Image previews do not work anymore on OS X

First make sure image previews are active click on the desktop then CMD+J then ensure preview is enabled. Is this the case the following might help.

In case the image previews on OS X are not working anymore (only generic icons are shown) it might help to open the terminal and to execute :

rm /Users/{your user}/Library/Preferences/;killall Finder

This actually also helped me once Adobe Premiere Pro didn’t startup anymore (loaded like forever).