Question about Preview

dopey220

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Is there a way to set Preview as the default for opening all image files (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)? Often, I'd just rather open a file to glance at it than open a completely new app.
 

gauchogolfer

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dopey220 said:
Is there a way to set Preview as the default for opening all image files (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)? Often, I'd just rather open a file to glance at it than open a completely new app.
You can set individual file types to open in Preview (if Preview can handle them) by choosing 'open with' in the files' 'get info' pane. You can choose 'open all files of this type' with Preview. Set for .jpg, .tiff, etc.

I don't think that Preview can handle .psd or .ai files, btw.

Edit: Preview can indeed open .psd and .ai files....I just confirmed this.
 

After G

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Yeah, there is. Right-click the file, select Get Info. In the Get info pane, under Open With, select Preview. Then click "Change All" to have all files open under Preview.

Edit: I type too slow... oh well.
 

iVersa

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gauchogolfer said:
You can set individual file types to open in Preview (if Preview can handle them) by choosing 'open with' in the files' 'get info' pane. You can choose 'open all files of this type' with Preview. Set for .jpg, .tiff, etc.

I don't think that Preview can handle .psd or .ai files, btw.

Yep, preview can certainly show .psd files, havnt tried with .ai's though