to go about doing it? I don't wanna miss out on anything. :)
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    A couple of other ways is:

    • Cover Flow View - choose the different views in the toolbar at the top of finder.
    • Quick Look - While a file is highlighted, press spacebar to look at the image, press spacebar again to close it. You also can use your arrow keys to navigate in finder so you don't have to click on each file before doing the quick look
     
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  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Open Preview app, then open Finder and drag and drop the folder with the photos onto the Preview app icon in the Dock. This will show all the photos in a thumbnail view along the left side and you can either click the ones you want or start with the first one and just down arrow through them.
     
  7. miles01110, Jun 4, 2012
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    miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Use icon view if you dont want to open anything. Use Quick Look.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    pretty sures its impossible to "miss" something since select all selects all if you want a program that will go to the next or previous picture in a folder without needing to select all first try XEE its a basic picture viewer and the next/back arrows will go to the next or previous picture in the folder
     
  9. rodrigosalfer macrumors newbie

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    Open Finder, clic one time over the first picture of the folder that you want see. Press space bar. Press right button to go to the next foto.
     
  10. Jackamus macrumors newbie

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    I use the Finder icon button to view my photos as larger thumbnails. How do I then select photos to copy to another folder without the bother of copying and pasting? Is there a method for dragging to another folder?
     

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