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Is it possible to add a column in the list View in Finder, that displays the dimensions of image files ?

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

Just add the word Pictures (capital P) to the front of your folder name, and you will miraculously get Dimensions and Resolution as a column option. Then just rename it back.

Note: You may need to right-click on the list view's header bar to see this option, rather than View > Show View Options ( J).

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This is perfect because: 1/ This column becomes available in every subdirectories of the root directory. 2/ Clicking the header sorts the file according to the product of width*height. How did you find this ? – alecail Oct 18 '12 at 7:46
My mind. It is blown. – jmk Oct 18 '12 at 8:57
This is a very interesting solution, seems like a horrible workaround, but a workaround nonetheless. Great answer, Ivan. – Jason Salaz Oct 18 '12 at 9:26
That is awesome. Except for the way in which it is completely dumb. How would they possibly expect end users to know that? Short of using AskDifferent, of course. – Tim Keating Oct 9 '14 at 18:48
I've tried this workaround, and I still just see two dashes. Any ideas? – A K Aug 2 '15 at 17:28

It would appear that the answer is no, not directly.

Options for columns include:

  • Date modified
  • Date created
  • Date Last Opened
  • Date Added
  • Size (file size, not image size)
  • Version
  • Kind
  • Comments
  • Label

and image size is not one of the choices.

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You could, however, use a Folder Action to assign image size to the Comments field of a file in a folder and display the Comments column.

Note that in icon view, you can press J and check "show item info" to display image sizes.

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