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Apple Preview is a program included with every version of macOS that permits displaying and limited editing of common 2D and 3D files using Apple's Core Image and Quartz frameworks.

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Make pixel size numbers in Preview show larger when editing photos?

I occasionally have trouble seeing the small pixel-size values that Preview.app displays while editing photos. For images that are close to 640 pixels, I like to keep them just under 640 so they ...
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How to transfer Preview signatures on Mojave?

Following the out-of-date Can I export my signature from Preview on one Mac and import it on another? - On Mojave no signature data appears in the folder ~/Library/Containers/com/apple.Preview/Data/...
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How to remove green hyperlink box in preview?

Is it possible to disable the obnoxious green hyperlink bounding boxes in Preview (PDF)? I do not have access to the latex. The link to the paper is here: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.01261.pdf. ...
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How to save a black & white photo as a color photo with Preview App

I open a black & white photo (.jpg) with Preview App (Version 10.1): Then i copy and paste a colored icon: But after saving the picture and open it again the color is missing: I cannot find ...
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Quartz filters in ColorSync Utility: what is “Image Sampling” and Quality?

I have created a couple of quartz filters to reduce the size of PDFs. For this I use Image Compression - which is pretty straight forward (just use JPEG and the a suitable quality level) - but there ...
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Preview 10.1 in macOS Mojave does not capture signature with camera

I recently bought a MacBook Air and I am not being able to capture a signature in a white sheet of paper with camera, as it was possible in previous machines and mac OS versions. Does someone have a ...
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How can I disable inline attachment previews (i.e. view as icon by default) in Mac Mail in macOS Mojave?

I would like to disable inline attachment previews by default, and instead view all attachments as icons in Mac's Mail app in macOS Mojave. In High Sierra, the following terminal command was ...
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Copy/Paste from documents (PDF, docx) - weird behaviour of diacritics

When I copy text from PDF (Preview) or Docx (Pages) with Czech characters, some of the Czech characters get copied with their accent "stuck" to them. To make this even weirder, this behaviour is ...
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How to send to front/back (“z-order”) when editing an image in Preview

I have added an oval to an image in Preview and would like to either send it to back or change its transparency: Well maybe the transparency were asking too much of Preview - but the others? Why ...
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Is there a way to recover a macOS Sierra Preview behaviour in macOS Mojave about LaTeX-typed PDFs?

I type most of my documents with LaTeX. Since I upgraded my Mac from macOS Sierra to macOS Mojave, links in the PDFs are displayed with a red box around them: However, when I open the same PDF in ...
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Missing text highlighting Color when selecting it in Preview

When I select text in PDF file in Preview it doesn't highlight properly. This issue is reproducible after a restart. I'm on Mojave 10.14.1 I mean it's not about highlighting words or something, that ...
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how do I just print the current document in Apple Preview?

Apple Preview allows me to open multiple documents in the same window. However, if I press print, it prints every document I have open. I want to only print the document I'm currently looking at. ...
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Preview unable to copy text

After upgrading to macOS Mojave, I suddenly cannot select text to copy anymore in Preview.app. I can highlight as normal and when the highlighting tool is active, I can select text but it immediately ...
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How to add signature to Preview on a Mac Mini? [duplicate]

How can I add my signature to Preview on a Mac without a built-in camera? I've got a mid 2012 Mac mini, running macOS 10.11 using a 3rd party mouse and Apple keyboard, connected to 2x 3rd party HDMI ...
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Why are there two <Command> + I shortcuts in preview?

I'm used to using Preview for simple edits to images - cropping, censoring, highlighting, rotating - and I try to use shortcuts as much as possible. Previously I would use Cmd + I to show the ...
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Preview application is not showing search results when I do Cmd + F to search a string

Actually this error occurred after I updated my os to Mojave. Earlier it was working fine. I'm using a MacBook Pro 2015 model. Caveats -: I am searching in pdf files containing texts. I've tried ...
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Can I annotate a pdf without anyone knowing?

I had to edit something on a pdf (I added a white rectangle somewhere). The pdf looks totally fine but if someone opens it he can see the annotations with the inspector. I exported the pdf as a (new) ...
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Preview.app uses large font size regardless of settings

macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Preview Version 10.1 (944.6.16) Preview.app fails to adjust the font size of text entered in PDF text fields appropriately to the ...
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Preview Adjust Size

10.12.6 In Preview: open a jpeg>Tools>Adjust Size>change Percentage or any other variant> the result for eg entering 150% is that the image is considerably reduced in size and can only be corrected ...
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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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PDF displays wrongly with Preview but correct with Acrobat Reader

I downloaded a math book in pdf format on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. I have two versions of the PDF, one created with iText 2.1.7 by 1T3XT and the other with PDF-XChange (PDFTools4.exe v4.0.0201.0000). ...
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Highlighted text is showing up abnormally on “highlights and notes” sidepane

I am having an odd bug with the Preiview app. Text is getting highlighted normally. However, on the "Highlights and Notes" sidepane, text slightly offsetted from the actual highlight is being ...
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How to stop “iCloud-enabled apps” from showing me Open window on activation?

