Viewing Pictures and Videos as Icons?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djnardu, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. djnardu macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2007
    Hi, ive seen a few desktops where the user has the a picture or movie file in an icon form instead of the the normal icon.

    I dont know if im explaining this correctly but say I have a picture instead of seeing an icon with the preview logo on it and JPEG, how do I veiw the files icon as the picture itself? Much like Vista does. Is it a program or something within the OS i need to turn on.

  2. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    Dunno about in Tiger, but in Leopard that's just how it works out of the box. So upgrade to Leopard next Friday and you'll be all set.
  3. projectle macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    That is about right.

    In Tiger, you can open a video file, minimize it to your Dock and it will continue to play in the icon...

    Not quite what you were describing, but it is as close as you are going to get without Leopard.

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