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OS X Yosemite: Annotate Photos in Preview with Loupes, Speech Bubbles, and More

Preview is one of those under-recognized apps designed by Apple.  It is the default PDF reader for OS X, which many people end up replacing with Adobe Reader. Preview has a lot of features many people don’t know about.  I’ve written before about Instant Alpha and signing PDFs with your real signature.  Some new features in […]

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OS X: Instant Alpha Using Preview

Use Preview’s Instant Alpha feature to erase backgrounds in images or make certain parts transparent. Start with a base image.  In this example, I use a picture of the Minneapolis skyline and will try to remove the fog/clouds on top of the building. Open your image in Preview.  Click the Edit button and then the […]

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OS X: Sign PDF Documents Using Your Real Signature Using Preview

You can add your signature to PDFs using your Mac.  Sign official documents using your own hand-written signautre.  Sign business letters, tax forms, or any other document requiring your signature. I rarely have access to a fax machine and have found that most places will accept my documents when signed using this method.