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Can someone help resolve confusion over Blender’s GPU not support on macOS?

I'm not very tech-savvy so bear with me here. I want to use the newest version of Blender on my iMac. It is a late 2013 model with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1 GB graphics card. More info below: ...
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Lossless HEIC images

I googled whether HEIC images are lossless or lossy, and whereas some articles and forum threads insist HEIC images are lossy, other insist that HEIC supports both lossy and lossless compression, but ...
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How can one see the file extensions of images and videos on iPhone?

I have taken a few pictures and videos with an iPhone 12, which runs iOS 15. How can one see the file extensions of these images and videos on the iPhone? I don't see file extensions in the native ...
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Using AppleScript to add images to Pages document

I am trying to automate the task of inserting an image to a pages document, then change it's arrangement properties to something that normal people use (like "move with text" and "...
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Trouble creating line graph on numbers with multiple variables

I have little to no knowledge when it comes to Numbers/other data programmes. I’m working with a client and I want to create a line graph to show how these variables affect each other (eg. Does food ...
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Why doesn't Preview save all pages of a certain PDF as a PNG file?

I am trying to save a 30-page PDF as a PNG file. I do this by going to File >> Export. However, only the first four pages save into the PNG. This is the case regardless of whether or not all ...
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Stop showing path to desktop picture on desktop [duplicate]

In an effort to locate where the currently displayed desktop picture is stored, I found and ran a terminal command that now displays the desktop picture’s location path across the center of my screen ...
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Full screen apps won't redraw after tabbing out - seeking help to fix or debug

When running an app in any full screen mode, if I tab out, when I tab back in the app does not redraw. The app menu bar shows and is responsive, so I can cmd-Q to quit, but nothing else redraws. All ...
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Putting an image into the clipboard via stdin

I know I can take image content from the clipboard and pipe into STDOUT like this: osascript -e "get the clipboard as «class PNGf»" | sed "s/«data PNGf//; s/»//" | xxd -r -p Is ...
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Preview: save as vector/layers to re-edit

I adore Preview for its advanced editing functions! And use it quite often to quickly make simple artworks for my projects without usage of heavy tools like PhotoShop (to scale and merge multiple ...
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Low res images sent in iMessage are zoomed in

I send a 128x128 image via iMessage on my iPhone. I expect it to be quite small in the messages window, but it is zoomed in and pixelated for the recipient. It is actually already this large and ...
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How to increase VRAM on a Macbook Unibody from 2008

I know the Geforce 9400M in the Unibody Macbook uses shared VRAM with the memory, but since upgrading from 2GB to 8GB I haven't seen an increase in allocation. Why is this, and is there any way to ...
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How to run a process on macOS without GPU access?

I would like to be able to open Activity Monitor and see 0 in the GPU% column for that process. All I have are an intel integrated graphics on an intel based Mac. I'm willing to entertain ...
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Command-line to use Remove Background action of MacOS Ventura

I want to use the quick action: Remove Background, which is available in the Finder of MacOS Ventura (right click -> quick actions -> Remove Background) Does someone know how to do it with a ...
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Desktop icons appear rapidly

You have to watch video to get the point because I cant explain this: VIDEO So I am changing desktops with "three fingers swipe" gesture on touchpad. This problem appeared recently, because ...
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In presentation mode, Keynote renders vector graphics badly (imported as PDF)

I want to have my logo as vector graphic in Keynote. Although Keynote offers nice basic functionality to create vector graphics, it doesn't seem to import SVG or any other vector file format. I read ...
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Is it possible to embed an image in Keynote with just the URL, so it loads every time?

I would like to have a way of making Keynote load a new version of an image dynamically the way a web page would, getting the latest version every time the Keynote deck is used, rather than copying ...
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How do I stick a graphic to a frozen header column in Apple Numbers?

I want to paste a graphic on a frozen header column, and have it frozen to the header column when I scroll the rest of the table. But when I paste the graphic over the frozen header column and scroll ...
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How do I extract text from images in terminal?

I know how to extract text from images using preview.app, however I would like to use this feature from terminal to extract all the text from a bunch of images. I tried this using this method to apply ...
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GPU artifacts and computer freezes on boot

I have a rather strange situation, which I cannot interpret. I have an iMac 2011 27" with an upgraded GPU. This GPU displays occasionally diagonal stripes of artifacts and freezes. This usually ...
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How to disable link previews and link dropdowns [duplicate]

Since updating to Ventura, whenever I paste or type a URL into an email draft, Mail app now automatically crowds my message with large content previews, it pings websites and downloads images to add ...
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if i disconnect/turnoff my icloud from iphone, does it delete pictures from my icloud? will it delete from my iphone?

i have synced my icloud to my iphone pictures, if i turn it off will all my photos delete on my icloud? i want to delete a few thousand from my iphone but even if it dosent delete from i cloud can i ...
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No main picture in Preview bundled with Snow Leopard Server ...running in Parallels in Big Sur

With aid from Parallels support I have Snow Leopard Server running well in Parallels on my Mac Book Pro running Big Sur , ( intel) . The version of PREVIEW evidently bundled with the SL server has a ...
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Search for text in image using macOS Preview's Live Text OCR

I want to use Apple's new Live Text feature to search a PDF for a specific text phrase. The PDF is a large file without any baked-in encoded text. Just many pages of images of scanned text, stored in ...
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Where is the Twitter Library for images stored?

By this I mean: when I use Twitter or Fenix on iPadOS 16, and go to choose an image to go with my tweet, it displays a whole bunch of images, including a lot from my old iPad - this suggests that it ...
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Automator to copy the image it's handling into the clipboard?

