MacMost Now 901: Better Ways To Choose Photos To Upload

It can sometimes be difficult to use a file open dialog box to choose the right photo. But by using the different modes of the Finder, and also Quick Look preview, you can enlarge the preview of each photo to make it easier.

Comments: 13 Responses to “MacMost Now 901: Better Ways To Choose Photos To Upload”

    Noel
    6 years ago

    Gary, I really enjoy your videos! In todays video, “Better Ways To Choose Photos To Upload” you had mentioned there is no way to zoom in any further while in icon view. In any of the views, you can hit the space bar and the image selected will pop up a large preview…you can then use the arrow keys to scroll through the other files.

      6 years ago

      Yes, I show using Quick Look later in the video. But there still is no way to enlarge the icons themselves.

        Noel
        6 years ago

        That’s what I get for pausing the video and posting a comment :)

        Malcolm
        6 years ago

        Gary, you always do a great job with your videos, thank you. There is a way to enlarge files in Finder. Go to view and turn on the Status Bar. Once the Status bar is on you will notice a slider to the right. This will allow you to increase the size of a file.

          6 years ago

          Right. You can do that in the Finder, but not in the Open File dialog boxes. That’s kinda the point of this video.

        Bruce
        6 years ago

        Hey Gary, love the show. You stated that icons we not able to be resized. If you go under the sprocket (don’t know name) button on the top of the Finder window and choose “Show view options”, You’ll be able to resize icons and set as default. Only problem is you have to be in icons view to see options view button./Users/bnstees/Desktop/Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 11.48.07 AM.png

          6 years ago

          That’s true for Finder windows. But NOT for open dialogs. That’s the point of the video.

    Rick
    6 years ago

    Other image viewing options are to select an image and then press Option+Spacebar to open the image in fullscreen. Another tip is to select a number of images and use the Option+Spacebar to view them as a slideshow. Use the Esc key to exit either mode.

    Piet van 't Zelfde (Pete)
    6 years ago

    Hi Gary, Really enjoy all your MacMost’s, I learn a LOT from them, thank you for them. May I ask you a question about iPhoto. I Own an iMac 27″ (2012) and all the latest updated software. I want to sort my photo’s myself by hand but the system doesn’t leave me my decision in this matter. When I want choose sort by hand, it remains grey so nothing can be changed. I hope you have an answer in this.
    Thanks in advance.
    Best regards, Piet van ‘t Zelfde (To be pronounced as Pete)

      6 years ago

      Sounds like what you want is to create an album in iPhoto and then you can arrange that. You can’t arrange Events — they are in time order.

    Karla
    6 years ago

    Gary, I agree with all that Pete (above) wrote about arranging photos on my new iMac 27″ (2012). On my previous iMac, I could arrange ALL of my photos manually without putting them into an album. I had thousands of photos, and I could arrange them manually any place I wanted them to be. This is a real set back for this new machine, in my opinion. Also, I have to disagree about Events not being able to arrange. With this new 27″ iMac I can move the Events to any order I want them to be.

      6 years ago

      Perhaps you are talking about two different things: I think Pete is talking about arranging Photos inside an event, and you are talking about arranging the Events themselves? And as a note: the difference between how iPhoto works doesn’t have anything to do with which Mac you own. You probably had an older version of iPhoto on your old Mac that worked differently. Then when you upgraded to your new Mac it came with a newer version of iPhoto. It is the software, not the hardware that matters.

    Karla
    6 years ago

    Gary, you are probably right about the change being within the iPhoto software. The difference remains that I can no longer arrange the photos manually unless they are in an album, which is not the only time that I would like to be able to arrange my photos. I do feel this is a shortcoming of the newer iPhoto version then. Also, if you are saying that the photos within events cannot be arranged, you are correct. The entire event itself, however, can be manually moved and arranged. Thank you.

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