“While many of the changes present in betas of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard have been discussed at length by Apple followers, one tester has taken to the web with observations on some of the more subtle refinements spread through the most recent build of the next-gen operating system,” AppleInsider reports.

“AppleInsider reader inewton1974 pointed us to an annotated Flickr album of nearly four dozen Snow Leopard screenshots he published a bit earlier in the week,” AppleInsider reports. “[He] claims that QuickLook capabilities have been built into universal Open and Save dialog windows.”

“Another interesting discovery is Apple’s use of transition effects within the new Cocoa-based Finder,” AppleInsider reports. “Additionally, it’s noted that a QuickTime preference pane is absent from Snow Leopard, as are any preferences from within the QuickTime X Player itself, leading to renewed speculation that Apple may do away with its premium QuickTime Pro offering entirely.”

Much more in the full article, with screenshots, here.