simple Preview question...

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

  1. boynigel macrumors regular

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    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

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    You can also use the Space Bar to access Quick Look.

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    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

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  4. boynigel thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    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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