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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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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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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How to print an image across two pages

I have a long image that's about 8 inches wide by 20 inches tall. It's open in Preview. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get the top half of the image to print on one sheet of letter ...
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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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PDFs looking different in Yosemite Preview.app [duplicate]

I've just installed Yosemite on my iMac and noticed that my PDF files viewed with the Preview.app don't look the same as in Mavericks. If I view the PDF files directly in Safari, all looks like it ...
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Is there a way to edit bookmarks in Preview 7.0?

Since my "upgrade" to Mavericks, the ability to edit bookmarks in the "upgraded" Preview (version 7.0) app seems to have vanished. Now, when creating a bookmark, I get a "quote" from the bookmarked ...
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Set preview.app to default to “content only” view

Is there any way to make (Mountain Lion) Preview's default view 'content only'?
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Preview an animated GIF image?

How can I preview an animated GIF? When I double-click it, it opens in Preview and is not animated, showing each frame as a separate image instead of playing the animation. As an example, here is the ...
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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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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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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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Searching for punctuation in Preview

In Preview (v 5.3 on 10.6.8), if I search for a single letter such as k in a pdf, the program will find and highlight every instance of that letter in the pdf. However, if I search for a punctuation ...
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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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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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Preview - Export to PDF without margins

Preview (like most Mac apps) can print to PDFs, and even has a shortcut for this functionality via a menu option Export as PDF.... I have a scanned document in .tiff format that I'd like to convert to ...
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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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QuickLook set app to display preview

Is it possible to set the app that displays the QuickLook preview in OS X? I'm developing iOS apps and I have Xcode installed, but when I open the QuickLook preview of a Source-Code file, the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Change resolution of different images from different folders

Hej guys, my case is like this : i have cover images under diffrent folders books -->book1_folder--->images_folder-->cover.jpg books ...
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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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Preview.app cluttering Desktop folder with temporary files

When I open a PDF attachment in an email it opens in Preview and also creates a temporary copy of the PDF file in my Desktop folder. Over time, this generates a lot of clutter. Is there a way to ...
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How to change default font size when preview open microsoft excel document?

I use macbook air, Preview is brilliant, But seems can not zoom out microsoft document(word, excel), So I want to change the default font size. But how?
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How to highlight text in Preview properly?

I know this problem could be trivial, but it just bothers a lot. I can use the highlight function of preview properly before like the following: but now when I try to highlight the text again, it ...
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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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Application “Preview” is not letting me mail a pdf

Why can't I share a pdf file from the Application Preview and mail it in Yosemite?
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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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How to automatically find corrupted PDF files?

Due to a recent syncing issue with Dropbox I ended with a lot of conflicting copies and corrupted files across different machines. Especially PDF documents seemed to be corrupted in some way that ...
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Change highlight color in Mavericks preview?

In Preview on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, is it possible to change the color to something other than yellow, green, blue, pink, purple? I know it is possible to highlight in other colors because I did it ...
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Is there an annotation function that allows continuous text annotation without having to repeatedly click on the 'T'? [duplicate]

Preview before yosemite had the ability to click on the Text annotation and allow you to continuous annotations without having to repeatedly press 'Text'. I want to be able to annotate anywhere on the ...
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Preview strips spaces from some lines in PDF documents

Has anyone experienced a phenomenon wherein Preview's "AI" for PDF text extraction sometimes strips spaces out of a line or two of text? I'm working with some college documents and need to extract ...
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Preview.app Signatures - how to unencrypt without old keychain

Old mac died. Have a new mac Mac Have all files from old Mac (did a backup before it died). Have been operating with new Mac for several months now. Needed to use the signatures option in Preview ...
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Is there an easy way in Mavericks to share a PDF file directly from Safari into iBooks?

Safari loads and displays .PDF files nicely. iBooks is Apple's PDF reader app for sync'd and offline access. To move files currently, I have to: right-click in Safari to open the PDF in Preview; ...
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Preview can't find fonts used in eps file generated by gnuplot

I am trying to use TimesNewRoman.ttf as the font for *.eps files generated by Gnuplot. I am running OS X 10.9.5 on a 2010 Macbook Pro. Here is my gnuplot script. set terminal postscript eps enhanced ...
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File-Specific Bookmarks

Is there a feature in Preview that will let me maintain a collection of file-specific bookmarks? For example, I often place bookmarks at the beginning of various chapters in books. I might decide to ...
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Preview cannot display two different eps files with the same name simultaneously

I am running OS X 10.9.5 on a 2010 Macbook Pro. I have two eps files that I want to use Preview to view (Preview really converts the eps files to pdfs). One file is ~/Research/images/test.eps and ...
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Using old-style comment in Preview 7.0

My group at work writes a lot of papers, and as a result we all proofread for each other. However, some people like to print out the documents and edit by hand, while some prefer to edit ...
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Remove author metadata from PDF annotations in preview?

I need to provide comments on PDFs as part of the refereeing process for journal articles. How can I remove my name from the annotations I've made using Mac Preview? (they can be seen in Inspector: ...
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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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Is it possible to crop multiple pages in Mavericks Preview.app?

Is it possible to crop multiple pages or image files in the new Mavericks Preview application just as described in this answer? The functionality was there with Snow Leopard but disappeared in ...
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Unable to select and highlight on Preview in OSX Lion

I've been trying to highlight my pdf notes on preview, but am unable to select or highlight a single sentence. When I try to highlight, it just shows the chosen highlight colour on the whole page, ...
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How to disable Acrobat Reader in Safari?

In Safari, the default PDF-Viewer in Safari is "Preview". Unfortunately, since I installed the Acrobat Reader, this default changed to the Acrobat Reader, which is extremely annoying. How can I ...
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How to safely blackout a part of a PDF?

There's already a question addressing this issue; however, it's from 2011, and many things have changed since then. Specifically, we now have automatic saving, automatic Time Machine, and all. In OS ...
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How do I draw a transparent line to highlight text in a PDF with non-selectable text? [duplicate]

For PDFs without selectable text, I use Preview to underline text by using the line tool. I should be able to use this line tool as a highlighter by making the line thicker and adjusting the opacity, ...
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Preview: Remove all annotations

Is it possible, using Preview (or maybe some other tool if not doable with Preview, but Preview preferably) to remove all annotations from a PDF file, without manually deleting every annotation?
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How to crop odd and even pages differently in a PDF?

I have a large PDF I want to crop/remove all the whitespace with software that runs on Mavericks The PDF in question is designed for print; therefore, odd pages have different margins from even ...