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Resized/Rotated PNG image using ImageMagic is blury. How to sharpen?

When I try to resize (shrink, in this case) and/or rotate a PNG file, it becomes very blurry. Besides (obviously) not wanting a blurry image, it's actually critical because these are shipping labels ...
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Keynote Mac, delete cropped image to reduce file size without losing image resolution quality

I have lots of high-resolution images inserted into the Keynote which makes the file very large. Image masking in Keynote is very convenient for me. But I only want a small corner of the images shown ...
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Create animated gif screen captures [duplicate]

How can I take an animated gif or mp4 screen capture of work I'm doing, as is seen in the gif below? I need the capture to span more than a single window. I prefer not to pay for software to do this, ...
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Convert .png image icon to .icns file (MacOS)

What command can I type in my BASH shell to convert a given icon in png format into the icns image format required by Apple .app directories?
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MBP Retina 16" 2019: Screen flickering with colors

Every few weeks the screen on my Macbook Pro 16" starts doing this: It happens only with some windows and sometimes the only thing that helps is restart. I went to the Apple store and they just ...
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Macbook pro 2011 Late cannot enable dGPU again

I'm struggling with some problem involved with enable dGPU AMD Radeon. To the needs of installation MacOS Catalina I had to disable discrete graphics card. I reboot into recovery mode and used command ...
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0% GPU Usage on iMac 2019 with Radeon Pro 560x, help!

Ever since I bought my iMac, the GPU has always been at 0% usage. Till now, I thought it was a software bug since Macs aren't great with GPUs, but when I found out about Intel Power Gadget - which ...
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Sleepimage deletion in Mac

I am not able to delete the sleep image. It currently runs on macOS Catalina. As root, when I try to delete the sleep image I get the message "Operation not permitted". Can someone help ...
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MacBook Pro 15: Is it normal that the discrete GPU will activate when using an eGPU?

I've been having heat problems with my MBP15 for a while when running external displays. I believe this is partly caused by the discrete AMD 555X GPU being active. In order to avoid this, I have tried ...
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What is the radius of the windows on BigSur?

I read Apple's What's New in macOS about BigSur, and they have mentioned about an increase in the window radius, but they have not mentioned anywhere about what the radius is. Throughout macOS 11, ...
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Budget eGPUs for Mac Mini? [closed]

I thought it sounded quite cool that you can connect an eGPU to a Mac Mini to boost it's performance, but had no idea just how expensive those things are! Here is one I found recommended on a YouTube ...
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The graphics card on my old MacBook Pro broke. How do I transfer my files if I cannot see anything?

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and the graphics card broke leaving me unable to see anything. Everything else still works. I hadn’t backed anything up because I’m an idiot and now I don’t know how or if it’...
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having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password

having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password. after login in it cant display videos and also display ...
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Is there a way to use accelerated 3D graphics from NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M in Mac OS Big Sur?

Since Mac OS High Sierra, Macbook Pro Late 2013 owners complain about the inability of using their NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M dedicated graphics card to speed up 3D graphics or a second display. So after ...
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Can a projector be used as a good quality second screen? [closed]

I've never attached a projector to my Mac, so I don't know just how good the really good ones can be. I'm a graphic designer who used to use a 27 inch iMac but now works on a laptop most of the time. ...
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Macbook air desktop background [duplicate]

I tried to change my desktop picture but it won't change and i have tried things that have been suggested to other people with the same problem and it doesn't work for me. Please help I am sick and ...
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MacBook Pro boots to black screen after logging in in normal mode, but runs perfectly in safe mode

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro with touch bar (no discrete graphics) on the latest Catalina that after logging in, everything works perfectly except I cannot see anything but a flickering line at the top ...
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Why my desktop displays location path of the chosen image?

Without doing anything specific I have suddenly the location path of the desktop image written on my desktop like (3)/System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg On my 2nd Monitor it says (6)/...
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iMac (early 2008 macOS 10.11) showing colourful lines during startup [duplicate]

I recently fixed an old iMac (early 2008) that was showing lines during boot and then going into white screen, I installed Ubuntu Server first and the problem seemed to have gone away, then i tried ...
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Image rendering bug in Quick Look

I'm experiencing rendering bugs when using Quick Look with images. Sometimes, the contrast of the image is exaggerated, making almost-white values completely white and pushing dim values towards black,...
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2008 iMac Stuck on Loading Screen

My 2008 iMac gets stuck on the loading screen (Loading Bar, gets to about halfway). Nothing in this guide worked. https://macreports.com/mac/ I replaced my HD and issue still persists. The HD is now ...
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How do I lower OS /system resource usage /adjust for best performance?

Lets say I want to dedicate all resources in running some code so I would like to decrease operating system usage as much as possible i.e. the mac equivalent of adjusting for best performance (e.g. ...
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Mac not waking from sleep after disabling dGPU

I have disabled my DGPU as it was intervening with by Mac boot up. It has solved the boot problem but my Mac screen turns black post sleep. Any suggestions to solve the problem ?
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Why would Apple configure MacBook Pro to use inferior graphics card when a better one is installed?

The symptom of this was freezing streaming that Apple Support took 1.5 hours to diagnose and another hour to attempt to fix. Apparently, MacBook Pro 16" 2019 comes with two graphics card: the ...
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Requesting Reliable Clipboard Application w/ History?

I've searched the more-recent threads and cannot seem to find a solid option. Does anyone have a good clipboard app with history that doesn't screw up the clipboard and require a restart? Alfred and ...
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Is BootCampDrivers.com safe?

