pictures browsing with def. Mac pic viewer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elrafo, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. elrafo macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2008

    me again ;)
    I try to press the next or previous button (corner up left) on this software but I am sticked with the opened picture. I can't even use any shortcut on the keyboard, seems like there is a bug with this application!

    is is a known issue ?
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008

    This is less an issue, than a feature of Preview...ok, we could discuss this ;)

    Anyway, Preview takes the current selection from Finder and opens it up. So if you want to view all the pictures of a folder with Preview, select them all (shortcut: command-A) and then open them with Preview.
    Doing so, will make the Previous and Next buttons "work".

    Option #1: Since you are on Leopard, you could just click the first picture, invoke QuickLook (shortcut: space bar) and then use the arrow keys to advance to the next pictures. QuickLook displays, what's currently selected in Finder.

    Option #2: Use the freeware Xee, which you can find here. It offers the behavior, you were expecting from Preview.

    How I use it: To simply browse a directory of images, I prefer Xee. To show someone a selection of images, I use Preview.

    Hope that was helpful.
  3. elrafo thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2008
  4. wildmilne macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    sorry to wake this up from the dead...but i notice quicklook will not go forward/back in pics if you full screen can an OS so "easy" as mac not have something as simple as a full screen picture browser that i can go next/back and delete? Or am i just not understanding what apps i have?
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Select all the files you want to view and press Command Option Y. Then you can move backwards and forwards.
  6. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    Select a photos in the folder, command a to select them all. Put curser over the first one > Space bar for quicklook > select full screen option on the bottom of the window > use arrows to change or play slideshow.. There is no delete with quick look.

    To have a delete option use Preview. Select all the photos in the folder command a. Double click to open the group in Preview > Use tool bar arrows to run through the photos > command delete the ones you do not want.
    No delete option with slideshow.
  7. wildmilne macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Thanks. Yeah, its just a little more forward thought then im used to having to do to quickly look at some pics...or more likely show someone some pics. Normally i just open a pic, if i feel like seeing more (including full screen) i just start arrowing forward or backward. I wonder why you can do it like then when its not fullscreen (aka slideshow) but if you go full screen with a pic you can no longer move forward and backward...unless you do as you said and preselected a group to view

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