I built an Automator sequence of actions to automatically scale by 50% my screen captures (use Apple's screenshot app). I attached that sequence to the folder half-size where screenshot automatically ...
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Chrome doesn't always add file extension to downloaded images

When I download an image using Chrome or Chrome Canary, the saved file sometimes (not always) lacks an extension. For example, I can reproduce it with this image: https://external-content.duckduckgo....
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Consistent and robust options to convert ICNS files to PNG in macOS?

I've been having a terrible time getting sips and/or ImageMagick (convert) to consistently convert .icns files to .png. I frequently hit very unclear errors when using sips to make the conversion (eg, ...
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How do I extract an image out of a PDF using Preview for Mac?

I have a PDF that is from a scanner that is only an image (no text). Is there any way to extract the image out of the PDF in Mac Preview? Or is that the same thing as converting the PDF to an image?
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How to keep transparency on fullscreen windows?

I'm trying to put Emacs in transparency mode. It works, but only when its window is not on fullscreen mode: But as soon as I fullscreen the window, it breaks it : The reason I'm posting this here ...
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Where are the overscan and underscan values stored in MacOS Monterey [duplicate]

The overscan / underscan values for external displays have moved in MacOS Monterey (potentially earlier). They used to be editable in /var/db/.com.apple.iokit.graphics. As mentioned in this question (...
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Keynote: Ken Burns Effect within a Masked Image on slide

I have a slide with 3 photos on it. Each is in a rectangle mask. I want to have an animation where all 3 images have a kind of Ken Burns effect - zooming and moving but staying the same size within ...
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Images in Keynote: how to edit rectangular mask into a parallelogram (or any other square surface)

I'd like to create a Keynote presentation that has a vintage / retro comic style. For this I want images not as boring exact rectangles (i.e. with four edges of exact 90 degrees), but in various "...
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Multiple displays are glitched and overlapped when I connect to my M1 Mac using screen sharing or VNC apps on Mac, iOS or Linux

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 15-inch with max specs and Radeon graphics. For years I have been connecting 2 external displays to it. Most recently I have a Dell S3422DWG which displays at 3440x1440 and ...
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QuickLook can't see Olympus ".ORF" raw image files?

On my laptop (MacBook Pro 9,2) I can preview Olympus ".ORF" files by pressing the space bar, and they all have proper image icons. ON my desktop (Mac Pro 5,1) all ".ORF files" have ...
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Why are some 3D buildings more detailed than others in iOS's Maps app?

In iOS's Maps app, some 3D rendered buildings have ample details and colors, such as the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge or the details of the Oracle Park: However, some other buildings have less ...
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Any way to lighten the background of a JPG using Preview?

I'm on Mac OS Big Sur. Someone has sent me a picture of a printed page they took with their phone (JPG format) and when I open it in preview the background appears a little dark Anything I can do in ...
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Is an image as ".jpe" an ordinary JPEG, just with a different file extension?

I have a little dozen images with the file extension *.jpe. All the others are the well-known *.jpg, *.jpeg and so on. Can these images be renamed from *.jpe to *.jpg? Is there any difference to *.jpg?...
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How to fix black screen when switching to discrete graphics card (GPU)?

Symptom: When I open any app that triggers my computer to switch to discrete graphics, such as Adobe Illustrator or games on Steam, my screen goes black (with a backlight). The only way to recover my ...
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Convert SVG to PDF using command line in Mac OSX

I want to convert a SVG file to PDF from the command line on Mac OSX. Is there any way to do this?
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Scan a QR code with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Per the directions: How to scan a QR code with the Camera app Open the Camera app from the Home Screen, Control Centre or Lock Screen. Select the rear-facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR ...
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What controls the dimensions of an IPhone 12 captured image?

I am comparing the images my IPhone 12 takes with those produced by other phones. The pixel dimensions of the images my IPhone takes are 1536x2048, whereas the pixel dimensions of images taken by a ...
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How do I save a black & white picture to a 1-bit image file?

I need a 1-bit image file to print on a laser engraver. I used to have quite a few graphics applications that could save 1-bit black & white TIFF files. I've owned Macs since 1987. However most of ...
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How to reset graphics driver under macOS? Screen static/garbage but only on internal display

I have a Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13" which suddenly developed a very odd and specific issue earlier today. When running only the internal display under macOS, the display is unusable - ...
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PTP Mount iphone on macOS BigSur

On Windows, it is super easy to mount an iPhone via PTP. Picture Transfer Protocol It is recognized as a "Camera". This shows the iPhone as Drive in Explorer and gives access to all ...
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How to merge a big number of JPEG pictures to a filename-labelled merged PDF file in OS X?

I have a large number of JPEG files. Each JPEG file has a name in the format nameX.jpeg. I want to merge them to PDF such that one JPEG picture is on one PDF page where the name of JPEG is a label on ...
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How to interpret FPS report in a spindump output?

In the end of spindump output produced by Activity Monitor one can find following section: ----FPS Report Legend:----- Raw Instantaneous FPS: 30FPS delimiter: '|' 10FPS delimiter: '+' ...
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iMac fails to boot - graphics issue?

I'm having an issue with a 2017 iMac - it doesn't boot - crashes about half way through Apple logo progress bar, often with some funny graphics displaying - e.g. half the screen is yellow. I've reset ...
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MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) hot & noisy fan when second monitor plugged via USB-C

I have a problem in over heating and noisy fan when I have the second monitor plugged via USB-C (I have tried different types of external monitor, and the problem does happen with every monitor). I ...
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How to scroll between photos using arrows?

I want to open a photo and scroll between all the photos from the same folder using the arrow keys. Is there a way to do it using Preview or which software do you suggest to me?
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