How to get macOS Quick Look feature on Windows 10 to preview images

You can now have the Quick Look experience found in macOS on your Windows 10 device with the QuickLook app.

QuickLook app for Windows 10
QuickLook app for Windows 10

On macOS, users can simply select an image and hit the spacebar key to get a quick look without having to open the file using an application. Unfortunately, this isn’t not a feature available on Windows 10, but there’s an app that you can install to get the same experience.

The Microsoft Store app is called QuickLook, and just like the macOS feature, it offers a way to open a quick preview of an image in File Explorer.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to add quick image preview on Windows 10.

How to get started with QuickLook on Windows 10

You can now have the same macOS Quick Look feature on Windows 10 using the QuickLook app. Here’s how to get it:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge to download QuickLook.

  2. Click the Get button.

    QuickLook app for Windows 10
    QuickLook app for Windows 10
  3. Open File Explorer.

  4. Navigate to a folder with images.

  5. Select and image and hit the spacebar key. (Hitting the spacebar again will close the preview.)

Once you’ve completed the steps, you can now select any image and simply hitting the spacebar key will open a quick preview.

The app doesn’t include many options, because it’s only meant to do one thing. However, you get a few options, such as the ability to keep the image at the top of all your windows. You have a button to prevent closing the preview. There’s an option to open with menu, an option to full screen the image, and to open image with the default application.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].