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Poobah
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Currently working a project that has generated a very large number of files for info. Quick Look / Slideshow button is VERY helpful for finding a file useful for writing. Select the first (or any) file in the folder. Click the Quick Look button top of the window. THEN, use the arrow keys to navigate up or down through the different files , rather than opening them one-by-one to find relevant material.

[Image just a "tip of the iceberg" re folder contents]


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes


 
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Poobah
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Quick Look / Slideshow button


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes


 
Posts: 2066 | Location: West Bloomfield MI USA | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Good post Mary Jo, as I suspect that many Mac users don't take advantage of this little app. Quick Look is a time saver. It has some additional features too, which can be accessed in the Quick Look Header at the top of the window.

Depending on which file you are viewing, you can Open it in various programs. Ex: if viewing a photo, you can Open with Adobe Photoshop. If you click and hold on this button, a drop down menu will appear that will allow you to choose a different program to open the file - or, you can Add it to iPhoto directly from Quick Look. If you are viewing a Text File, the default button will change to Open with TextEdit. If viewing a PDF, the default button will change to Open with Adobe Reader. Etc.

In Quick Look you can view the files in Full Screen (click the arrows in the upper/right corner of the header). While in Full Screen, you will be able to access a floating controller that will allow you to click a Play button to view all the files as a Slideshow.

One last tip. Holding down on the Control Key while clicking on a file in the Finder will open the Context Sensitive Menu, where you can choose to view the file in Quick Look.

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Poobah
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Very interesting, Mike. (What won't Cupertino think of next!) Must learn these. I've used the Control-click (on a file) contextual menu for "Open with." Now there's more to the story! Thanks a bunch.


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
Posts: 2066 | Location: West Bloomfield MI USA | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Quick Look also understands most raw format picture.

Last Saturday we shot sightly over 1000 shots with three cameras at a beach wedding and later reception a hundred miles from home. The bride and groom and most of the wedding party was from either California or Illinois. On Sunday, still away, we loaded a MacBook air and went back to the beach where several members of the wedding party were preparing to leave later in the day. Much fun was had by all using a Quick Look slide show to build anticipation for the culled and corrected shots to come. It was also an opportunity to chat with the grooms's siblings who we have known since they were born but do not see often enough.

Bottom line, just OS X, Quick Look, and picture files contributed to a wonderful occasion.

Note - we were not the official photographers, so we did not have to work at setup or posing.
 
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