Forum Question: How Do I Change Icon Preview In Finder?

I used to see what the image was when I opened Finder on my Mac, but now it just shows a generic icon instead of the image… so to view the images I have to open every one to see what it is… I don’t know how this got changed as I used to see the images without opening the file. How do I change this back?
Shirl Tyner

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Change Icon Preview In Finder?”

    8/9/18 @ 10:02 pm

    That’s a view setting in the Finder. With the Finder as the front-most app and an Icon-view window open, choose View, Show View Options. Then check the box next to “Show Icon Preview.”

    One thing to note that even without this, you don’t need to open every file to see the image. You can use Quick Look, for instance, Just select the file and press the spacebar. You can leave the Quick Look window open and select other files too.

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