Preview opens a variety of graphics documents as well as PDF. Using Preview, you can view, edit, annotate and combine files and share them when you're
Preview opens a variety of graphics documents as well as PDF. Using Preview, you can view, edit, annotate and combine files and share them when you’re done. Preview opens a variety of image types, including TIFF, Preview add page to pdf, JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PDF.
From here you can control image levels, if you receive a form in PDF format, choose Export from the File menu to save the file in a new format. Select the text tool, oval or line in your document. If you have a number of shipping labels, use this tool to insert your signature into a PDF document. Select a page from the secondary PDF file’s sidebar, you can save it as a new file.
Once an image is opened, you can zoom in and out of the image using the scroll feature of your mouse, or by pinching two fingers together or apart on your trackpad. This opens the editing toolbar. Choose one of the tools from the editing toolbar to change or annotate an image. Click the selection tool button, or click and hold the button to see a menu of selection options. For Rectangular selection and Elliptical selection, drag your pointer across the image to select part of it. Hold the Shift key while dragging to constrain your selection to a square or circle. The Lasso tool allows you to outline a selection by dragging your pointer in a free form around the image.
The Smart Lasso tool lets you create a free form selection that “snaps” to elements of the image that appear to be a similar color. After you’ve selected an area, you can cut or copy it to the clipboard from the Edit menu. You can then paste your selection into another document. You can also use this tool to crop an image to just the selected area by choosing Crop from the Tools menu. Select the Instant Alpha tool, then click the area you want to remove.
As you click, drag your pointer to select more or less of the image to remove. The area you select highlights in red to let you know what is selected. Press the Delete key to make this part of the image transparent. Line tools to add shapes to your image. Once you select the tool you want to use, additional options appear on the right side of the toolbar that allow you to alter the shape’s color, fill, or outline.
Click and drag across your document to add the shape. Press the Shift key as you drag to constrain the shape to a square, circle, or straight line. Select the text tool, then click your document where you want to place a text box. You can then type text in the text box. Use the tools that appear to the right of the text tool to change the typeface, size, alignment or color of the text in the text box. Click and hold the Text tool button to see additional options such as speech bubbles and thought bubbles.