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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Maintaining Aspect Ratio while Image Cropping using Preview

I like the convenience of being able to crop jpg/png images with Preview, but I would also like to be able occasionally to restrict the aspect ratio of the cropped image. This is useful, for instance, ...
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Changes to image are permanent without hitting save

I was trying to make some avatars out of some of my images and needed to resize them. I did so in Preview in Yosemite 10.10.3, and had before as well in Snow Leopard. There was no 'save as' option, ...
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Keep Preview from autoresizing print output

Whenever I want to print a PDF file from Preview, the print dialog defaults to shrink the page to fit the bounds of the page. I have to manually select scale: and enter 100 into the text field. Is ...
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How to disable restore/resume/saved-state for a specific application in Yosemite

For most applications I like the OSX feature of remembering which documents were open. But it drives me nuts in Preview. In past versions of OSX there was a simple preference that could be altered ...
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Preview hangs when opening any image or pdf

Recently Preview has started hanging for me whenever I open any pdf or image. I keep getting the spinning balloon of death and am unable to do anything in Preview, so I have to force-quit the ...
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Yosemite's Preview.app goes to top of document when PDF changes

I use Preview.app to view PDFs which I am creating with pdflatex. In OSX Mavericks, whenever the PDF changed I would switch windows away from Preview and then back, and the view would update, ...
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Vim/Emacs keybinding for `Preview.app`

Does anybody have ideas about using emacs/ vim key binding for Preview.app to browser pdf files and how?
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Can't kill Preview app

I have strange problem, my Preview app is not responding and can't kill it. leo-mac:~ leo$ sudo killall Preview No matching processes were found Force Quit button also doesn't give any result. ...
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How to delete text from an edited picture in preview?

I recently edited a picture in preview by adding text to it. I then saved it, not realizing that the original would not be saved (without the text). When I went in to the picture later to delete the ...
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Can't move around icons in Preview

I recently upgraded to Yosemite. When I am looking at my thumbnails (icons) in a Preview folder, I can't seem to move around the images. It just wants to keep them in name order. I obviously tried all ...
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How do I use Mac's Preview application text speech feature?

How could I let Preview start speaking a selected paragraph? I found the speech menu item in the edit menu but this starts speaking from the beginning of the document!
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Why does Preview lower image-quality

I use photos from a digital camera and work with them in Photoshop/Lightroom. Today I again imported pictures from the camera into photos-app on my MacBook Pro, mid 2014, Yosemite 10.10.4/3 (I had the ...
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Change canvas size in Preview.app without scaling image?

I have a PNG that I want to add additional content to. For this I need to increase the canvas size of the image: Just make the image larger, but without scaling the existing contents (which the Adjust ...
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Yosemite - Can't add text note at arbitrary position in Preview?

Previously, when selecting the "text" tool in preview in order to add a note to a PDF, I could specify where to add this text note by clicking on a particular place of the pdf before actually typing ...
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Image border in Preview app

Whenever I have a sprite frame, and I open it in Preview app, I can't see the exact edges of the image because the background of an image is transparent. Therefore, I can't see if there is any padding ...
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Getting the Mac to read PDF files aloud

I tried previous suggestion to have my MacBook to read PDFs with speech. I tried Edit -> start speaking in Preview. I also tried the regular way of of using a shortcut key preset in System Preferences ...
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Cannot open jpegs in preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5

When I try to open JPEG in Preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5, I get the message: "The file couldn't be opened because you do not have permission to view it. To view or change permissions, select ...
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Blacking out a part of a PDF, or redaction of text

What methods are there to blackout a part of a PDF? I don't want to simply use Preview's annotation tools and then save the document, since then someone could open up the PDF and remove the ...
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Move through images in a folder with Preview.app

When looking at an image in a directory with the Preview application, I'm used to the Windows behaviour of using the ←/→ keys to move through all the other viewable images in that ...
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Quick Look sometimes shows blank panel in Mavericks [duplicate]

I have OSX 10.9.2 and on some photos the Preview shows blank panel instead of the image. Sometimes it opens the image, other times it's blank (for the same image). I can't find similar reports on ...
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Hidden features of Safari? [closed]

While using Safari, I accidentally three-finger tapped on a link and Preview of that web page popped up, like below. I think it's pretty useful. Do you know any other hidden features of Safari? I ...
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How do I transfer a photo in Preview to iPhoto?

I have a Photo in Preview. How do I move it to iPhoto?
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How do I change the direction of a speech bubble in Preview?

