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10.5: Create a simple contact sheet Desktop
It's trivial, but convenient: create a quick and dirty 'contact sheet' of images using Quick Look, three simple keyboard shortcuts, and one mouse-click:
  1. Open the folder containing the set of image files.
  2. Press Command-A, Command-Option-Y, click the Index Sheet button, then press Command-Shift-3.
Just that easily, and you've made a contact sheet from the Quick Look display -- you'll find it on your Desktop, in a file named Picture 1. With a very little bit of coding, you can turn this into a simple script, too.
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10.5: Create a simple contact sheet
Authored by: kioarthurdane on Mar 10, '09 10:53:08AM

Command-Shift-4 then Space Bar would give you the same minus the menubar and other junk on your desktop and/or second monitor.



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10.5: Create a simple contact sheet
Authored by: dkiechle on Mar 10, '09 02:56:28PM

What menu bar? What other junk? This is Quicklook, not just viewing folder contents as icons.



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10.5: Create a simple contact sheet
Authored by: rjbailey on Mar 11, '09 11:19:39AM

Menu bars may not be an issue here, but floating windows (e.g. my Activity Monitor processor history) show up in the cmd-shft-3 screen capture, whereas they do not if I follow the cmd-shft-4 + spc procedure.



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10.5: Create a simple contact sheet
Authored by: Stormchild on Mar 11, '09 06:09:24PM

This hint, while not something I need to do myself, is yet another example of how successful QuickLook is. Personally I find it to be the best new feature of Leopard.

Time Machine is a close second; what it does is very important, but I have only called upon it a few times in the past year-and-a-half of using it -- whereas I use QuickLook constantly, every day, and my usage has only increased over time, as several other apps (e.g. Transmission, LaunchBar, OmniOutliner) have now implemented it too.



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10.5: Create a simple contact sheet
Authored by: jiclark on Mar 16, '09 11:10:42AM

Could you explain how LaunchBar has implemented QL?

I agree with you about it being the #1 best new feature in Leopard...



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