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I'm a designer who deals with a lot of psd and ai files and it's very time consuming to sort through multiple files.

I was wondering if it were possible to use Windows Explorer's file preview feature to view my files before opening them.


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Doesn't Photoshop have a built-in file browser? – iglvzx Dec 29 '11 at 6:17
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You have two options:

First, use a free tool like Thumbview or psicon.dll.

Second, purchase a codec that allows you to preview .PSD files in Explorer. Most codecs / packages will allow you to preview many other files that might also be of use to use. Some good ones include PSD-codec by Ardfry or Fast Picture Viewer (which supports the viewing of other files as icons such as InDesign and illustrator).

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Thanks, I can't stand Adobe Bridge. This is going to be great, i like the links. – Tribbey Dec 29 '11 at 6:34

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