On occasion I need to look at an image at fullscreen so it doesn't have anything else around it to distract me. Is there a way to do that? I can't seem to find a way to do it with preview.


You can use View -> Slideshow to do this in Preview

  • That was simple enough. Not sure why I didn't try that before. Jan 15 '11 at 4:17

Additionally you can use QuickLook (spacebar) and click the FullScreen button :)

  • and then you can not change the picture! -1
    – WebBrother
    May 28 '19 at 18:29
  • @WebBrother blame Apple for the sh**y implementation of QuickLook :p May 29 '19 at 11:51

⌥␣ in Finder opens QuickLook directly in full screen. There's also Sequential, a small app basically meant for viewing folders of images in full screen.

  1. Go to a folder with pictures
  2. Press Command + A to select all pictures
  3. Press Option + Space bar to view all images in full screen
  4. Press Arrow keys to view next/previous picture

Note: Do NOT press Command + Backspace because It deletes all selected pictures!

Tested on macOS Big Sur 11.2

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