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Questions tagged [graphics]

Pictures displayed on a computer screen

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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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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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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?
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Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install)

My MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011 (MacBookPro8,2) with AMD Radeon 6770M exhibited display corruption and associated system crashes/resets over a period of two weeks before it entirely failed to boot. The ...
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How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?

My graphics card has malfunctioned and is preventing my MacBook Pro (2011) from booting. Based on my research I will have to otherwise have the logic board replaced. The defective ATI graphics card ...
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Changing the default screenshot filename

Is there a way to change the default screenshot filename prefix (the Cmd-Shift-4 type screenshot) to something other than the default? The default name looks like this: Screen Shot 2011-08-30 at 10....
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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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Viewer for HEIF/HEIC images in El Capitan or Sierra

Is there any "native way" to view the new HEIF/HEIC format (or the viewer-application) in El Capitan or Sierra without upgrade of MacOS itself? It is not yet possible to upgrade yet to HighSierra for ...
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How can I set the background image the same on all master slides without editing each master slide individually in Keynote?

In PowerPoint the master slides have inheritance, so you can set common elements on all the master slides easily. I don't see anyway to do this in Keynote. For example, if I want to set the background ...
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Scaling text in Keynote

I have a complex drawing in Keynote, which I need to resize. I can do this by making the drawing into a group, but unfortunately it contains many text labels, which do not resize when I change the ...
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To install Brew's ImageMagick and fix its Symlink

Assume you installed Imagemagick by brew install imagemagick but it does not get into your PATH. For example, I run unsuccessfully compare since imagemagick is not in PATH: -bash: compare: ...
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OSX Second monitor/display background

Is it possible to change the display default image on a second display connected to an Apple running OSX 10.6. ? I can see all the display options for the desktop, but the 2nd display has the Apple ...
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Safari 6 rendering issues/artifacts (on Mountain Lion)

Final update I just received an email from Apple confirming this bug has been fixed in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I've been having rendering issues with Safari 6 on different systems all running ...
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Where is my Skype profile picture stored on OS X?

I took a profile picture for Skype using the "Capture a picture from a video camera" button found in the Skype profile dialog. Now I want to use the picture for other things but I cannot find where ...
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Extract images from a pages document

I want to extract all of the images out of a large pages document. I found an article about it from 2006 ( see http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060324033125571 ) which states you can open ...
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How can I batch convert image files and PDFs to TIFF?

I have a lot .jpeg, .png and .pdf Files and I want to convert all of them to .tiff all at once. How can I do this?
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Video stuttering in Google Chrome with hardware acceleration enabled

Google Chrome comes by default with Hardware Acceleration enabled. This setting can be changed from the advanced settings. I'm experiencing a very frustrating problem where most video content on ...
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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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Is there a way to force “low power” graphics?

Is there a plist or hidden config to set my graphics/energy preference to "Always use low power/ integrated graphics"? Seems like energy saver preferences only allow choosing between: Smart auto ...
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Image Viewer like Windows Image Viewer

I want a good image viewer for mac. When I open any random image from a folder like this: I want to be able to navigate to next/previous image with left and right arrow. Seems so simple but I ...
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Is it possible to use old Wacom tablet on 10.11?

I have Wacom Graphire 3 a.k.a CT-630. This model is old Wacom tablet. So, it has no driver for 10.11. Can I use this tablet on my Mac? Any solution?
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Any tool to tell me the exact color value at a point on a png image?

I want to get the exact color value(RGB, HSB, or any other color space value that can be converted to RGB value) at any given point(preferably the point under the cursor) on a png image. Any tool for ...
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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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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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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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3D modeling application for Mac?

Background: I recently upgraded my Mac, and it happens to have a pretty nice graphics card (not that my old one wasn't nice ... in 2006). While I didn't upgrade my Mac for this purpose, it has ...
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How can I obfuscate a small section of a image on macOS?

