simple Preview question...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by boynigel, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. boynigel macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2009
    i use Preview to open most of my pics outside of iPhoto. my question is this- how can i get the icons of all my jpegs to show a little thumbnail of the actual pic? right now, i don't know what the pic is until i open it because all that is displayed is the generic thumbnail icon for preview. a bit of a pain...
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can also use the Space Bar to access Quick Look.


    For having real thumbnails, go into Finder, open the folder where it counts, CMD+J (Show View Options) and select "Show icon preview".

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  3. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
  4. boynigel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2009
    how embarrassing, i should have been able to figure that one out. oh well. thanks!!!
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No, not at all. I discovered (translate: was told) that if the Show Icon Preview button was NOT checked, then my Word and Excel file icons would be Blue and Green respectively, instead of a generic gray. With it checked, they would flash their colors, then fade to gray. Who'd a thunk?

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