I'm using Preview to add some speech bubbles to a picture. The default speech bubble assumes the speaker is below and to the left. Can I change where the speech is coming from?
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“Share” button in Preview (10.9.5)

I have tried to send pdfs via email from Preview but the app is not letting me. The share button only gives me the option to send via "message" and "airdrop". I want to be able to send via Mac Mail ...
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Streaks in PDF when using preview

When opening a PDF in preview there often are streaks like this: Does anybody have an idea where this is coming from?
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Change font size for PDF Text Annotation in Preview

This should be dead simple: how to customize the font including face, style and modifications. But those configurations are nowhere to be seen. So ... where is this hidden Preview/pdf toolbar / ...
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Image is broken in Safari and Preview but works in Chrome and Gimp

The same jpg image file displays differently in Safari and Chrome. How can I fix this problem?
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My custom shortcut for Preview app doesn't work

As you can see, I defined shortcut, restart system, but it is still not visible. Why?
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Can I open a file in Preview from the Terminal?

I know that I can open a file with an external program from the Terminal with open, and that works for most applications. However, when I try to use a command like open -a Preview info.txt, it ...
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Why can't I see thumbnails in the finder?

Most of the instructions I've found online (this, for example) say all I have to do is select "show icon preview" in the finder view settings. But that doesn't seem to be working. What's the problem ...
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Is it possible to tilt pdf in Preview?

as you know we mostly forgot pdf applications other than Preview, yet it may not came handy for every task. I have scanned some documents recently and need to tilt them only a few degrees right or ...
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Is there a way to customize highlight colors in Preview (Mountain Lion and later)?

Since Mountain Lion, the highlight tool in Preview allows one to select among a small number of colors. Is there a way to customize the colors (add to or change)?
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Shutter count from NEF photo

I know Nikon embeds the shutter count in the EXIF of their NEF raw files. What's the easiest way to find it?
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Change filename in Preview

I end up with lots of screen shots that look like this: Obviously after a while I do not know what they are. So I open them in Preview to see, and would like now to change the file name to ...
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Ability to share .pdf using email not working in Preview

Preview has the ability to "share" documents by mailing them. When I select this feature, nothing happens. I don't get an error message. Is there a fix for this? I've already tried removing ...
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Preview/Mail printing issue

I am attempting to print PDF's (and save documents as PDF's) as close to full bleed as possible. Right now I am losing approximately 3/4" in margin left, right, top and bottom. Any way to adjust ...
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How to paste from clipboard into a Preview edited PDF file

It seems the clipboard does not work - either direction. I can not copy and paste into or from a Preview edited PDF doc. Why is Preview so unfriendly/ difficult to use with external tools? Any ...
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Better way to create signature for preview than holding a paper in front of the camera

I have a perfectly fine scanned image of a signature. It is unnecessarily inaccurate to hold it in front of the camera instead of using the image directly. How to enter the signature from the image ...
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How to change the PDF reader on Chome from Preview to Acrobat Reader on MacBook?

How can I change the PDF reader on Chrome from Preview to Acrobat Reader on MacBook? The Adobe program is much more versatile and I prefer that one to Preview. In my Plug-ins in Chrome the Adobe ...
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finer control of Preview anti-aliasing (font smoothing)?

I have just updated to Yosemite and something must have changed in the way Preview renders fonts. I find that Preview display of text in PDF files is rather sloppy, I am pretty sure it used to be ...
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Applescript dictionary for Preview

Is there an Applescript dictionary for Preview.app? I am unable to find it under Mac OS X 10.7.5, and Applescript 2.2.1. I did a rudimentary search in google and duckduck but came up empty. I've ...
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Will App Preview video for iPad be shown for iPhone users?

I made an App Preview video only for the iPad resolution and uploaded it to iTunes Connect. If I don't upload a video for the other iPhone resolutions, will the iPad video by shown on the App Store ...
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Is it possible to rotate in Preview without advancing to the next page?

I have a slight annoyance with rotating pages 180 degrees in Preview. The next page is selected automatically after rotating either left or right (90 degrees). This behavior adds a step. Is there a ...
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How to preview location of image on Albums on iPad?

I am able to see image's location on Photos tab on iPad, but how to preview the same in Albums tag using iOS 8 Photos app?
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Apple Preview Program messed up the shortcuts after the Yosemite update

I am trying to annotate my documents with text. In the old preview, I could change to Text Box and click where I wanted to place the text on my document. It would stay on text box and I could click ...
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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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Disable scroll-induced antialiasing in Preview and other PDF applications

Scrolling (with two fingers on the trackpad) in Preview.app (and TeXShop.app) annoyingly blurs PDF text and I would like to disable the over-compensating anti-aliasing. I like the anti-aliasing while ...
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Change background colour for PDF when Viewing

When a PDF is opened, its actual background color is often white. On Windows, several PDF viewers have the ability to set the background color to another one, which doesn't modify the PDF file itself. ...
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The movies on my iPhone don't show a preview icon

They used to show a preview, but don't show anymore on my iPhone or iPad (synched to the same library). The videos under the Home Videos tab appear with normal thumbnails, but the Movies tab are just ...