NeoFinder Users Guide Index            Display your content

View as Icons

To see the gorgeous thumbnails for your photos, videos, and other documents that NeoFinder can create when you create a Catalog, you probably want to use the Icon View.

selector icon

Select a Catalog, and let NeoFinder show you the files and folders as large icons by clicking on the first section of the view selector in the toolbar of the NeoFinder window.

NeoFinder will display large thumbnails, and also additional metadata, such as the file or folder name,
GPS GeoTag, Rating, and more.

icon content

Underneath the thumbnails, you find a slider that allows you to tell NeoFinder how large you want to see your thumbnails.

There is also a menu at the bottom right part that allows you to
sort the content by many of the fields that NeoFinder offers.

sort menu 2

Display Filter offers you a way to filter out unwanted items, such as XMP files, or those without a geotag or thumbnail.

View Options

The Icon View can be highly customised to suit your exact needs. If you open the
View Options, using the menu command in the View menu, you will have all options.

view options icon view

Text size is the size that NeoFinder uses to show the file or folder name and the additional metadata underneath each thumbnail.

The next options control what additional metadata NeoFinder displays.

The option to "Mark available files and folders" will place a green checkmark next to the thumbnail of an item, if the file or folder is contained on a volume that is currently mounted on your Mac, and thus available immediately for drag&drop, or opening with other applications.
NeoFinder will automatically update this information when you mount or remove volumes.

online checkmark

What is next?

3.1 Catalog one volume
3.2 Catalog many volumes (Batch Catalog)
3.3 Cataloging settings
3.5 Update existing catalogs
3.6 Import existing catalogs of other applications
3.7 Catalog a Folder
3.9 AutoUpdater: Update Catalogs automatically at a certain time
3.10 Exclude certain files and folders from cataloging

4.1 Create and use folders
4.2 Rename catalogs
4.5 Backup your NeoFinder database
4.6 Database Status
4.7 Move your NeoFinder to a new computer
4.8 Use color labels to mark interesting items
4.9 Rate your photos
4.10 Sort your NeoFinder catalog library
4.11 See what is in your catalogs - The fill bar

5.1 QuickFind
5.2 The Find Editor
5.3 Find Duplicates
5.4 NeoFinder QuickFind in the Menu
5.5 Spotlight Support in NeoFinder
5.6 The Find context menu
5.7 NeoFinder Search URLs
5.8 Find Similar Photos
5.9 Find Faces