I think I solved the problem, but I'm still somewhat puzzled... One of my bosses is a Mac user, and requires that everyone under her use a Mac. One of my co-workers needed a laptop, so I (who order such things) specced out the laptop I would buy for myself, a 15" powerbook with nearly all the options. It sucked when it arrived and I had to give it to my Mac-hating coworkers to use everyday...<sigh> anyway... She has several thousand digital photos (jpeg) taken by our super-duper-expensive Olympus microscope camera which she uses regularly. She organized them on her previous XP laptop by selecting "thumbnail" in the view menu when browsing through folders of images. The images themselves reside on a network drive. Browsing through on the powerbook they just come up as a Preview document with the generic "jpeg" icon. She complained that she couldn't see the pictures and since she uses nondescript file names it was becoming difficult to find what she was looking for. I just imported everything into iPhoto and made a few albums which shut her up nicely. So, problem solved. However, IS there a way to have all the jpegs show up as thumbnails in the finder? On my machine at home I use iPhoto and the GIMP and I used to use Graphic Converter, which (in OS 9) made thumbnails that appeared in the finder by default. I searched the forums and found a couple of threads that suggested increasing the size of the icons (and yes, I did select icon view). Will increasing the size of the icons cause a thumbnail to be displayed after a certain size threshold is reached, or do the images need to be saved by a program that will create a thumbnail (like exporting from iPhoto)? I'm not in front of a Mac right now so I can't fart around with this, so pardon the probably dumb question but I'm curious and I can't leave work just yet to fool around at home.