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    png files in icon view

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    png files in icon view
    Just noticed that OSX doesn't show thumbnails of png files in a folder like windows does. I have a huge collection of icons in png format that I use for UI design. Maybe I am doing something wrong or is OSX unable to show me thumbnails of png files?

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    Just set the folder view for "Icon View" and you should be fine.
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    If I understood your question correctly...

    If putting your folders in Icon view doesn't change the generic icons to thumbnails, you could try CocoThumbX: this freeware will generate the missing thumbnails. Just drag and drop the files in the CocoThumbX window and Presto!!!, done!

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    png files in icon view

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    will the Mac be able to do the same with all image files like Windows or only png files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post
    will the Mac be able to do the same with all image files like Windows or only png files?
    Yes, you just have to turn "icon preview" on in View Options. It's off by default.

    (It's strange that nobody mentioned this... From artdog's post, I'm not sure he/she has done this, which may be why he/she does not see "thumbnails.")

    In the Finder:
    View > Show View Options (keyboard shortcut: Command J)
    Check "Show icon preview"



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    Thanks. My confusion came from the fact that it doesn't work on my external ntsf drive. Maybe because it can't write to it. I am going to re-format it FAT32 whenever I get some time.

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    perfect. Thanks!

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