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asiga

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I updated from High Sierra up to Monterey, and got hit by an annoying bug, which seems to have been there since the days of Catalina. You can read the details in this thread that I found. The thing is that Quick Look shows the images you selected in the reverse order you choose in Finder. If you set Finder as alphabetically increasing, Quick Look shows you the last image first. And viceversa.

This is so inconvenient that I even thought of using a Finder alternative. Did any of you find a workaround for this? Or maybe nobody uses Quick Look on selections of images? I'm very surprised to learn this has been around since the days of Catalina...

Any workaround? Does this work fine in Finder alternatives?
 
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arw

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Any workaround? Does this work fine in Finder alternatives?
Just tested in PathFinder: Yes, [cmd+a] then [space] lists the images exactly like in list view (from 1 to 9, from a to z).
As I don't use Finder, I never noticed before.
I just tested Finder and it behaves like you describe. The only workaround I found is:
(this is so stupid, but it works)
- select an image and then press [opt+down] to get to the last file in the folder
- keep [shift] pressed and then keep [up] pressed until all images (from bottom to top) are selected
- then pressing [space] shows all images in Quicklook in the correct (Finder) order
 
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asiga

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Just tested in PathFinder: Yes, [cmd+a] then [space] lists the images exactly like in list view (from 1 to 9, from a to z).
As I don't use Finder, I never noticed before.
I just tested Finder and it behaves like you describe. The only workaround I found is:
(this is so stupid, but it works)
- select an image and then press [opt+down] to get to the last file in the folder
- keep [shift] pressed and then keep [up] pressed until all images (from bottom to top) are selected
- then pressing [space] shows all images in Quicklook in the correct (Finder) order
When reading the Pathfinder website, I was totally excited, and willing to buy it. But then I found they sell subscriptions only. Bummer. I don't buy any software subscriptions. I'll look for other alternatives...
 

arw

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When reading the Pathfinder website, I was totally excited, and willing to buy it. But then I found they sell subscriptions only. Bummer. I don't buy any software subscriptions. I'll look for other alternatives...
True. There should be some threads around here.
My 2nd choice would be Forklift 3 with a 20$ single-user lifetime license (1 year free updates).
I don’t own it so can’t give feedback regarding the Quick Look issue but they offer a free trial.
 
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arjen92

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I found a quick workaround in this thread on the Apple Forums: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250800317?page=2

In finder, show the items in a "list". (In the menu bar 'view' > 'as list', or the shortcut ⌘1). Then click on the column to sort it the other way around. E.g. I label all my pictures with a number so I sort by name. I click the "name" header in the first column, to reverse the sort order (now it sort the latest pictures, with the highest number first, instead of the first pictures with the lowest number. So "vacation_pic_1", "vacation_pic_2", "vacation_pic_3" are sorted the other way around when I click "name", into "vacation_pic_3", "vacation_pic_2", "vacation_pic_1").

Now, when I select them all, hit spacebar to open quicklook, enter fullscreen, the order of the pictures in the slideshow is correct.

It sucks this still isn't fixed, and it's irritating that when you first enter the Apple forum the "highlighted" answer is that you should enter a support ticket, instead of the actual helpful comment that is all the way at the end.
 
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