By now, everyone knows that you can perform a Quick Look preview on Mac by highlighting a file and pressing the Space bar. But did you know that it is possible to view multiple files at once using Quick Look?
I’m not talking about browsing through each selection using the left and right arrow keys, I’m talking about viewing both files or photos simultaneously within the Quick Look interface. In this post, I’ll show you how to preview multiple items at once, and a few other handy Quick Look tips for good measure.
How to view multiple files or photos in Quick Look
Step 1: Select the files you wish to preview and press the Space bar
Step 2: Hold ⌘ and press Return
You should now be able to view all of the selected files at once. To view a single file in a bigger window, just click on it.
How to open Quick Look in full screen
Step 1: Select the files you wish to preview
Step 2: Hold ⌥ and press Space to open the file(s) in a full screen Quick Look window
How to zoom to view the actual size of photos in Quick Look
Step 1: Open photos in Quick Look using Space bar
Step 2: Hold the ⌥ key to zoom in to actual size
Step 3: Use your cursor to pan around the image
There’s three handy tips to supercharge your Quick Look workflow on OS X. Special thanks to reddit user moonsprite for jogging my memory about the handy multiple files/photos feature.