Open in Preview Individually

Summary: Open each selected file in a separate Preview window.
Suggested Key Binding: Command-Shift-P
Install Location: ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Finder/
Last Modified: 2019-10-02


Preview has a preference to open groups of files in the same window or separate windows. This script lets you temporarily override Preview’s preference to open a batch of files (selected in the Finder) in separate windows even when Preview is set to “Open groups of files in the same window.”

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on run
tell application "Finder"
set _files to the selection
end tell
tell application "Preview"
repeat with _file in _files
open _file
end repeat
end tell
end run