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Cull Graphics Quickly with Preview

You're faced with a folder full of images, and you need to sort through them, trashing some number and keeping the rest. For a quick way to do that, select them all, and open them in Preview (in Leopard, at least). You'll get a single window with each graphic as an item in the drawer. Use the arrow keys to move from image to image, and when you see one you want to trash, press Command-Delete to move it from its source folder to the Finder's Trash. (Delete by itself just removes the picture from Preview's drawer.)

 
 

HoudahSpot 3.0

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Houdah Software has released a major update to HoudahSpot, the file search tool that provides an alternative interface to Mac OS X's Spotlight. HoudahSpot 3.0 adds several new features, including file tagging capabilities, user interface elements that provide easy access to tagging features and templates, and tag-based searching. HoudahSpot's menu bar item has also been improved such that clicking it opens the Blitzsearch window, while right-clicking it opens a menu listing the program's templates. ($30 new, $5 upgrade or free for purchases in 2010, 2.5 MB)

 

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Comments about HoudahSpot 3.0

Adam Bell  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2010-07-02 16:10
As one of the beta testers of this upgrade and a long-time user of HoudahSpot, this is a major improvement. The tagging feature is very useful, as is the new tray that hides on a selected screen edge and uses a modifier key to prevent unintentional triggering.
Correction: it's not a free update. According to Houdah's web site, it costs $8 to upgrade to 3.0 from a previous version (unless you purchased this year).
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-07-05 08:49
Good catch, thanks. I've updated the article.
Free or not, this is simply the best SpotLight add-on out there. Its capabilities are awesome. Highly recommended!!!