In this blogpost I describe how to install the DTI-TK NIfTI quicklook plugin for nii files for mac OS.
I want to thank Peter Molfese for making me aware of this program and for showing me how to install it. Below you find a description of the necessary steps he underwent to install it on my computer.
1.) Download the dmg file
On the website from DTI-TK, you can download: DTITK_QuickLook_v2.21.dmg. You might need a NITRIC account for it.
2.) Placing it at the right location
Create a new folder called “Quicklook” in you Library folder (directly in you root directory). You can access the Library folder by pressing the alt-key while being in the Go menu.
Open the downloaded “DTITK_QuickLook_v2.21.dmg” drive and place the file DTITK_QuickLookPlugin.qlgenerator into the new Quicklook folder.
3.) run QLmanage
Run the line
in the terminal.
In the latest version of MACOS, one also need to allow the program to be executed. (System preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General, Allow)
At the end, the nii quicklook preview should be integrated in Finder.