Posts Tagged ‘quicklook’

Code Line Announces CS4 Compatible Apps (MacNN)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

[Editor's note: I originally promoted SneakPeek Pro back in March of 2008. It's a great tool for Mac users to see what your design files look like, their fonts, images, and colors without opening them while staying in the Finder. Now new and improved for CS4 versions supports updated Illustrator and InDesign file formats.]

Republished from MacNN.
Originally published 20 Feb. 2009.

Code Line has announced its Art Files and SneakPeek Pro now compatible with Adobe Creative Suite 4. Art Files is a stand-alone application that helps users gather and package Illustrator documents, linked images, and fonts for graphics files, which in turn can be archived, shared, or printed off. The software is designed for production artists who work with graphics files, and features the ability to collect several documents at once to help minimize the time spent organizing.

SneakPeek Pro is a QuickLook plugin that allows users to preview Illustrator, InDesign, EPS and Freehand documents without having to launch an application. In addition, people can also view fonts, images and colors that are used in CS3 and CS4 documents.

Art Files is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and is priced at $50, while SneakPeek Pro requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and costs $20. Code Line also offers a bundle pack of both Art Files and SneakPeek Pro that is priced at $60. Any pre-existing users can download the update for free.

SneakPeek Pro – Look inside Illustrator and FH files with QuickLook

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

sneak peek pro logoOne of the key new features of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is QuickLook. This features looks inside files and shows you the contents. So instead of seeing a big Ai icon in the preview, you would see the actual graphic contained in the file. The problem is, QuickLook doesn’t support some key file types. SneakPeek Pro fixes that (go to developer’s site).

This QuickLook plugin allows you to preview Illustrator, InDesign and EPS documents in the Finder, dialog boxes, cover flow, other applications. SneakPeek Pro also allows you to see fonts, images and colors used in many CS3 documents. It also supports looking inside Freehand files!

sneakpeekpro supported file types     

  • Quickly flip through your graphics files in Cover Flow
  • View list of fonts, images and swatches used in Quick Look (CS3)
  • See previews of graphics documents within any open dialog box
  • File previews magically appear on your Desktop and Finder windows
  • Illustrator files preview whether or not they’re saved with PDF compatibility
  • Intelligent parser uses embedded preview for large AI or EPS documents

sneakpeek pro screen grab