New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.4 - "Finder Mini Icon Preview" Shows More Than "Actual Preview Application"


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
IMSandman

 
Member Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posts: 3
IMSandman is on a distinguished road

IMSandman is offline
Hi all!

Here's my question for you:

A friend sent me a picture (jpg). I can double click on it and open it up with the Preview Application. I can view it perfectly fine.

However, when I click on the "Finder" Application and view the "Show Icon Preview," the picture appears to be much larger (say 70% more information).

For instance, if it was a picture of say the Empire State Building, the following would appear:

#1) In the Preview Application, you'd see the top of the building only... say the 85th floor to the top of the pinnacle tower.

#2) In the Finder's Show Icon Preview feature, you'd see the entire building from street level up to the top pinnacle (with the exact same file as in the first option above).

Thus, I am assuming that this file has been cropped and that the Preview Application is showing the cropped version and and the Finder's Show Icon Preview feature is somehow showing the entire picture non-cropped.

So my questions are:

*#1)* Do you know why this is?

*#2)* Is there a way to view the smaller icon preview picture in full size where it does not get cropped?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!
QUOTE Thanks
kahlil88

 
kahlil88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 29, 2008
Location: Mendocino, CA
Posts: 680
kahlil88 is a jewel in the roughkahlil88 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 17" MacBook Pro A1151 2.16 GHz

kahlil88 is offline
It could be that the image has a custom preview thumbnail. Get info (⌘+I), click the icon and press delete and see if it changes. I don't even use Preview - see if you like Xee any better.

There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.
Join the FSF as an Associate Member!

QUOTE Thanks
IMSandman

 
Member Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posts: 3
IMSandman is on a distinguished road

IMSandman is offline
Thanks kahlil

The Get Info Option didn't do anything.

I downloaded Xee and it shows the picture having 2 "frames." The first frame was the cropped version and the second frame was the full version. There was also another picture I had that showed 2 frames (but one of them was simply a rotation, not missing image so to speak).

Does that info help out any?

Cheers!
QUOTE Thanks
kahlil88

 
kahlil88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 29, 2008
Location: Mendocino, CA
Posts: 680
kahlil88 is a jewel in the roughkahlil88 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 17" MacBook Pro A1151 2.16 GHz

kahlil88 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by IMSandman View Post
I downloaded Xee and it shows the picture having 2 "frames." The first frame was the cropped version and the second frame was the full version. There was also another picture I had that showed 2 frames (but one of them was simply a rotation, not missing image so to speak).
How strange! I wonder these multi-frame images are actually PSDs that have been re-named or something?

There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.
Join the FSF as an Associate Member!

QUOTE Thanks
IMSandman

 
Member Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posts: 3
IMSandman is on a distinguished road

IMSandman is offline
It is actually really similar to how a PSD shows up. However, I highly doubt that is the case as there are other pics that got sent that were all just "normal" and I doubt they would even use Adobe.

I know it is strange... I've never come across anything like this before having dealt with hundreds of thousands of pics.

Thanks again!

Cheers!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Back from Imac with only windows to Mac OS X | Boot time when turning on imac »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Problem with Finder icon in Dock ryan Switcher Hangout 0 10-20-2006 01:53 PM
Odd Finder behavior with icons from time to time walkerj Switcher Hangout 1 06-01-2005 09:36 PM
accidentally deleted finder sidebar icon..... b16crx69 OS X - Operating System 1 04-12-2005 07:21 AM
changing ipod mini icon gdestiny OS X - Operating System 3 03-14-2005 04:00 PM
Changing Icon in Finder? HLS811 OS X - Operating System 2 04-27-2004 05:07 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?