One year ago I posted a bug to Apple about a downgrade in Finder's performance from 10.2 to 10.3 in one specific feature: the speed it took to display the preview of an image file in column view *when the image has a preview resource already embedded*. Many applications add previews to image files so that the Finder (and other apps) does not have to open the full image then scale it down in order to show a preview to the user. In 10.2, when you selected an image in column view, if there was an embedded preview, the preview column displayed it instantly, and I mean instantly. 10.3, though, experiences a short delay, less than a second, during which the preview pane is blank. No big deal, you might say. Not for previewing a single image. Still, loosing this was a pain in the ass when browsing folders with tens and hundreds of images and you'll see why: in 10.2 you would go to that folder, in column view, click on the first image, resize the preview column to a decent size and keep the down arrow pressed. Boom! The Finder would slideshow lightning fast through all those images and it made it soooooo nice and easy to select the particular image one wanted in a crowded folder. Because of this I batch created the preview of all my images with GraphicConverter (which was a snap) and forgot about it or other image browsing tool after that. I teased my friends using Windows woking in the graphics world about this feature, and they were quite envious about it in fact. 10.3 comes in and brings this micro pause when displaying a preview (note that I mean even, specially, in the case when it does NOT have to create a preview, just display the embedded one). Effect: doing the same will give you a constant, blank and thus useless preview column. From then on I have had to resort to image browsing apps such as GraphicConverter or PhotoShop's browser, which sucks, specially considering that the very Finder was the best image cataloging tools I had ever seen, at least according to my needs. What's weird, is that, while the Finder was knocked down in 10.3 in that aspect, some parts of the OS retained 10.2's behaviour, mainly "File>Open" dialogs, which IMHO is nuts. Check, then, in 10.3, how the Finder behaved in 10.2, by going for instance to Photoshop, File>Open, browse to a folder full of images which you know have a preview embedded (you can do so with GC's "Convert more " menu) and try what I said, and you will understand why 10.3 misfeature totally sucks if you were used to the former behaviour. We are so far in 10.3.7, so Apple obviously ignored me completely. Can anyone using a beta of Tiger check, then, if they saved the candy for the next major release? Can you see if that Finder's feature works like it did in 10.2?