For many people, Preview’s primary function is as a viewer for both images and PDFs. Although much of what we cover in this chapter also applies to PDFs, our focus here is on the many ways you can view images in Preview.
We begin by making sure you can use the sidebar and its various views to full advantage, especially the Contact Sheet view, which is helpful for working with a large collection of images. We also cover Zooming Images and Viewing in Full-Screen Mode, plus Playing an Image Slideshow.
If you find yourself wanting to learn more about an image—what its pixel dimensions are, when it was created, and more—we discuss how to do that in Examining Image Metadata.
But that’s not all that Preview can do—you can also ...