By Jennifer Hofer
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inddPreview comes with a Quick Look plugin on board, that enables Finder to show preview images of InDesign® documents* without the need to open them with InDesign®.
The app itself is primarily a medium to provide the Quick Look plugin. In addition you can use the app to copy those preview images to the clipboard to use them elsewhere.
Works with InDesign documents (.indd) and InDesign® template files (.indt) from CS2 to CC17.
*InDesign® can embed preview images when saving the document. How many and of what size/quality they are can be configured in the preferences of InDesign®.
I create a lot of indd documents, and this was just what I needed. Great customer service as well. Thanks!
Exactly what I needed
I had come to depend on the freeware qlgenerator plugin that Jenny released years ago. It finally broke earlier this year for me. Old files would still show, but new ones would not (or only in weird circumstances). Anyway, it was broken and unreliable. This app brought the magic back. I know it’s dumb that Adobe doesn’t bake this into their software, but $4 is a small price to pay for patching a hole in my workflow. Thanks Jenny!! I don’t know you, but you’ve been an important part of my workday for many years :)
After downloading, launch the app and quit. Then log out and back in. Viola! InDesign previews again. (btw I’m running CS6 with OS X 10.11.6 on an early 2009 iMac)