I have a folder full of white SVG icons, but preview shows them over a white background, and I can't find a way to easily preview them all. I saw Gapplin, but 1) I find it hard to believe an external application is necessary for such as simple task, and 2) it seems I'd need to open 100 windows and tab through them.

How can I preview all of my SVG files?

  • I'd love to have an answer to this! … :) — I just want to browse them in Finder like any other image, and have it on grey background. I'm looking into boxy-svg.com but that is not Finder. Mar 16, 2021 at 15:31
  • It's not Finder, but also looking into this for fast .svg preview: widsmob.com/viewer Mar 16, 2021 at 16:09

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Found this:

You might want to try pressing option-space for Quicklook in full screen. This seems to have a black, rather than white, background. The drawback is that you cannot easily navigate through the files with the arrow keys.


Find a dark desktop background, or a dark window, and put it roughly in the center of the screen. Then drag your Finder window off to the side, and use Quick Look. It'll put it over a blurred background—which will be dark thanks to the dark desktop/window.

(Untested, but it should work)

  • Doesn't work for me, SVG preview in Quick Look has a white background.
    – grg
    Oct 18, 2017 at 21:18
  • Oh, darn. I forgot that it wouldn't do the transparent blurred background like PNG files.
    – SilverWolf
    Oct 19, 2017 at 13:35

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