Four Great Uses for Preview App Full Screen Mode in OS X
Preview is the default application to open just about any image or PDF file on your Mac, it’s a great program that blows anything comparable in the Windows world out of the water. One of the greatly underused features of Preview is the ability to view images and PDF files in full screen mode.
Entering full screen mode is very easy, it’s just a matter of hitting “Command-Shift-F” while a document is open in the Preview app.
If you’re wondering what to do next, here’s some more information and four great uses for Preview’s slideshow capabilities:
Entering into Preview App Full Screen slideshow mode:
First, let’s get into Full Screen mode:
- Open an image or PDF file in Preview
- Hit “Command-Shift-F” to enter the slideshow mode
- Navigate a series of images, or pages in a PDF document by using the arrow keys
- Exit full screen mode by hitting the Escape key
Four great uses for Preview’s Full Screen Slideshow mode:
Now that we’re in Full Screen Slideshow Mode, you can apply some of these handy uses to the feature:
- Create an instant and very attractive slideshow of an image collection
- Browse through large amounts of images quickly
- Read lengthy PDF’s at a higher resolution and in a distraction free environment
- Use Full Screen mode to create a quick and simple presentation using a PDF file or collection of images
This screenshot shows what a series of images looks like:
The screenshot below demonstrates what an individual image in Preview’s Full Screen Slideshow mode looks like, lined with borders for the presentation style:
This works with images of all kinds that are compatible with Preview app, and PDF files too.