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Which photo websites have iPad support for editing and ordering prints, cards and books?

I've tried the Shutterfly iPad app, which allows uploading photos, but doesn't support any other functionality available on the website. And I can't edit photos or design cards and books from the ...
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Saved images from Photoshop do not show up in folders until restart

I have a problem saving images from Photoshop CC. I usually shoot Camera Raw images, edit them and save them as JPEGs. Photoshop seems to save images normally - it takes about 2 seconds to complete ...
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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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Android JPG images not opening in Photoshop

I have problems opening JPG files sent by Android smartphones. In Photoshop it says that i's impossibile to open the image since it lacks SOFn, DQT or DHT marker before JPEG SOS marker. In Lightroom ...
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OSX Software to use for Photo Collage in a large poster size

I need a very large poster of pictures of kids collage. Here is a sample I'm not a graphic designer and so I'm not necessarily very familiar with the Vector design tools that people often use to ...
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How to combine two images into one on a Mac?

Say I have two photos (or any images), for example with the following dimensions: +----------+ +----------+ | | | | | | | | |320 x 428 | and |...
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How can I combine multiple screenshots in Skitch?

With Skitch, I often find myself wanting to take screenshots of different parts of the screen, annotating them, and combining them into one image. I could use a separate program for this last step, ...
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Disable auto-save in Preview (only Preview): Mojave edition

This has been asked before, on earlier OS versions, but doesn't seem to have gained satisfactory answers. I'm looking for a way to disable auto-save in Preview (only). Background: In OS X Lion, ...
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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 to invert colors of a picture on Mac?

How do I invert the colors of an image? I'm using macOS 10.13 and I wish to use built-in Apple software or freeware.
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How do I disable Mojave's Finder quick actions for images?

I have a few folders with a large number of images that I typically sort by modification date. Sometimes I'll accidentally trigger one of Mojave's new Quick Actions, such as rotating the image. This ...
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How to convert a HEIF/HEIC image to JPEG in El Capitan?

So, here’s the thing. I have a new iPhone and an old Mac. iOS 11 (still in beta as of today) and El Capitan (no more updates for this Mac). I use iCloud photo library in both devices. When I take a ...
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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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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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View QTVR files with Google Cardboard

I have a lot of old QuickTime VR cubic panorama images which I want to view with my Google Cardboard, preferably using Google Cardboard iOS app. I think for this I would need some converter, which ...
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Is there an image editor like Windows' Paint for OS X?

I tried out several image editors mentioned on this site but some of them (like Pixen and Seashore) were very disappointing. These apps were too simple and low level. What do you suggest for a (...
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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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Reduce color richness to reduce file size of an image with Preview.app

In the olden days, I recall using my Mac to reduce the richness of color in an image to reduce its file size and memory usage. I remember switching from millions of colors to thousands of colors. Is ...
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How to merge multiple image files into one pdf file with page and its original size for every image?

I have some images and I need to print it to ONE pdf file with size of pages as size of its images. How can I do that? In other words I would like to achieve sth like this: Read rectangle is a pdf ...
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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 resize a screenshot image on a Mac so that it is “regular size” when posted on the Internet?

I sometimes take a screenshot on a Mac (OS X Mavericks), by CMD-Shift 4, and resize it to 50% width and height in Preview. But when posted on the Internet (for example, on an online forum or on ibb....
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How to delete text from an edited picture in preview?

I recently edited a picture in preview by adding text to it. I then saved it, not realizing that the original would not be saved (without the text). When I went in to the picture later to delete the ...
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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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Annotation/Highlight doesn't work in Apple Preview

I have a screenshot. I want to highlight some parts of it. The highlight icon is disabled; the Tools > Annotate > Highlight Text is greyed out. Why? And how can I highlight easily on my ...
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Filtering a photo of a document to look like a proper scan

So there are a couple of iOS apps that "scan" documents and automatically do some processing to make the image look like a quality scan from a real scanner. When I'm trying this on the Mac with ...
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How to transparently mark a picture in preview?

