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Offline giZmo350

Quick way to view .IFF image files on a MAC!
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:26:09 AM »
Today I wanted to grab some .IFF clipart files from AmiNet, and there’s a lot of them, but I didn’t want to download them to the Amiga just to sort thru what I liked. I wanted a way to download and view them on my Mac to make the process a whole lot faster. I (finally!) came across this post on EAB. And the solution is even easier than I imagined using Mac’s QuickLook feature. NO software to install! Even better!


You can snag the QuickLook plugin from GitHub here.


To install:

For one user, copy iff.qlgenerator to ~/Library/QuickLook/

For all users, copy iff.qlgenerator to /Library/QuickLook/

Hope this is useful for anyone looking for a quick way to view .IFF image files on a Mac to use with popular Amiga word processors and the like. Great time saver!  ;D I should mention, to use Quick Look on your Mac (I'm using Sierra) just right click the .IFF image and navigate down to Quick Look and release your right mouse button.

Some .IFF clipart on AmiNet.....


Another neat trick using your Mac, when viewing the .IFF files, highlight the first file in your folder, press the spacebar (the image will be displayed) then, use the down or up arrow keys to view all the images very quickly.

Also, if you want to unpack .LHA files on your Mac use The Unarchiver, it's great.


Of course, getting the files to your Amiga is another task. I have USB on my A1200.

 :) ;) :D ;D 8)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 04:07:15 AM by giZmo350 »
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Offline invent

Re: Quick way to view .IFF image files on a MAC!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 01:20:21 AM »
Great tip giZmo350,  Last time I tried it wasn't too successful but will try again soon.

Offline BozzerBigD

Re: Quick way to view .IFF image files on a MAC!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 02:25:48 AM »
It seems to show .iff files generated/converted by Photogenics but not .iff files generated by Deluxe Paint! Next to useless in that case :-(
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