I've had tons of scaling and performance issues in scaling of 3D applications and games under Windows on my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 (MBP 16,1) due to the extremely outdated AMD drivers Apple ships with ...
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Solid purple colour appears when trying to view large files in Preview

I'm trying to do some editing of large uncompressed .tif files (800MB-3.5GB). While I'm able to open them in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, I am having real trouble opening the images in Preview as the ...
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Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB, and video game requires an Intel HD 3000 Integrated Video Card or Better?

I have an Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB on my MacBook Pro and a game I want to play is requiring an Intel HD 3000 Integrated Video Card or Better. How can I tell if my graphics card is sufficient?
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Late 2011 MacBook Pro 15" broken graphics - want to use external monitor

I recently wanted to add a monitor to my late 2011 MacBook Pro, but I have issue with main graphic card (failed AMD GPU) that is connected to the HDMI port and the other graphic card doesn't seem to ...
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Show an image without any border using Preview or some other built-in macOS app

Here is a simple image viewed in Preview. I need to view only the image itself: you will notice there is a gray border around it. Especially the border at the bottom should not be present. How can I ...
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How to install SDL_bgi having SDL2 installed without Xcode (edit: with Xcode)

I would like to install SDL_bgi on macOS without Xcode. I’ve downloaded the file • Sources: SDL_bgi-2.4.0.tar.gz from the website sourceforge. But now that I have the folder, I don’t know how to ...
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Stop my iPhone from receiving screen shots and other images sent via SMS?

I like to use SMS text messages and not iMessage, and only for text as indicated in the linked questions below. Today I got a screenshot of a LINE message in an SMS text message and I certainly do ...
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Very large (out of core) image viewer for Mac?

(Yes, I've seen this question, but what that poster considered "truly massive" is pretty ordinary now.) Can anyone suggest an image viewer on the Mac, OSS or commercial, that is capable of ...
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Graphics Glitching Solved With New User Account

Mid-2015 MacBook Pro 15", Catalina 10.15.3, twin 4K displays Problem Graphics glitching: unable to maintain smooth video playback on any video source, frames dropped. A few times a minute I'll get a ...
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MacBook Pro: Glitch/Copy of closed Window - Graphic card or monitor defect

I have issues with my Mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina 15.4" (16GB RAM, i7 2.6Ghz, 500GB Flash Drive, Dual Graphic: Intel + Nvidia GT 650M) Whenever I open and close any of the application, it still stays ...
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Subpixel antialiasing but not just for text, but images as well

My MacBook Air 2012 has a great image quality with my (pretty old) external monitor LG 27EA83. Unfortunately, I get a grainy texture with my new MacBook Pro 16" with every cable I've tried. This is ...
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Intel HD 3000 on MacOS Mojave

I recently upgraded to MacOS Mojave using Dosdudes patcher and have been getting a few graphical anomalies in certain apps. I have included an example. It manifests as large black boxes over certain ...
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How can I upgrade my OpenGL version?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Mojave), and according to this document, the OpenGL version should be 4.1. However $ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" OpenGL version string: 2.1 ATI-2.11.21 What ...
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In bash, how to open .png file in a Mac app which only has “import” in the app menu

I'm using 'engauge Digitizer' to digitize the charts (.png file). When to automate the process, I wish to write bash script or to use Python Subprocess library to control it. The first step is to ...
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Applescript (Adobe Illustrator) find coincident X coordinate on a path for any given Y coordinate

I have two lines as shown in the screenshot below (Adobe Illustrator file) which my script produces. Is there any way, using AppleScript, to find the value of X for the coincident points on the ...
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Pixelated external monitor image through USB-C to DisplayPort cable

This is what my external monitor shows with my new 16-inch mac (2019) through a usb-c to displayport cable. It's a really grainy texture. Whereas this is what my external monitor shows with my old ...
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Show random image for screensaver, no slideshow

Is there any way to have the screensaver show a single random image from a folder of images, but to not rotate the images in a slideshow? The closest thing I can get is by selecting the "Classic" ...
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Text displays with slight cyan highlight after scaling display

I'm using a 2019 Macbook Pro with Catalina 10.15.2. When I update the display resolution to the largest or second largest option under "scaled", the text appears strangely in many, though not all ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 with GTX 770 won't boot

I was given a MacPro 2008 with 1 CPU, 1TB hard-drive, no wifi and 6GB of memory. I patched via DosDude1's patch tool so enable NVME. Current Specs: 2x4core 3.2Ghz. Wifi, 32GB of RAM, PCIe/NVMe ...
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What causes my Macbook to spontaneously shut down?

Out of the blue today, my Macbook Pro 2015 15", running macOS Catalina 10.15.2, shut down while I was using it. Since then, for the past half hour or so, I haven't been able to keep it on for longer ...
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Bad visualization of games in macos

I'm having a problem when playing games on full screen or windowed games on macOS. The first photo I clicked is an example of how it shows the screen when trying to play albion online. The second ...
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Search finder for all photos in a given folder?

Prior to iOS using the HEIC image format (I'm aware this can be turned off) I used to be able to search for all images in a given folder taken on my iPhone, by using the search feature of macOS finder ...
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Should this new MacBook Pro be returned?

I ordered the base model MacBook Pro 13" with upgraded SSD and RAM about one week ago. I was starting to feel I maybe bought something of a lemon—seeing things like a spontaneous shutdown, a Safari ...
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Which APP should I use if I want to draw a workflow with mathematical expressions on Mac?

I want to find a graphic application that can draw basic workflows with mathematical expressions. For example, I want to draw something like the following figure from "Implementation and Optimization ...
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Can I flush, or release, my GPU memory?

Running an iMac Pro 10 core, 64GB Ram and 16GB Vega, MacOS 10.14.6. iStat menu (v6.40) is showing a consistent GPU Memory usage between 90% and 100% after I have been using the computer for awhile. ...

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