Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there any way to set a custom quick look image in OS X? I'd like a command line tool or applescript to change or embed a custom preview for a zip file using a jpeg.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

That's not how QuickLook works. Quicklook has processes that run in the background to interrogate a file for its filetype, then look for a generator for that file type and the generator returns either HTML-based or image-based content.

There are programs that will show a listing of files inside a Zip (or other archive files) but you can't "embed" a preview image for Quick Look, at least AFAIK.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.