Is there any way to view the width and height of image type files in Finder's column view?

I am runnning Snow Leopard.

There isn't a checkbox for dimension in the Finder's view options:


Icon View and Column View

Pressing Command+J or Right Clicking, while in the folder where the pictures are, will show the Options menú. Then Show View Options, and enable Show Item Info. This will show the image's dimensions below the file.

You could press Use as Default, if, well, you want it to be default.

List View

While in List view , by Right Clicking the list's title bar, you'll be able to choose extra information columns to show. As Koiyu explains here:

The list of extra columns is relative to the folder's location. In order to get the dimensions available, the folder in question has to reside somewhere under ~/Pictures/. (Under ~/Music/ you could choose e.g. artist or album and under ~/Movies/ you could choose length or codecs and so on…)

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  • This is exactly what I need: show the Dimension column in the finder using list view. What you say only work in Icon view, I need to have the rest of columns, then I need to use List view. – chefnelone May 28 '12 at 11:48
  • Edited the answer to match you needs. – Thecafremo May 28 '12 at 12:00
  • I moved a image file under Picture but I the 'dimension' column is not visible yet. Look the capture I upload at the bottom of my question. – chefnelone May 28 '12 at 12:26
  • Apparently the List View thing will only work for Lion. The Column and List view, though, should work on Snow Leopard. – Thecafremo May 28 '12 at 13:52
  • Sorry, I couldn't see the picture before. It shows that you are doing Cmd+J, but have you tried Right Clicking the list's bar? If you click, it will show more options. To make it clear, I mean Right Clicking on "Kind", for instance. – Thecafremo May 28 '12 at 16:09

Try changing to List View (Cmd + 2) and then back to Column View (Cmd + 3). This helps me, sometimes there's just "–" but this fiddle brings numbers back.

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  • works for me on later versions of osx (2015) – Harry Moreno Oct 20 '15 at 22:28

The information panels (⌘I) should also show the dimensions for most image files.

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  • this is what I usually do but it is time wasting though. – chefnelone May 28 '12 at 11:44

Much better is cmd+alt+i and move on all files for quick view dimesnions.

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