Finder Browser
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Finder Browser is a small contextual menu plug-in for the Finder, whose sole purpose is to allow you to quickly and easily browse all of the images in a single folder. Finder Browser supports a wide range of image file formats and can even display the first page of pdf documents.

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What's New
Version 1.0.8:
  • Images are correctly oriented if they contain EXIF orientation information.
  • Right (control) clicking on the image shows orientation options aswell as the previous 'Open With' menu listing available applications.
  • Window changed to remove the 'brushed metal' look.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Caslon commented on 26 Aug 2008
I get Finder crashes when Finder Browser encounters a PDF in a folder, on my PPC with OS 10.4.11. Have notified the developer.
[Version 1.0.8]

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Tekuris (developer) replied on 27 Aug 2008
This problem appears to be Tiger only and has now been fixed, please re-download if you are running Tiger.

Additionally the brushed metal look has been removed as requested by CASLON.

MacUpdate-Lon replied on 27 Aug 2008
"Additionally the brushed metal look has been removed..."

Could you submit a new screenshot, developer? Thanks!

Schmelding commented on 25 Aug 2008
Er, um, maybe I just don't understand, but doesn't the Finder already do this (in Leopard)?
[Version 1.0.8]

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James-D replied on 25 Aug 2008
Yes. QuickLook already does this, plus allows you to view multi-page PDF files, as well as other formats.

I(pod)mac replied on 26 Aug 2008
Indeed this software seems to be especially conceived for those which have a Mac that doesn't allow to install Leopard - and, consequently, they don't have Quicklook -.

Twilightscapes commented on 26 Aug 2007
This could be really nice, if it did two things:

1) lost the brushed metal - this makes it feel "old" and takes up unnecessary room.

2) * most important - Show the dimensions of the image (I'm a web developer and need to know what the size of the image is)

Keep up the good work, and please try and implement #2 above, if at all possible - thanks!
[Version 1.0.6]



Orion-Mk.-V reviewed on 20 Aug 2007
Awesome. Now I can dump the unintuitive (yet functional) PicturePopPro.
[Version 1.0.5]



Nymphe reviewed on 01 Jul 2007
It's a great utility. But the brushed metal interface is too old and too big. I mean the border of the window of course.

If you can use a transparent window, like Leopard does, it would be great, because QuickLook is amazing, and this is the best tool for wieving images quickly.

Having a keyboard shortcut would be great too.
[Version 1.0.4]

oEo commented on 10 Jun 2007
[Version 1.0.3]



FeRvId reviewed on 10 Jun 2007
Brilliant stuff! Another great example of a simple program brilliantly executed. Top program, top marks!
[Version 1.0.3]



Morjovy reviewed on 28 May 2007
really nice stuff! i like it very much! cool alternative for the (i hate it)

what do i need now?
1. zoom buttons
2. possibility to rename the contextual menu item "browse images". i use russian mac os localization, so it would be nice to have all the menu items localized

[Version 1.0.2]

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Tekuris (developer) replied on 29 May 2007

I'm currently working on localisation's, if you would like to offer any translations or check my current translations please go to and get in touch.


Leo Spill commented on 25 May 2007

I used to big a fan of 'QuickImageCM' which unfortunately is only PowerPC, and doesn't look like being Universal Binary any time soon.

Like QuickImage this opens your images in a window but unlike the latter it doesn't offer the plethora of editing options that made it a great replacement of the OS's Preview application.( If you don't mind your entire screen being 'hijacked' then you could also try the Contextual menu launched 'ImageViewerCM' - $10)

Apart from showing all images in a folder and not just the ones selected, which is annoying not having a preference to switch it off, you should also be able to have all the pictures 'landscape and portrait' show in the same sized window rather than - when a landscape image is selected it forces the window to near full-screen and is not resizable. Lastly the ability to double click an image to show a thumbnail of all the images within the one window would be also very useful.

Obviously still developing - and if it were to incorporate some basic image editing/tagging and most importantly IMHO the ability to move files ( preference for user defined folders ) - It could be a great productivity tool in the future.
[Version 1.0.2]



Shock-J reviewed on 24 May 2007
Path Finder and "click on folder" issues resolved...and quickly. Nice work. Simple, quick and free... just what the doctor ordered.
[Version 1.0.2]


amartsin had trouble on 04 Oct 2008
No contextual menu item for Finder Browser after installation and restart.
How are you supposed to use it?
[Version 1.0.8]

Roro01 had trouble on 17 May 2007
Doesn't work - iMac Intel 10.4.9.

I logged out after installing it in my user library and there's no contextual menu item for FinderBrowser when I control click a folder or an image. Then I installed it in the main library and restarted the computer and again, the same problem.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Type:Utilities : File Management
Date:25 Aug 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Finder Browser is a small contextual menu plug-in for the Finder, whose sole purpose is to allow you to quickly and easily browse all of the images in a single folder. Finder Browser supports a wide range of image file formats and can even display the first page of pdf documents.

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