I've successfully marked a picture with preview. The only part left is to make that mark transparent so it doesn't block the whole picture. How do I do that? Here's an example of what I'm trying to ...
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Using Automator to batch crop with custom coordinates / measurements

I'm trying to crop large batches of images automatically. I'm currently using Automator's Crop Images action, but it is lacking in options. I can specify a width and height, and then it performs a ...
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Looking for a very simple image viewer for usage of viewing graphic design previews

Ive been looking for a program, that I can use to preview design outputs. On windows Photofiltre used to do it all very fast, but sadly it is for windows only. So Im looking for very simple (fast) UI,...
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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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Disable shape detection in Preview's annotation tools

When I try to draw a line on an image using Preview's annotation tools, it doesn't remain as I drew it but instead the line is drawn linear. How can I set it to be preset as nonlinear? So looking to ...
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Change canvas size in Preview.app without scaling image?

I have a PNG that I want to add additional content to. For this I need to increase the canvas size of the image: Just make the image larger, but without scaling the existing contents (which the Adjust ...
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Preview.app version 7 in macOS Sierra

I have been using the Preview.app that comes with Mavericks until El Capitan. The reason that I have been copying that application instead of using the newer version is that it works better for my ...
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Creating New Images in Preview

It seems to me that the macOS Preview app's purpose is to edit existing images. I'm wondering if it's possible to create new images from scratch. For example, I would like to create an illustration ...
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Update Photo on iOS

I would like to update a photo (Photo A) with another (Photo B). The result should be that Photo A looks like Photo B, but can be reverted back to Photo A. Is there an extension that will let me do ...
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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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What is the purpose of an AAE file?

First, some background: For those of you who edit photos using Apple software, you may have encountered AAE sidecar files, which are generated automatically by the Photos app (for iOS or macOS) when ...
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Why does iphoto say “Image Cannot Be Edited. This photo or container may be read only”?

Not sure what's going on here. I just imported some photos from my iphone that I took about an hour ago. I have it set to automatically import via iCloud so they were of course already on my Mac ...
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how can I undo a picture I accidentally edited in preview?

The was a picture that I was looking at in my computer, I drew a line with the preview tool, my computer became really slow and it didn't let me do anything so I just force quited Preview. after I ...
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MacOS Photos App: Resizing a Photo

I am trying to get used to the Photos App on MacOS, but there’s one thing I can’t find, either in the Help or in all of my web searches. How can I resize an image? By that I mean scale it down. I can ...
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How can I cut and paste one part of a photo on top of another in iOS?

I have two versions of the same image. One has some text on it (three lines of text), and the other is the original with no text. I want to remove the bottom line of text. To do this, I cut and ...
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Is it possible to copy text from image?

Is there any tools to copy text from video's or images?
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Safari showing border of transparent PNG

A website I work on has a partly transparent png image overlying parts of the website. The image is resized to 100% of the browser window width. In all other browsers the transparent parts behave ...
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Are there any “App Store quality” apps for creating animated GIFs from a series of image files?

I searched the App Store for "animated GIF" but the only returned app was one to convert a movie file into an animated GIF. I need to go the other way: I have a series of screenshots taken of an app ...
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Does the Preview app have a freehand pen/pencil tool?

The Preview app has markup / annotate tools like rectangle, oval, line, text, speech bubble, thought bubble. Is there a pen or pencil tool that lets you draw lines in a freehand way? (I'm using ...
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Is it possible to control dimensions of cropping an image?

I'm looking for a tool that can help reshape images to specific dimensions, but I'm not sure if there's a term easy to search for tools that support that. Preview can resize images to specific ...
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macOS Photos.app: How to save photos with adjustments to Finder?

Q: In Photos.app I have stored images with adjustments. How can I back them up non-destructively to the Finder? The adjustments were applied exclusively with the built-in Photos.app in iOS 10 and iOS ...
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How do I delete photos from Apple Photos retaining only those marked as favorite?

This should be a fairly easy task to carry out, but I cannot seem to figure out a straightforward way of deleting all but favorite photos from the Apple photos app. One workaround is for me to create ...
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Photo library app recommendation

With the new Photos in macOS High Sierra, Apple restored some of the former iPhoto/Aperture functionality (always-on sidebar, improved auto-organization [into moments, still no user-defined events ...
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join multiple png images

Often I find myself needing to take many PNG images and join them into a larger image. Specifically, in this particular case, I'd like to take 2 PNGs of roughly equal width (±2px) and different ...
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How to crop-rotate video

How can I crop rotate a video, so that it crops and rotates at the same time. I know that there is an option for this in Photos.app, but it only works for photos. Is there some other application that ...