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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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Can I make GIMP work as a MacOS X Service?

I would like to be able to use GIMP as a MacOS X Service. That is, I want to be able to select an image in a document, choose Services->Edit Image in GIMP, bring the image into GIMP, make changes, ...
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How do I rotate an iPhone photo on my iPhone without losing EXIF data?

I have iOS 4.3.3. Are there any apps or methods that allow simple rotating of an iPhone photo (taken where the level sensor picked the wrong orientation), without losing the EXIF information? ...
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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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How can I merge two photos using software that is provided with OS X?

I have two photos of a group of ten people. Unfortunately, one person has the eyes closed in each photo. I would like to merge one person from one photo into the other so that everyone's eyes are ...
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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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Smart cropping of images and add border

I need to perform batch cropping to approximately 3000 images. Each image is for a different item. What I need is a crop tool that can define the item from the background and add specific amount of ...
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What does the “Resample image” option do in Preview?

When using Tools > Adjust Size in Preview, there is an option to Resample image which is checked by default. When it is unchecked, a few things happen: The Fit into option is disabled and set to ...
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How to losslessly rotate rotate jpeg images *without* a change to the last modified date?

I'm looking for some convenient tool to handle such rotation without changing the file timestamps.
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Software to A) merge two faces into one and B) morph one into another for Mac?

I'm looking for a program (or programs) that will allow me to do two things: Create a video of one photo of a face morphing into another photo of a face. (This requires tagging the matched elements ...
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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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Cropping tool for 4:3 or 16:9 images with Preview.app?

Is there some trick to allow me to crop a screen shot in Apple's Preview.app to 4:3 or 16:9 dimensions? I did notice holding down shift causes a 1:1 rectangular selection, but I need other common ...
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After the image has been saved, can I still edit text-boxes & shapes in Preview.app?

If I add text boxes and shapes to an image using Preview.app, save that image, and then close the image window, the next time that I open the image in Preview, all additions are uneditable. In other ...
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Why does rotating a TIFF in Preview increase the file size?

When I use Preview.app to rotate a .TIFF image file 90 degrees, the resulting file is about 10% to 20% larger. All I do is open, rotate, save; there is no exporting or "save as" changes. I've tried ...
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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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Why does Preview lower image-quality

I use photos from a digital camera and work with them in Photoshop/Lightroom. Today I again imported pictures from the camera into photos-app on my MacBook Pro, mid 2014, Yosemite 10.10.4/3 (I had 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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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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Simple image-editing program to add shapes/text to an image that are still editable after saving?

If I add text boxes and shapes to an image using Preview.app, save that image, and then close the image window, the next time that I open the image in Preview, all additions are uneditable. Preview ...
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Is there an app that quickly makes an image of selected text?

I'm facing the following problem: I would like to compare different fonts in a presentation by arranging single letters such as 'a' next to each other. Imagine a slide with, say, a Helvetica 'a' on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What application can rotate a TIFF without re-encoding it?

This question is inspired by my earlier question: Ask Different: Why does rotating a TIFF in Preview increase the file size? One thing I don't like about the Preview application is that even ...
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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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Image annotations that remain changeable

I want to edit images with annotations (text, arrows, ...). Preview does offer a nice set of tools but after saving they get embedded in the image and are not clickable/modifiable anymore. Using Time ...
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SNES Graphics Editor for Mac?

Does anyone know of an editor than can open/read SNES 4BPP graphics files? Or at least one that can convert to/from this format?
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Decreasing Image Size with Minimal Quality Loss?

I have a few scanned in images of some some pages that I need to digitise. They're each roughly around 5.1MB with 600 DPI, but I can't really afford to have scans so large because I only have around ...
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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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Syncing Photos.app with external HDD

I want to have my photo library to sync all the pictures on the HDD, which I can easily reference them by deselecting "copy items to the photo library" and import them. but I want that if I delete ...
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iOS image processing software auto crop to borders [closed]

I am implementing an application and my app needs to crop image based on background contrast. I have seen similar behavior in document scanning applications where they automatically pick up image ...
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How to install ImageMagick on 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using a precompiled binary (without a package manager)?

The wish is to manipulate images from the command line using the ImageMagick tools. No package manager because: The MacPorts port and Homebrew brew package managers have Xcode dependencies. Xcode ...
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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 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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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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Breaking pdf to various images, compress, and recombine

I want to save each page of a PDF file as separate image, compress them, and recombine back as PDF. Some PDF files I often use are strangely large in size. I mean, some 100 pages but some 200M. I ...
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An image editor with an API (preferably python-oriented)

Is there an image editor for OS X (e.g. Preview) that can be operated programmatically, preferably with python, or that has a built-in programming language, like MS Word has VBA built-in (at least on ...
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Where's the Edit Toolbar Button in Preview Application

I can't find the Edit Button to toggle the Edit Toolbar in the Preview Application Here's a screencap of a file that's open in editor: On the support page Mac Basics: Preview app views and edits ...
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Can I design web graphics with Pages more easily?

I need to assemble a couple of individual pictures together, plus some nice text, and the result has to be a PNG of a certain pixel size. I'm not a web-designer, so, I don't have any specialised ...
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iPhone Camera Roll has created .XMP files causing photo import crashes in Windows

Somehow, my iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1.2) has created .XMP files for some images on my Camera Roll, and these .XMP files are causing import errors in both Picasa 3.9 and Windows XP Scanner and Camera Wizard. ...
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Transparent PNG photo shape creator on iPad

I have searched high and low looking for an app that will do a very specific thing. I want to take a photo from my camera roll, apply a pre created shape mask to it (not freeform) and then save it ...
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Image Editor with accurate dimensions

I've recently purchased an iPad and I'm looking for an app that will allow me to resize and crop photos to specific dimensions. There are plenty of editing apps that I have seen but nothing seems to ...
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Pixelmator 2.0 Features

I've just started using Pixelmator 2.0, and I love it. It's a beautiful alternative to clunky and overbearing Adobe products, but I can't seem to find some very simple key features that I'm sure (read:...
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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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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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Script to remove image orientation

I need to remove the orientation "flag" of a batch of images (jpeg images), without changing the displayed orientation of the images. Trying to make it clear : if I have an image in portrait ...
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Create animated PNGs (APNG)

Safari 8 supports the unofficial APNG extension to the standardized PNG format. Most popular image editors (on any platform) do not support APNG (yet). Plugins are mostly available for Windows ...
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Is it possible to copy text from image?

Is there any tools to copy text from video's or images?