Several apps, which I will refer to as "iCloud-enabled apps", have an annoying tendency to show me an “Open” dialog box whenever they are launched or activated by clicking on the Dock icon when ...
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Finder doesn't display image thumbnails [duplicate]

My Mac doesn't generate thumbnails for some reason: I thought resetting Quick Look would solve this, so I ran qlmanage -r. However, it's been stuck here for an hour: What do ya propose?
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Preview.app Fillable PDF: Text drops down when editing form?

I don't know a better way to explain this, besides showing it. I used an example pdf form, but this happens on every fillable pdf form I could find. When editing the text boxes in Preview.app, the ...
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Mojave quicklook stuck at loading

Some days after installing Mac OS Mojave my quick look startet showing the spinning icon in the finder sidebar and when i press space on media files (.jpg, .png, .gif, .psd, .pdf, etc.). Here what i ...
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Enter digit instead of checkmark in box with Preview

I am using Preview to edit a PDF document. How do enter a digit instead of a tick or a cross (checkmark) in a box using the Preview app on macOS?
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Convert multi-page PDF to single PNG

I have a multi-page PDF. I want to make a PNG which is just all of these pages appended. Preview.app's Export... > PNG option saves it as a ... multi-page PNG? I didn't know those were possible, but ...
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Avoid two-character umlauts in PDFs

Introductory explanation An umlaut is a German vowel, represented in writing as a letter with two dots (diaeresis) over the basic vowel. Examples of umlauts are ä, ö, and ü. These three letters can ...
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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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Preview Text Annotation Tool

In a previous version of macOS the Preview app opened a box at the bottom of the screen and allowed me to click the A (type tool) and place the cursor where I wanted the text, then click to create a ...
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How to get the actual PDF icon rather than the stock one

I understand that with most apps etc. you can simply press CMD + I to get the Get Info and then from there you can simply select the icon and copy and paste it into another file so that the icons ...
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After installing High Sierra, preferences do not stick: PhotoShop images default to open in Preview

Since I "upgraded" to High Sierra, the text program (Tex-Edit Plus, v14.10.4) always reverts to the default preferences of opening two windows I do not want open: "Enable Quartz anti-aliased text at ...
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Share annotated PDF from iOS

When I annotate a PDF file, the annotations are correctly saved and can be seen using iOS "files" when saved there. But, when I upload the annotated PDF on the web, or by email, the annotations aren’...
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How to print from auto-select paper tray by PDF page size?

I have a tedious document production task that would be greatly simplified if I could use the dual-tray feature of the printer (a Canon MF414dw in this case.) Basically, I have an MS Word document ...
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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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How to find tagged PDFs

I have to organize a lot of PDFs and it's possible to add Tags to PDFs through the preview app (not the filesystem tags like red/blue/green). But how to find them? When I open the Spotlight and try to ...
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How can I get an image selection programmatically?

I need to log the bounding box of the selected area from an image to the command line. This is because I will have to do this across a number of images and then compare and reuse those bounding boxes....
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How to play a video at 200% zoom on Mac?

Is there a way to play a video at 200% zoom on Mac with builtin programs like Preview or Quicktime? Or do you need to install a third party video player like VLC?
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Preview Fails to render zoom properly for large png

I made a 32768 × 32768 pixel Mandelbrot png, because it's a fun thing to do. It renders fine in preview, until I attempt to zoom in (which is the whole point of making the image as big as I made it). ...
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Why is Preview blacking out pages in a PDF file?

Someone sent me a PDF. Here's what it looks like in Preview. I can see the pages in the thumbnails, but in the main window they are black. Any idea what's causing this and how to fix it. When the ...
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Automatically merge all windows in Preview when opening multiple PDFs simultaneously

Apple has finally introduced this Merge All Windows in Preview, which will create as many tabs as the files opened by the app in a single window. Is it possible to open more files automatically with ...
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Change stylistcally how Preview opens

I have an issue which I hope some advance settings tweaker can aid me with, since it has to do with how Preview windows open when reading images/pdf's. For a long time, I have always preferred ...
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Some PDFs do not snap to the window while using Preview

I have a ton of college textbooks in PDF form, and I use Preview hours on end, every day; so this little problem becomes quite annoying: Some of my PDF files "snap" to the size of the window when I ...
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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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Opening a pdf file from the command line

I have been using latexmk to make a pdf file in the following way: latexmk -pdf filename.tex; open filename.pdf This opens the pdf in Preview. However I want to open the pdf with a given zoom (...
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Why would Preview “want to use” my (unused) login Keychain just to execute hotkeys?

I've asked the related question in security SE: Why does not updating a MacOS keychain password cause applications to become troublesome? and the answer there explains that keychain is used by various ...
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Whatsapp Notification does not display contact name [duplicate]

The problem I’m experiencing is that contact names do not appear on whatsapp notifications (locked and unlocked). For example, if I get a message from Dad, whatsapp only displays the whatsapp logo and ...
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PDFs always open in Photoshop on Macbook Pro 2015 even when I change default program

Without my intervention, pdfs just open up in Photoshop. I've never told them to open in Photoshop, even once, but the computer decides to change the default program to Photoshop. I change the default ...
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JPG preview in Finder (OS 10.13.4) broken

After updating to High Sierra (10.13.4) the preview of jpg files in the finder are broken. It would appear that it is only the case with jpg's created by Adobe Illustrator (CC 2018). I restarted in '...