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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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I'm unable to upload a photo attachment when using El Capitan 10.11.6 [closed]

I am unable to upload a photo attachment when using El Capitan 10.11.6. I know the system is not supported, but I still should be able to attach a picture to a document and have it work. I just ...
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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issues in scaling of 3D applications and games under Windows on my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 (MBP 16,1) due to the extremely outdated AMD drivers Apple ships with ...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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Memoji/Animoji transparent background video

TL;DR: I want to get a Memoji video with a transparent background. When I record a Memoji video in Messages, the video clearly has no background (transparent) as switching between light/dark mode (in ...
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Screen glitches after installing ATI Radeon HD on my old Mac Pro

I decided to try and upgrade my old 2009 Mac Pro and update it based on the various guides that I've seen online. I figured the best 1st step would be to make sure that I flash it from 4.1 to 5.1, and ...
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Confusion regarding Mac Pro graphic cards

I have an eraly 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 and I'm interested in upgrading its graphic capabilities. It currently has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT. I have looked online for compatible graphics cards but I'm ...
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Can't see images in mails I compose

When I attach an image in a mail, I can throw it anywhere, inline, but it shows up as an image icon rather than actually showing the image: Any way I can fix this? It also doesn't allow me to ...
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Dynamically adjust image canvas for images

I am new to Mac. In Windows OS, I use MS Paint to dynamically adjust the canvas using the mouse by dragging the borders within the GUI to paste multiple cropped images into it to create a single new ...
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AppleScript screenshot issue

Back in April I asked for some help to get AppleScript to take a screenshot over another one endlessly. Here you can find a deeper explanation of what I was intending to do: Take screenshot of ...
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Some .jpg images fail to open on iOS

I'm trying to open and/or save the images from The Language Atlas of the Pacific Area (http://ecai.org/austronesiaweb/PacificAtlasImageMaps.htm) and meet a strange effect: the smallest and, seemingly, ...
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How can I take control of photo “Categories” on my iPhone XR (iOS 12.4)?

When I tap Photos|Search on my iPhone XR (running iOS 12.4), I get links to "Categories" of images. Clearly a program has assigned categories to some of my photographs. For example I have three photos ...
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Is there a floating-ruler app for macOS?

I’m working with a notation software and I would need to space certain graphical elements evenly within a predetermined space (e.g.: I set a 5cm space and I have 5 elements, they need to be precisely ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 crashes after waking up and usually when launching a Google Search in Chrome

I've got issues with my MBP which seem to be persistent, even after replacing the logic board for supposedly one without hardware issues. There are some typical instances when my macbook pro fails (...
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Water spilled into the keyboard of my Macbook - would this affect the quality of the files saved on it?

Water spilled into the keyboard of my MacBook Pro. It still works the way it used to, but the pictures saved on the computer seem to have gotten pixelated. How could I recover the original quality of ...
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Where are the images for a .pkg / .dmg file located?

I was wondering where the default .pkg image file is that looks like: This is not located at system/library/coreservices/CoreTypes.bundle/resources Same goes for .dmg files. Unless I have to go ...
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Adding a gif image to Keynote for macOS

I am trying to add an image from Giphy to a presentation in Keynote. It seems to indicate I can drag and drop, but this isn't working. If I add an image pane all I get is a text address not the ...
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Why does macOS Preview show different sizes before/after resize?

An image saved locally on my MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave 10.14.3) has a size of 4.4 MB, as you can see in the screenshot below: 4.4 MB is the original size of the image, which has a resolution of ...
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Generating a mask png from a color image?

Apple requires certain icons to be monochrome masks with transparency in png file format. How (on macOS, using a built-in app, such as Preview, or an app in the App store, such as Pixelmator) can I ...
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How can I export drawing from Notes to an image with background on an iPad?

When I save drawing from the Notes app to Photos, the saved image has a transparent background instead of the background I see in the Notes app. You can see the transparent background if you open the ...
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How to keep all attachments downloaded all the time in Messages app?

I am using Messages app in iOS 12 and also forwarding them on to my Mac running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I exchange photos with my friend and we discuss edits etc., sometimes on very old ones. When I go ...
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System reboots when I disconnect Blackmagic eGPU from my Mac mini

When I shut down the Blackmagic eGPU using the icon in the Menu bar: Or if I manually unplug it, the system wants to reboot. All the applications ask "Do you want to close?" Then if I say no, at some ...

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