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How to turn off the tab previews in Safari on Mac

Safari with Tab Previews on Mac

With Safari 14 on Mac came a cool feature for tab previews. This allows you to see a tiny snapshot of a webpage you have open in another tab when hovering your mouse over this tab. The thing with this feature is, it’s simply not for everyone. Some find it distracting. If you fall into this group, we’re here to help. Here’s how to disable the Safari tab previews on your Mac.

How to crop an image on your Mac

Crop an Image on Mac with Preview

You can crop an image to remove something in the background, delete someone in the foreground, or just rid the photo of extra stuff you don’t want. And if you own a Mac, it can be much easier to edit images than on your iPhone’s smaller screen.

Luckily, you don’t need any fancy software or an app to do simple things to an image on your Mac. Here, we’ll show you how to use your Mac’s built-in tools to crop an image: Preview, Photos, and Quick Look.

How to view and recover previous versions of images and PDFs in Preview

Preview Browse Previous Versions on Mac

As you probably know, Preview on Mac automatically saves changes you make to an image or PDF file. While most times this is benefit, it can also be a detriment. You can create a duplicate before you start working on the file, but if you forget, then you’ve just changed the original. And this isn’t always what you want.

At the same time, you may make several changes that you decide you don’t want to use after all. But again, you’ve changed and saved the file already.

Here, we’ll show you how to view and recover previous versions of PDFs and images in Preview. This allows you to go back and grab an earlier version to use or copy.

How to manage PDF document pages with Preview on Mac

Contact Sheet for a PDF in Preview on Mac

Preview on Mac is a great built-in tool for working with PDFs in addition to images. You can sign a PDF with it, make annotations, and merge documents too. Along with all of that, you can manage the pages in your PDF document with Preview.

If you want to add, remove, or rearrange pages in a PDF, Preview on Mac lets you do it easily, here’s how.

New to Mac? Make the most of Quick Look for previews and actions

Quick Look for an Image on Mac

Quick Look is one of those Mac tools that you need to know about to use; it doesn’t jump out at you. So if you’re new to Mac or have simply never used Quick Look before, this how-to is for you.

With Quick Look, you can check out a preview of an item on your Mac, like a file, image, or video. And with this preview, you can perform some basic actions. It’s super handy for, well, a quick look at the item without the need to open it in an app. Here’s how to access Quick Look and the available tools it offers, so that you can make the most of it.

3 awesome photo editing tips for Preview on Mac

Apply a Mask in Preview on Mac

If you find that you’d like to make edits to photos on your Mac, you don’t have invest in an expensive photo editing app or piece of software. The built-in Preview app provides you with tools for making changes to your photos and other images that you might not even realize.

For performing edits like removing a background, applying a mask, or adding a loupe, Preview has you covered. And, our helpful video tutorial shows you how to do all three of these photo editing tips.

How to remove the background from an image using Preview

Preview Remove Background From Image on Mac

It would be wonderful if we could all be good at photo editing. But because we’re not, the experts give us tools to use that make editing images a little bit easier.

The Preview app on Mac isn’t the best option for editing photos, but for simple things it works. If you’d like to remove the background from an image using Preview on your Mac, this tutorial shows you two ways to do it.

How to change image and PDF display sizes in Preview

Preview PDF Size Difference

Have you ever opened an image or a PDF in Preview on your Mac and it looked odd? It may have appeared to be sized incorrectly thus making it more difficult for you to work with.

Here, we’ll show you how to set the image and PDF display sizes in Preview on Mac so that they always appear as you want them.

How to add, view and remove bookmarks in PDFs in Preview

Preview Bookmarks

Preview on Mac has some good features for working with PDFs. You can use cool annotation tools to mark up documents and you can sign PDFs with Preview too. So if you’re working with a lengthy PDF document, like a contract, manual, or even a tax return, you might try out the bookmark feature.

By using bookmarks in Preview on Mac, you can mark specific pages as quick references. This makes it easy to jump to certain spots easily. Whether it’s to reference text, remind yourself to double-check something, or designate places you need to annotate, here’s how to add, view, and remove bookmarks in Preview for your PDFs.

How to fix Preview going to the wrong page in a PDF

Go To Page in Preview PDF

Preview is a great Mac app for working with PDF documents. You can annotate them, sign them, and use bookmarks to reference pages. But have you ever noticed that when you use the Go To Page tool in your PDF, it takes you to the wrong one? If you work with lengthy documents in particular, this can be very annoying.

Luckily, there is one simple setting you can adjust to fix Preview going to the wrong page in your PDF.

How to create and mark up a PDF from the Maps app on Mac

If you’re trying to describe a location to someone who isn’t familiar with the area, it can be difficult. You can’t just say, "It’s next to Walmart" if they don’t even know where Walmart is. But with the Maps app and Markup tool on Mac, you can easily use shapes and text to show exactly where you’re describing. And it can even be a little fun.

Here’s how to create and mark up a PDF from Maps on your Mac.

How to use the color and size tools in Preview on Mac

Preview Color and Size Tools

Preview on Mac is a terrific app for viewing your images or signing PDF documents. But the Preview app can do much more. For instance, there are a few tools like Loupe and Mask that can help you make parts of your images stand out and really pop.

In addition, Preview has features for customizing the colors in your image along with the size. To help you make the most out of Preview on your Mac, here’s how to use those color and size tools.