Apple Preview is a program included with Mac OS X that permits displaying Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files without needing Adobe Reader. Apple Preview also displays many other kinds of documents and graphics files, and permits limited editing and manipulation of them.

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Photo viewer for Mac that can rotate (and save) pics while browsing folders

I am coming from Win and I am so disappointed by Mac's usability so far. My current problem is with maintaining photos. I usually take lot of pictures with my DSLR and I want a very simple solution ...
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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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Why does Cmd-I in Preview do something other than advertised?

Somewhere after Lion (from which I upgraded to 10.10), Apple has changed the shortcut to show/hide the toolbar in Preview from ⌘-B to ⌘-I, at least it says so in the menu entries. But when actually ...
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How to get a snapstop of my PDF in Yosemite Preview without the annotations?

I am taking snapshots of a PDF from preview by using the rectangle-select tool and then Cmd+C. In this way I get the PDF and the annotations (underlines, highlights, ...) that are in the area that I ...
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Switching between open pdfs in Preview without losing your place

If I have multiple PDFs open in preview, as shown with the "table of contents" sidebar, if I click on one of the other documents and then return to the current document, it returns me to page 1 ...
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Always show markup toolbar in Preview

As the title says: is there a way to permanently show the markup toolbar in Preview? (working on OSX 10.10.1 Yosemite)
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MBP freezes when I print

My MBP13 Retina freezes when I print a file from Preview. I can continue to use the computer on other softwares but Preview is freezing... I have 4 network's printer and one unplugged USB printer. ...
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Any way to use a scan as a signature in Preview (Yosemite)?

I want to add my signature to PDFs in Preview, but the Trackpad/Camera method is terrible. Any way to add a scanned signature to Preview??
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Reopen PDF in Preview on the same page when modified externally

In Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks when a PDF document opened in Preview is modified by an external application, Preview automatically reopens the new version with the same page displayed as before. After ...
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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Preview- move to Trash

When opening multiple .jpg files (or other format) I can use the "Move to Trash" on all but the last one standing? Here is a example of two images, and if I select one then the Move to Trash works. ...
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Annotations with subscript and superscript in Preview (OS X)

In Preview, is it possible to add text as subscript and superscript? This would be useful when writing text annotations in PDF documents.
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preview crashing with yosemite and mavericks

I updated from 10.6.8 to yosemite and since then preview crashes every time I open an image. I rolled back to 10.6.8 and installed mavericks and got the same problem. Can anyone figure this out? ...
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How to remove Preview.app on-screen navigation toolbar?

When I open a picture in fullscreen, it has an overlay like this: Is there a way to permanently disable it?
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script to preview two .png s side by side?

I want to display A.png and B.png together, A left / B right or A top / B bottom. I can of course preview A.png preview B.png separately, then resize and move the two windows next to each other, ...
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How can I disable the rubber band effect of the Preview program?

According to other sources, I've disabled the NSScrollViewRubberbanding system option, and it works in my browsers and other softwares. But it doesn't work for the Preview program, specifically when I ...
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Preview won't show added picture

I created a slide show by prefixing my filenames with numbers so Preview would show them in the desired sequence. But after showing the slides once, I added a new slide later, with the correct ...
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Starting Preview without opening previous PostScript documents

I'm running the latest version of OS X and Preview is hanging whenever I try to start it. It attempts to open the documents which I previously had open, which is ~10 PDFs and ~3 PostScript files, and ...
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Closing 128 new Preview documents without saving

I opened 128 .png files in Preview, hoping to use it to create a PDF out of them, as I believe was possible in earlier versions using the New from clipboard trick, but apparently, on Yosemite, not any ...
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how to Quick Look text files with custom file extensions in Finder

When I have .txt files or .py files, I can Quick Look those files in Finder. I have .jl files that are codes written in the Julia Language. Of course they are text files. They will open in a text ...
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Different ways of displaying documents between Adobe Reader and Preview

I use an e-book reader (Icarus Excel) to make notes on PDF files. When looking at the output PDF (which merges the notes with the PDF document) in Adobe Reader, the notes are present. However, the ...
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Automator workflow/service or Applescript for looped edits in Preview

I was originally trying this with Automator, but if someone can guide me to accomplishing this easier with Applescript then feel free, though i haven't worked with it before. I'm trying to get the ...
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Disable autosave in Preview

Preview, by default, persists edits to the underlying file immediately. (i.e. if you crop something, the underlying file becomes cropped). I find this behavior very irritating. I tried enabling ...
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Switch between images in a folder

I'd like to tell an older person, how to open images from his USB stick or SD card and continue to the next images in the containing folder very easy. On Windows, he can plug in the memory device, ...
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How to merge 2 one page PDF files

On Lion (from memory, and I can't check anymore) this method: open a one page PDF doc2 (with Preview), open a one page PDF doc1 (with Preview), drag thumbnail from doc1 onto doc2, save as (⌘⌥⇧S) ...
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Bug in Preview when copying and pasting an image?

