Thumbnail viewer for external drive

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  1. mojobebop macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011

    I am looking for a thumbnail viewer for an external drive if they make one.
    I have iMac 2011, lion.
    I noticed when i transfer raw image files to an external hd, one cannot view them.
    I must transfer the entire 6-7 gig folder back to my iMac hd for viewing.

    To click a image and use preview, or some other program on a singular basis would be too tedious and time consuming. I need to search for specific photos.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    [[ I noticed when i transfer raw image files to an external hd ]]

    By "raw", do you mean the raw file format?
    Or are the files in some other format, such as jpg?

    I suggest you add Graphic Converter to your applications folder.

    GC has an excellent file and folder "browser" that will let you scan through archived folders. Just select a particular folder, and it will present you with a page of thumnails through which you can quickly browse around.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What do you mean with

    How can you not view them? How do you try to view them? Have you tried QuickLook (select a file in Finder, press SPACEBAR) or Icon View (when a Finder window is open and active, press CMD+1)?

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
  4. mojobebop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    thumbnail viewer

    Sorry, maybe i was unclear. what i mean is that i transfer large files to my external hard drive. then if i desire to view the files; whatever format; tiff, raw, or jpg, one cannot view them form the hard drive as yo can on your iMac hd folder, where if you select an image the image just pops up. on the external nothing happens. i suppose because it is not a computer w/a program which allows one to view it. so in order to view files i have to then copy them back to my computer hard drive which takes considerable time.

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