How to Batch Convert Images with Preview

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Got a bunch of JPEGs you need to convert to PNGs? Preview can do them all in one batch! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to change your preferences to make this possible.

macOS: How to Print Only Selected Pages from Preview

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you toggle on Preview’s sidebar, there’s a quick and easy way to print only a single selected page of a PDF. Or multiple random pages if you want to do that instead! We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip!

Photos: Editing Your Images with an External Program

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Photos has a nifty little feature that’ll let you edit an image in Photoshop, say, and have the changes reflected in its library, no importing or exporting required! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll cover all of the details—including a big ol’ caveat that you’ve gotta know.

macOS: Reduce PDF File Size in Preview

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is about a little-known feature of Preview that’ll let you shrink the file size of large PDFs, so you could use this when you’re bumping up against uploading limitations, for example. Come read about how to do it (and why you should pay attention to how your file looks afterward!).

macOS: How to Delete Old Versions of Files

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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As a follow-up to last week’s Quick Tip on restoring versions of files, today Melissa Holt is answering a reader’s question about how to delete those old versions. So if you need to, say, remove that one version of a TextEdit document with all those nasty words about your boss, you can do just that!

macOS: Using "Restore a Copy"

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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This Quick Tip of the day is about restoring file versions. The fact that you can go back to earlier saved documents is great, but what if you don’t want to replace the one you’re working on when you revert to an old version? Melissa Holt’s got the scoop in this article!

macOS: View and Grab GIF Frames with the Preview App

· Andrew Orr · How-To

Save frames from a GIF as new images with Preview in macOS

Did you know you could use Preview to view a GIF’s separate frames? You can use this method to save a frame as a separate image. Preview is the most common method to view GIFs and watch them animate, but you can go a step further and capture frames. This tip comes courtesy of The Mac Observer’s Jeff Gamet.

Rotting Apples: macOS Sierra PDF Bugs Get Worse in 10.12.2

· Jim Tanous · News

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PDF-related bugs have plagued macOS Sierra since its release last year, causing headaches for both users and developers. But while major bugs are nothing new for Apple’s operating system, developers are sounding a troubling alarm: things are getting even worse with the latest 10.12.2 update.

Preview: How to Create Encrypted PDFs

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you need to send a PDF with sensitive information on it through email, then encrypt it first! Please? OK, so calling someone to give him a password isn’t the most convenient thing on earth, but it’s better than having your data compromised. Especially if said data is your social security number. Come on in to read Melissa Holt’s Quick Tip on how to protect your PDFs!

OS X Preview: Clipping Out Backgrounds Using Instant Alpha

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is on how to use Preview’s Instant Alpha tool, so if you’ve got an image on a colored background, for example, you can clip that baby right out. Better-looking graphics with no Photoshop required? We love it.