Want to Compare Two Photos Side by Side in MAC ?

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  1. augustya macrumors 68030

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    Hi Guys,

    is there a away where by I can compare two Photos simultaneously side by side at the same time in a Macbook Pro? Can the Native Photos APP in Mac do it ? or is there a MAC APP that will do it for me ? If yes, which one ?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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  3. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    But does that let the user view Photos like for e.g half of the Mac screen for one Photo and Half for the other ? That way ? Like for e.g. on an iPad I use a APP called Twinviewer which displays both the Photos side by side occupying half/half screen ? So does the Preview in Mac let you do that ?
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 13.47.47.png
    Open two photos in preview app this is result.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Expand your universe!

    Preview>Preferences>General>When opening files:>Open each file in its own window
     
  6. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    And then after that, hold the green expand button until it goes to a selection view, so you can select the other window and they go into dual split-screen

    The native Photos app, whilst not allowing side-by-side like Apperture used to, does have a function for something similar. Command-click both images and then double click. You can only see one, but swiping between them or clicking arrow keys will cycle between only those two
     
  7. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    I'm still learning mac after migrating from windows. so thanks Brian :)

    Did not know that setting was there
     
  8. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Surely someone has written an old style blink comparator, with adjustable frequency, and a pixel subtraction mode?
     
  9. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Very easy effect to get... Not what the OP is looking for ;)
     
  10. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Might work for him though. I figure more options is better options.
     
  11. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Fair point :). If anyone is interested in a very quick way of doing a Blink comparison, just open your files in a single Preview document, and export the two (or more) images into a single PNG or similar image format that only supports a single image. Preview will be able to see them as separate images, but tools like QuickLook won't and it'll quickly flash between the two images.
     
  12. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    In 10.13.5, I just open one file, and then open another file (and so on) and they each show up in their own window. FWIW, Preview-Prefs-Images is set to Open groups of files in the same window. <-- this will happen if I select multiple files in finder, and then click Open With.
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  13. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    No matter the method of opening, if the setting is set to group, Preview will open the files in a single window, if it receives all the "Open" requests at once". If it receives them as separate events, it will open each in a new window.
     
  14. LauraJean macrumors regular

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    Create a new Photos album--call it Compare--and put each image in it. That was my work-around for the old iPhotos handy flag feature.
     

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