Is Preview.app buggy in OS X 10.10, Yosemite, or is it because of the Nvidia Web Drivers? I opened an image in Preview, copy the image, created a new file, and pasted it. The color looks more purple? ...
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Photoshop CC is creating problematic JPEGs that make Preview.app lose its mind

I have a 2013 Retina MBP on Yosemite, with a licensed copy of Photoshop CC. My problem is, Preview cannot deal with JPEGs I am creating in Photoshop. Preview is really sluggish when it loads the ...
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CD-ing a file to itself

I wrote an application in Applescript to open a black picture and fullscreen it in preview. I need the app to "cd" to itself, no matter where it is. That means if it is on the desktop it can pull up ...
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Where can I find unsaved Preview images?

I have two unsaved images open in Preview. My Mac is on strike, no screen usable, but SSH is working fine. I really want to salvage my images. Where can I find my images ? At worst, I would accept ...
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Preview: On Mac OSX 10.9.5, undo the Fill option for a Annotate tool

I enabled the annotate option on the Tools for Mac Preview Application and now I cannot draw a rectangle without the Fill option. How can I get rid of the Fill option so that I can draw a rectangle ...
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Preview Crashes Repeatedly on Yosemite 10.10.1

I installed Yosemite 10.10.1 about a week ago. Preview crashes all the time whenever I try to perform a search on certain documents. Unfortunately, I can't upload this document because of copyright ...
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View Full Path of Current Document in Apps Like Preview & TextEdit

I'd like to be able to view the full path of a file, rather than just its file name, in document-based apps like Preview & TextEdit. Is this possible?
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My link is lost upon second pdf compression

I had a large 3 GB Pages document that was compressed twice into a final 7 MB PDF file in order to e-mail it without loss in resolution and color. Unfortunately, during the second compression, one of ...
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Yosemite: Quick Look previews are transparent

Since Yosemite i'm having this strange problem with Quick Look (giving previews of files when pressing the space bar): whenever i preview my files they are displayed transparently. Pretty irritating ...
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Yosemite 10.10 - Notes in Preview in fullscreen mode can't be read

So, this is what happens when I go into fullscreen mode. Tried disabling Dark Mode system-wide to see if anything changed, but it didn't. How can I make notes show up in fullscreen?
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Configure Preview to auto reload pdf and stay at the same location

System: OS X 10.10 Preview version: 8.0 When a pdf file opened by Preview is updated by another program (such as pdflatex), Preview will automatically reload it, which is good. However, Preview ...
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Adding annotation in iBooks

How can I add annotations on my book using iBooks? Any time that I try to create an annotation, iBooks wants to create a new copy, with this message: The original document can't be changed, so a ...
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iOS App Preview videos - are all 3 iPhone resolutions required

I've just completed an App Preview video for my forthcoming universal iOS app. I did it by capturing an iPhone 6 using QuickTime then editing in iMovie. If I only submit my iPhone 6 App Preview ...
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How to search a phrase in Preview of OS X?

When I search for a term like "formation water", preview returns everything starting with formation and not the term "formation water". How can I search for a phrase in Preview?
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“Import from Scanner” greyed out in Preview app

I have a Canon Pixma MG6300 printer/scanner for which I properly installed the drivers. I know it is supposed to show in the Preview app under File > Import from Scanner. This menu item, however, ...
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Importing/Exporting Preview Signatures on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

One of the things I always backup when re-formatting a Mac are the digital signatures I have saved in Preview. For this, my go-to reference used to be here: Can I export my signature from Preview on ...
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Safari and other programs using too much RAM with barely any tabs open. Happens daily since Yosemite

I've noticed a drop battery life as well as performance from my macbook since the new Yosemite update a week ago. The performance slows down greatly, even with my 8gb of ram. Animations are very ...
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Spotlight/Finder quotation marks won't work with “\n”

"\n" is mentioned in some pdf's I have. When I search using quotation marks in both Spotlight and Preview Apps they have issues pulling up this exact phrase. Does anyone have a suggestion for finding ...
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Saving Multiple PDFs without merging them

I was wondering if anyone knew how to save multiple pdf files using preview without merging them. I've read quite a few posts like this one: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf ...
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osx - cannot open images or pdfs

When I try to open images or pdfs with preview, the application starts but the files never open. When I try to open them from the command line, I get the error message: LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed ...
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OS X 10.9.4 Apple preview - can you rotate in inserted rectangle?

The updated version of Preview has so many features I can use it instead of the complicated photoshop. However I have found there is no way to rotate/angle an inserted rectangle or square. can it be ...
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Annotation in Preview under Yosemite: How to get back the old behaviour?

I am using Yosemite (OS X 10.10) on my MacBook Air mid 2011. In the version 10.9 and before, annotation (making strokes or arrows) worked liked this: Selecting the form you want to draw Select the ...
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Is there a free QuickLook plug-in for CAD files (3D models)?

Mac OS X QuickLook supports the Collada interchange format with .dae file extension out of the box. There is CaniVIZ 3D Preview available for 59$ and there are free standalone viewers for CAD/3D ...
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What have I done to Preview in Yosemite?

I used to open the annotations toolbar and I could select, for example, the arrow tool. Then I would click from A to B and draw the arrow. Now when I click the arrow tool it plops an arrow on the ...