Image previews not displaying properly

Discussion in 'macOS' started by emericana, May 13, 2011.

  1. emericana macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009

    Image previews might not be the correct terminology so I apologize... but this began happening a few days ago... I have no idea why (maybe I did a system update... I dont remember honestly. I have had the flu the past few days so have been pretty delerious and on cold/flu meds) .

    Any ideas on how to fix this?

  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Sometimes things don't display properly in quick view because the content doesn't agree with the file type. For instance, a text file with a jpg extension gets displayed as an icon because it can't be displayed as a jpg.

    You show one folder where this is happening. Try looking around at other folders. Double click a few of the files and see if they display properly in Preview. BTW, Preview is a separate program while quick view is a feature of Finder. So picking a file and selecting quick view shows its contents if OS X can figure out what to do to show it. Double clicking a jpg file might open Preview or even iPhoto.

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