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Questions tagged [graphics]

Pictures displayed on a computer screen

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GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen

I found this according to my problem in this thread: Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install) My MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 with AMD Radeon HD 6750M ...
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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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How to quickly know the dimensions of an image?

I am looking for a nice and quick way to display the dimension of an image from OS X 10.9. Presently, I have to open the image in photoshop and then enter a menu to know the dimensions. The process is ...
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Are there any native tools for SVG conversion on OS X? [closed]

How can I convert SVG image to something raster? Are there any native [command-line] tools on OS X that can do that? I am able to open them in Safari or Firefox, but doing "Save as..." only proposes ...
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How to use graphics card on VM?

I read here that I would need to use PCI Passthrough to use my graphics card in a VM. In order to give a virtual machine access to physical hardware, you must pass the hardware to the virtual ...
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Can I link an image without embedding in Mac MS Word 2016?

Earlier versions of Word for Mac let me link an image without embedding it, so that a) the Word file itself didn't bloat, and b) I could modify the image once, and have the changes show in every ...
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Bind App on integrated Graphics so I dont need to restart it if disconnecting eGPU

I use a MBPro 13inch (Mojave) 2018 with an AMD RX 580. If you want to disconnect from it, MacOS needs to restart certain Apps, some of them dont benefit from additional GPU-Power (Intellij, IRC-Client)...
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How can I preview an image in its original size?

I have 2 images in a directory and I see from the Get Info that one has Dimensions: 532 × 1051 and size 45KB on disk. The other based on the Get Info has Dimensions: 1440 × 2900 and size 379KB on disk....
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Creating screenshots on macOS Mojave without missing regions [migrated]

I have some code to create screenshots. On High Sierra it worked without issues. However, it does not work anymore properly since I run it on Mojave. Some parts are cut out. I use this API call: ...
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How can I center a PNG with a transparent background using the CLI?

I'd like to come up with a technique for properly posting images on this site on my Macbook using a CLI tool to do the conversion. This is a sample image that I'd like to make it so that the image is ...
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Why am I seeing subtle horizontal lines? (Intel HD Graphics 4000)

I can't take screenshot of it and a picture taken with an iPhone doesn't show it, but here is an exaggeration of what it looks like (visible all over the screen): It appeared very recently; probably ...
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lightweight SVG viewer

Sometimes I want to look quickly at a large number of SVG files. My options seem to be Inkscape, which is rather ponderous and slow to open, or a browser, which is unsatisfactory for other reasons. ...
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Adjusting graphics cards settings in Mojoave to reduce overheating with external monitor (MacBookPro2018) [duplicate]

It seems common for MacBookPros2018 overheating when connected to external display (see other info about the general problem here, or here). Despite there is no risk for HW, it's quite uncomfortable ...
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How do I view inline images in w3m?

I am using a Mac (El Capitan), and trying to use w3m. But I don't see images when browsing pages. My question is: I want to view inline images in w3m, but don't find a way to do so. I have been ...
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Can I run my Mac in safe mode but with better graphics bootstrapped?

I have an issue with OS but it seems to work stably in safe mode but the graphics are unbearable. For example the graphics flicker a lot when I use GitHub desktop app in safe mode. Can I run in safe ...
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Is there an OS X application that overlays a grid onto the screen?

When I am assessing the readability of scanned documents, I would like a transparent grid overlaid on top of my screen that shows perfectly parallel lines, as opposed to crudely "eyeballing" it. The ...
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Can I use Preview to make this GIF file size smaller?

Here is a 2.6 MB GIF that I would like to post in a Stack Exchange question. That means it needs to be under 2 MB or 2 MiB (I can't remember which). https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/...
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Finding video drivers for macOS

I'm curious as to a problem I have. So, I bought a 2009 Mac Pro recently (with only coins, it was pretty epic) and did a little trickery to get macOS Mojave onto it. However, the video card ...
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iMessages sending tiny versions of images/GIFs

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm sending a personal photo, a GIF, or a video taken straight from iMessage, they're all sent to the recipient as super tiny versions of what I see them being sent as. ...
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MacOS iMessages can send text but not images using SMS via iPhone

I have until recently been able to send both text messages and images to SMS-contacts from my Mac (10.14.3) over my iPhone (12.1.4). (They have never had iPhones). Recently this stopped working, now ...
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Duet Display App

I am facing issues with Duet app running on my Mac mini (Mid 2011) and my iPhone 6s Plus. Although it is claimed to be compatible with these devices, the operation is anything but smooth. The display ...
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How to posterize image with Procreate

How to posterize image using Procreate? Even Google is silent on that. Maybe they have a different name for that effect. I am looking for an effect which reduces the number of colors similarly as in ...
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How do I batch convert a bunch of pngs or other images into a single PDF on Mavericks?

I took a bunch of screenshots and I want to make them pages in a single PDF. Selecting all four in Preview and exporting to PDF only exports two (?), separately. The "Export to PDF" File menu function ...
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Discrete Graphics not Activating

I have an issue getting the discrete graphics card to activate. The About This Mac screen shows only the Intel Iris Pro active. I've checked that Automated Graphics Switching is enabled in the Energy ...
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High Sierra VM Graphics

I have a macOS High Sierra VM (that I run on VirtualBox), and for some reason even though I've assigned 128mb of graphics to the VM (that was the maximum amount), in the VM it says that it has 3mb (...
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How to determine if the graphics card is at fault on an iMac?

I ended up with an Mid 2010 21.5" iMac that I wanted to dust off and give to my kids. They have light needs, but I'd love to start introducing them to messaging and email with family, plus some ...
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How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf file?

