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Hi there,

when I have created a document in Affinity Designer and save it on the desktop, can I display the document by pressing the spacebar in the finder. A small preview is displayed in the Finder. Is there a way to display the preview window to zoom in to view the Affinity Designer document? Unfortunately, the preview is very small and very blurry. Is it possible to change this?
Thanks very much.
Best wishes Mark
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Hello, thank you for your answer. I have now tried the document preview in the Finder with various programs (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AF Designer, AF Photo, Pixelmator and Amadine).

The document preview is only displayed very small with AF Designer and Photo. As soon as I open the Finder preview for an Affinity Designer document with the spacebar, I get a small preview. If I now want to enlarge this preview at the bottom right, the graphic appears pixelated and very blurred.

I think only the developers of Affinity can change that. The problem is not with MacOS or with the system (Intel/Silikon).

So it would be great if you could enlarge the document preview a bit.

Thanks very much.

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This is of course not "outside of the app". The feature to show a good preview of a file in the finder is called "Quick Look":

https://developer.apple.com/documentation/quicklook

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Providing Quick Look Previews for your Data Types

To provide Quick Look previews for your own file types, create a Quick Look Preview Extension with either a view controller or data based preview.

Unfortunately, Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer do not provide this extension and all you get to see is a small png of your photo or designer file in the finder. It's not a bug, but the unwillingness to properly implement a very useful standard feature of Mac OS.

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Thank you very paschulke2 much for your information. Yes, exactly Quicklook is called the function.
Why is this preview not supported by Affinity Designer and Photo?

Especially with MacOS it offers a lot of advantages and is very useful and I can't understand either
why doesn't Affinity implement this awesome preview on your products.

Actually, almost all programs on the Mac use this useful standard function.

Is the function --> Quick Look Preview Extension planned for Affinity at all?

I would be very happy if someone from Affinity could comment on this.

Thanks very much.

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