How can I obfuscate a small section of an image on macOS? I would like to obfuscate private information in an image before I share it. Is there a way to do it on macOS?
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 briefly displays static after waking from sleep

On my MacBook, whenever I wake it up from hibernation, it briefly displays static for about 2 seconds before showing the login screen, very like an untuned analog TV. The problem is purely cosmetic, ...
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Mac OS X Finder filter image by orientation

How can I filter images by orientation in Finder to show only portrait/vertical images or only landscape/horizontal images?
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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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How do I kill the Application Switcher?

All of the sudden the Application Switcher's graphics breaks: Restart does help, but became a nuisance. How can I kill it? Restart it? UPDATE: Logging off fixed this. UPDATE 2: I came to a ...
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Rotate Selection in Preview

I am doing something I thought would be pretty easy, but apparently I was wrong. I am wanting to edit blueprints for my sister-in-law's new bathroom redesign. I have made selections to the PNG ...
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How can I restore photos from an iCloud backup to a new iPhone?

My iPhone fell into water and is now broken, completely! I desperately try to recover my photos via iCloud. I downloaded the iCloud manager for Windows since I never backed up my iPhone with my ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot in vector format?

Is it possible to make screenshots in vector format (SVG or PDF) instead of only in raster formats on OS X?
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Cannot paste images from clipboard to Facebook in Safari unlike Google Chrome

I have problems pasting images from clipboard to Facebook in Safari. I have recently uninstalled Google Chrome and started using Safari since Chrome uses tons of energy and memory. I liked it but I ...
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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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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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Local reverse/duplicate image search for Mac?

I'm searching for an application to find duplicate images. In my Linux days, there was a nice Gtk+ application which I could provide some folders and which would list all duplicate images based on ...
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3ds Max alternative for Mac

Is there a good alternative to Autodesk's 3D modeling software 3ds Max that works on a Mac? I like 3ds Max because it's very powerful and easy to use for someone who is not an expert in 3D modeling. ...
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How to check OpenGL Version? The version is the same as if i install Windows?

I need to work with at least OpenGL 3.1, and i am not sure which version do i have. When i execute this command on terminal: glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" i get this message: OpenGL version ...
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Why is Safari displaying scrambled graphics?

When I click on "new tab" in safari, I see this flicker often as a new tab is opening: Any idea why this is? It seems to be a scrambled cache of my graphics card... (In case you're wondering, the ...
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What does a CUDA driver do?

I've heard talk of installing a CUDA driver for the new unibody mac (Nvidia 330M) to possibly resolve graphics problems (though it seems it actually doesn't do so). I'm not having problems but I was ...
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Mac Pro (mid 2010) grinds to a halt when display is rotated to portrait

I have a Mac Pro Mid 2010 with two ATI Radion 5770's driving 6 Dell U2412M's. Problem is, when even just one of these displays is rotated to portrait, the entire system grinds to a halt. CPU usage ...
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Animated GIF images are slow on iOS

Animated GIF images seem incredibly slow since iOS 4.3ish. Prior to that, animated GIFs worked just fine and had the same speed as on a computer. I don't mean loading the GIF, but the speed of the ...
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Why can't I see thumbnails in the finder?

Most of the instructions I've found online (this, for example) say all I have to do is select "show icon preview" in the finder view settings. But that doesn't seem to be working. What's the problem ...
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Can I efficiently make a pdf out of 10 jpeg images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf file? In Lion, how can I efficiently combine 10 jpeg files into a single pdf in which each image is a page? I have ...
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Understanding Intel iris graphic card spec for mac mini

I'm reviewing moving to some software that has a system requirement of a 1GB of video / graphics card. The computer in question is a 2014 Mac mini, which I remember at the time of buying had a "...
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Change .jpg quality of terminal screenshots

I’m using a terminal script to capture my screen at set intervals. However, the resulting .jpg files are rather large. I’d like to control the quality of .jpg files being generated by this script: ...
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Reduce opacity of existing image

Can Apple's Preview app be used to reduce the opacity of an existing image? I might be asking this wrong. To be clear, I've Googled it extensively but Google seems to think what I want is to remove ...
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Finder windows just show screen artefacts

On our Macbook Air (Mid-2011 11", OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks), starting a few days ago, every time we open Finder windows, the right side just shows screen artifacts/cheese. File Open dialogs in MS Word ...