Say I have some image files (for instance, the result of scanning some sheets) and I want to combine them into a single pdf file, each image on a different page. Is there a faster / more convenient ...
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Is Intel Iris 1536 MB ‘better’ than Intel HD Graphics 4000?

I'm looking at a game which gives 'Intel HD Graphics 4000' as one of its requirements. My Macbook Pro Retina mid-2014 has 'Intel Iris 1536 MB'; will that be OK?
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How to draw a mathematical graph on mac

I want to draw two plots at x=1, y=3, at x=2, y=9 change the above plot so that y=exp(y), x is unchanged. I know this might seem silly to ask, but I do not have any experience to draw a mathematical ...
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How can I save a bmp (bitmap) image file at 16bpp?

I need to save an image as Windows Bitmap BMP A1R5G5B5 16bpp. Source files are 32bpp image files (PNG and/or Windows Bitmap). Preview saves bmp images at 32 bits per pixel (bpp). XnConvert saves bmp ...
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How to interpret the USB MacBook maximum monitor resolution?

I'm wondering if a macbook (USB C only) can support a 49" (5120 x 1440) monitor display. The 2018 Macbook has the Intel® HD Graphics 615 card (per specifications). The Intel website for this ...
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How can I enable graphics on local macOS from remote Linux using SSH?

host: Ubuntu 64-bit local: macOS 10.13 64-bit I'm attempting to run a program on a remote Linux machine through ssh, and I want the GUI to appear on my local macOS laptop. When I execute ssh -v -X ...
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Open a picture with Photoshop or Preview based on file location

Let's say I want to open pictures from those specific folders with Photoshop by default (with double-clicking the file): /Users/bob/Project1/ /Users/bob/Project3/ And to open pictures with Preview ...
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Trying to do an un-bootable image disk backup on a re-formatted 1TB WD Passport external hard drive

I am running macOS sierra on a mid 2012 MacBook Pro, and just recently came across a problem where I can no longer bypass login and got stuck on a loading screen before it eventually goes to a black ...
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PowerPoint on Mac reducing quality of images when set to keep full size/quality

I am trying to insert graphs from Prism to PowerPoint on Mac. Regardless of the way I export graphs from Prism (pdf, TIFF, JPEG etc), they lose quality as soon as they are added to the PowerPoint (...
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Prevent specific app from unnecessarily activating discrete graphics

Some apps (Chrome-based browsers, TeamViewer) activate the discrete graphics card, even though the integrated graphics has enough power to run the app. This reduces the battery life of my 2018 MacBook ...
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Why does the contrast change when you zoom out of an image on Preview on mac?

If you click on an image file in finder on the mac and press the space bar, Preview will preview the photo for you. After doing this, you can zoom in on the image (by pinching two fingers apart from ...
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Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 occasional flickers

I just installed a new Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 video card into my Mac Pro (5,1 mid-2012). It works great, except occasionally, perhaps once every hour or so, the screen flickers. By "flicker" I mean ...
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Unable to get Intel HD 4000 graphics and audio working on EFI install of Windows 10 Bootcamp on Macbook Pro mid 2012

I have installed Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro mid-2012 (MacBookPro9,1) using the EFI method. Note: I am intentionally wanting to use Windows 10 in EFI mode instead of the legacy MBR/BIOS method. ...
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Green screen while starting up MacBook Pro

For last two three days I have been experiencing this problem. My MacBook Pro looks like this while booting up: But after running for 30 or 40 min this thing goes normal, no problem at all after that ...
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What is the best way to deal with a large iPhoto library?

I just migrated from Wndows and imported all my pictures from my external hard drive into iPhoto. I have around 100GB of photos. I wanted to see if this is going to scale or if there is a way I should ...
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Does the CPU of your Macbook Pro overheat when gaming using a Thunderbolt external GPU?

Does the CPU of your Macbook Pro overheat when gaming using a Thunderbolt external GPU ? Any feedback from fellow gamers using an external GPU ? Thanks !
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Looking for a mac app to design beautiful illustrations automatically and easily

Check out for example: I created these using Powerpoint on Mac, and then copying and pasting the image alone into a png and using that on a web page. What a pain and also the images look like ...
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Chrome glitching graphics on macbook pro

I am running Sierra 10.12.4 on a 13 inch Macbook Pro, Early 2015. I recently purchased it.. In december. Anyways, I noticed this glitching when I was looking up sprites for a game that we had to make ...
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Where does OS X store the profile photo it takes when you first create an account?

When you first create your OS X login account it takes a picture of you. Where does that picture get stored? I can't find it in ~/Pictures or ~/Library.
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Forcing Intel HD Graphics 5000 on a 2013 MacBook Air to output 4K

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air, running macOS Mojave connected to a 4K Monitor: Intel HD Graphics 5000: Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 5000 Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Dynamic, Max): ...
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Quick Look full screen issue

Videos in a folder - open one with space bar - stretch it to a bigger size (almost full screen) - use arrows to scroll other videos - every video is that same bigger size. No problem. Pictures and ....
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How do I resize an image in Notes?

I can't resize an image by dragging and dropping in Notes. How do I resize an image in Notes?
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Problem importing images into iMovie 10

I've recently encountered an issue importing images into iMovie 10 on some of our computers. The machines are running High Sierra and iMovie 10.1.6. On effected units, some imported images appear as ...
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How to mask images in Keynote into circles?

I have a bunch of photos that I need on a single slide, and I'd like them all to be shown as circles. Can I do that out-of-the-box with Keynote?