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MilkyWay displays the picture of a selected picture file in the Finder.
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Version 1.9b:
  • Optimized for Leopard.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Aargl reviewed on 14 Dec 2009
A really good alternative to Quicklook for those who need to stay Tiger.
Trick: put it in the window toolbar, so it doesn't have to run all the time, if you don't use it permanently.
(and compared to the price of Leopard, no competition! ;-D)
[Version 1.9b]


Dalahast commented on 29 Jan 2008
I use Quick Look. ^_^

Being at the Leopard premier and standing in line outside the store for two hours was one of the BEST THINGS I'VE EVER DONE.
[Version 1.9b]



arrow reviewed on 29 Jan 2008
Works great under Tiger![PPC] Saves me quite a bit of time when sorting thru image files.Great little app for us older mac users.
[Version 1.9b]


Itty commented on 28 Jan 2008
Leopard makes this obsolete.
[Version 1.9b]

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akrobat replied on 28 Jan 2008
Yes ITTY... and if you don't have Leopard? What then?

Pedrotaquelim replied on 28 Jan 2008
Please, think before posting a comment like that... I don't have Leopard. And I cannot install it on my G4 450Mhz.

thank you.

Jagooah commented on 17 Feb 2007
Excellent app!
[Version 1.5.6]



mikelite reviewed on 12 Dec 2006
great app. really easy to use, nice functionality. And the developer added a trash button. makes sorting through porn so much easier!
[Version 1.5.6]



Abbott reviewed on 02 Mar 2006
Very nice functionality, but it's got some serious problems:
1. After you've viewed a file with MilkyWay, you can't delete it unless you either use a SUDO deletion process, use TrashIt, logout or restart. Apparently MilkyWay doesn't properly release a file after displaying it.

2. There's no way to control the file types MilkyWay displays; it seems to show anything that QuickTime is capable of. I definitely don't want to view PDFs with MilkyWay, for example, but there's no way to stop it.

Also, it would be very handy to have an option to not display a file when you click on it. For example: Command-Click to view, or Command-click to just touch the file without viewing it.

Good start to a nice thought, though!
[Version 1.5.6]

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magosilvan replied on 02 Apr 2007
I too truly like this app, but I've just discovered a little problem: if you try to empty the trash containing an image previewed with MilkyWay, the finder refuses to do this saying there is a file in use. It's a little thing if the file is on the main HD, but not if the file is on an external HD you want to unmount. In this case you must first close MilkyWay, then empty the trash, expell the HD and reopen MilkyWay.
This not to criticize, but only to offer a solution to the weird problem.

katabios commented on 08 Feb 2006
simply amazing.... also better with a shorcut!
[Version 1.5.6]

eye_of_horus commented on 28 Jan 2006
Users of this app might compare it with
QuickImageCM, a very useful 2D viewer. Free and available on MacUpdate.

As a CM it operates in background, right mouse click brings popup screen to launch viewer on selected image files.

For example, it handles:

1. multiple pdf files, showing 1st page of each. Highlight all or only the files you want to review.

2. can save image files in different formats. I use jpeg to psd frequently

3. has basic image handling and image effects, keyboard shortcuts (eg trash)
[Version 1.5.2]


Zeus1 commented on 23 Jan 2006
Not only is Milky Way a fast and easy way to review Your photos, but when You click on a multi-page pdf file, it shows the first page of this file in its window, thereby enabling fast recognition of what the pdf is about.
Just try this on a folder with 100+ pdf files with cryptic names...

Nice work...and free!!!
[Version 1.4]

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Version Downloads:3,324
Type:Utilities : File Management
Date:28 Jan 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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MilkyWay displays the picture of a selected picture file in the Finder.

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