File preview and thumbnails in Mac Finder

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    @Boldline said in File preview and thumbnails in Mac Finder:

    Should the Apple Silicon version be working properly at this time?

    It should work. I think both png and jpeg should be ok, but I will check this now.

  • @VectorStyler I'm currently using Sonoma 14.2.1 and none of the three image preview settings (image, jpeg, png) are allowing me to see a preview of the file.

    I created a new file and made a shape inside it and saved it. then tried to preview it. Then opened it again and swapped the setting to png then to jpeg and saved it out each time and tried to view it - each time it was unsuccessful.

    This for me is not limited to Sonoma as I've never been able to consistently see the previews in any of the prior VS versions with older Mac operating systems.

    Sometimes a rare success occurred, but it was very rare.

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    @Jono Are you using Universal binary or the M1 build of VectorStyler? (what is the size of the

  • I think it's the M1 build (screenshot below)

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    @Jono said in File preview and thumbnails in Mac Finder:

    I think it's the M1 build (screenshot below)

    yes it is. I tested the M1 build here also (only Big Sur so far) and the preview seems to be working, even after moving the file.

  • v 1.2.016 - preview image not displaying

    I can’t seem to get a preview to display on my system (spec shown below).
    Previous version files that have been saved with a preview display ok.

    I have tried the three options (Image, PNG, JPEG) and tried increasing/decreasing the preview size.

    I noticed in the help document under ‘Preview size’ it mentions there should be a ‘store preview check box’ which I think is missing. (screenshot below).
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    @Jono Do you use the universal build or the M1 specific build?

  • I just updated the existing version. Here are the 'Get info' details.
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    @Jono There have been reports on problems with preview in Sonoma. I have an open bug on this one, will try to find a solution.

  • @VectorStyler Thanks for looking into this.

    For background info I opened (in v1.2) a v1.1 file that had a preview image stored in it and changed the preview type to both PNG & JPEG and saved a new copies. Both versions displayed a preview.

    I then changed the preview to none and saved a copy which then did not display a preview (as expected).

    I then resaved the same file after changing the preview back to PNG and the preview displayed ok.

    The original v1.1 version preview had a red background (as shown in my first post), but the v1.2 preview had a more preferable (imho) white background.

    For interest the saved file sizes were as follows:

    1. Original v1.1 file saved with a preview image = 224 KB
    2. The same (v1.1) file opened in v1.2 and saved with Image = 225 KB
    3. The same file opened in v1.2 and saved with PNG = 34 KB
    4. The same file opened in v1.2 and saved with JPEG = 72 KB
    5. The same file opened in v1.2 and saved with None = 14 KB
    6. File from 5. (preview set to None) and saved again with PNG = 34 KB

    Moving any files with previews that previously displayed to a new folder, stops the previews displaying.