Want to Compare Two Photos Side by Side in MAC ?

augustya

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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 ?
 

augustya

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Open both in the Preview App?
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 ?
 

casperes1996

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Expand your universe!

Preview>Preferences>General>When opening files:>Open each file in its own window
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
 

elf69

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

Did not know that setting was there
 

casperes1996

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Might work for him though. I figure more options is better options.

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.
 
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kohlson

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

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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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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.
 

LauraJean

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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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