SneakPeek Photo
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Quick Look Plugin geared specifically for photographers.   Demo ($9.95)
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SneakPeek Photo is the first Quick Look Plugin geared specifically for photographers. No longer do you have to import a picture into a photo application just to get detailed information about the shot. With SneakPeek Photo simply click on the unopened photo file (no matter where it is, even on your card reader) and hit the space bar. Up pops the picture into a large view that immediately gives you the detailed information you need. On the top bar, the much needed basics such as the type of file, its size, f-stop, focal length, color Sfile (sRGB, ProPhoto, etc) even a mini histogram. But there's
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion with updated look.
  • Improved stability.
  • Fixed the "missing" Picture Style icon in the toolbar.
  • Miscellaneous bug-fixes.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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SneakPeek Photo User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote
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Offline reviewed on 21 Jul 2012
This was a good product, however CodeLine killed it.

It's no longer available for sale and doesn't appear as a product on their web site.

I'm giving it a low overall rating because of it's demise.
[Version 1.1]

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burypromote

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Drdul replied on 08 Oct 2013
Bummer. I liked this plugin. BTW, it's still on their website (click the Visit Developer's Site link at the top of the MU listing), but right there on their website it says "Discontinued Not For Sale."
burypromote

+9
Andrewrodney replied on 23 Dec 2013
The product is dead under Mavericks. I asked in their forum a week ago if this was indeed the case, no reply. Bummer, I really liked this product. I wish someone would create a similar product.
burypromote

+9
Mikofox commented on 10 Sep 2011
This would be great, if it could handle Panasonic RW2 files. Overall looks like a worthwhile plugin.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote
+1

+21

Wnp reviewed on 03 Mar 2011
Although I like and bought this plug-in, it lacks some basic feature, the most important being to bypass SneakPeek Photo when we just want to have a slideshow without all informations provided by SPP. Moreover, I never got an answer to my mail asking for this feature. I see that they have released today an iPad/iPhone version which means that they've put their ressources on this more profitable channel rather than improving their products. It's almost a year that they haven't updated their product. Too bad.
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote

+171
Revco commented on 05 Nov 2010
No support for PNG files. Would be nice when you hovered your mouse over those info icons at the top that their pop up windows didn't sit in the middle of the image. Why not put them down the side like SneakPeek Pro?
[Version 1.0.2]


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-11

Andyrogers reviewed on 24 May 2010
It sorta works, but when I want total full screen and no borders full of labels, I can't turn it off. The biggest problem is that my images look a little blurry on my laptop with this enabled, and they look sharper with just plain old QuickLook.
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote
+1

+15

Umijin reviewed on 15 Apr 2010
This app is a nice addition to Quick Look, but still has a few idiosyncrasies to work out. It provides a clean way to see EXIF and other info with quick look, and had no problem with image files from my Canon point and shoot, as well as my Nikon D90 (with RAW files).

The loupe function is a bit odd, and that's where I have my issues. First, it can be active all the time, inactive all the time, or triggered with the caps lock key. Unfortunately, I found the loupe difficult to trigger with caps lock key. It worked for my NEF (Nikon Raw) files, but not consistently with the jpeg copies of those files, or JPEG originals from my point and shoot. It seems you have to click on caps lock, then choose or scroll to the image; you can't have it selected already.

I would suggest making the loupe pop up in the window if you hold down a modifier key (like option or control?), or at least turn on while you have the preview window open with the caps lock key.

My other comment is about support and feedback for the developer and the product site. The in-app info box says to go to the website for info and tips. There is minimal info, and no real tips that I can see. Furthermore, there is no clear way to send feedback to the developer via the app or the website. This is a must, particularly for a product that needs some work still.

Looking forward to seeing future versions.
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote
+1

+374

Drdul reviewed on 14 Apr 2010
I tried the new version, it fixes all the problems I encountered with the original 1.0 release, so I bought it. It is dead-simple to use and looks great. If I could choose what items to show/hide, it would be perfect.
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote
+1

+2
Spraygluer (developer) commented on 14 Apr 2010
Fixed the grayscale bug. Give it a shot and let us know what you think. :)
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote
+1

+268

Leoofborg reviewed on 16 Mar 2010
Yeah, I wish I read some reviews before plunking down $10 for this. When it works it works okay. Two big problems:

1/ I find that some b&w or grayscale jpgs will cause the quicklook daemon to crash. I sent Code Line the files that cause this on March 7th and I have yet to hear back.

2/ So, they install a prefpane along with the plugin, right? You'd think there's an 'On/Off' switch like with Squeeze, Time Machine, etc.. but nooooo. So if you do get this crash you must de-install.

4 stars for what it is when it works, -1 for no support, -1 for no 'off' switch for when I just want normal Quicklook. And I should add another -1 for making me install / de-install and waste time. This needs more polish.

There it is.
[Version 1.0.1]


burypromote
+1

+27

Zapp Brannigan reviewed on 29 Dec 2009
While it is easy to use, my images (including jpg) had a bitmapped look to them, especially if there was rasterized type. Still needs work and will be a great product once it's been thoroughly vetted. But not displaying an RGB jpeg at 72 dpi and choking on other popular formats makes it undercooked. Immediately uninstalled it (that worked great!).
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:3,563
Version Downloads:1,379
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:09 Sep 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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SneakPeek Photo is the first Quick Look Plugin geared specifically for photographers. No longer do you have to import a picture into a photo application just to get detailed information about the shot. With SneakPeek Photo simply click on the unopened photo file (no matter where it is, even on your card reader) and hit the space bar. Up pops the picture into a large view that immediately gives you the detailed information you need. On the top bar, the much needed basics such as the type of file, its size, f-stop, focal length, color Sfile (sRGB, ProPhoto, etc) even a mini histogram. But there's much more. Also on this view you'll see buttons which will give you Exif data, all the camera settings, a Loupe View with high resolution zooms, and a large Histogram to see the blueprint of your shot. If the photo is geotagged, you'll not only see the coordinates, but a nifty map of where the picture was taken. Plus there's even a link to a more detailed map online.


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