Stupid Simple Mac Tips #29 – Working on Your Image

Stupid Simple Mac Tips #29 – Working on Your Image

By Tom Lambotte | May 11, 2020

If you’re no stranger to problems with displaying images, read our latest Stupid Simple Mac Tips. We’re teaching the most efficient, straightforward way to tweak and crop your images.

Dealing with Dimensions and Positioning

Here’s what you need to do if you need to alter your image:

  • Open Image in “Preview”
  • Provided the ‘Markup’ toolbar isn’t showing, click the ‘Show Markup’ toolbar button before clicking the ‘Adjust Size’ button.
  • From there, you can alter width and height by entering new values. Also, you can select the ‘Fit into’ pop-up menu, where you can choose a size.
  • By selecting ‘Scale proportionally,’ you can change either the width or height and the other value changes to maintain the proportions.
  • Deselect “Resample image” before changing the width or height to make dimensions smaller without losing detail
  • By clicking the ‘the Rotate Left tool,’ you can shift the image left. Conversely, to do so in the other direction, press and hold the ‘Option’ key before pressing on the ‘Rotate Right tool’ until the image is rotated to your satisfaction.
  • Selecting ‘Tools’> ‘Flip Horizontal’ or ‘Flip Vertical’ is how to flip and image.

Your image should now be a pristine representation of your firm!

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  • May 11, 2020

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT, the only company in the world that specializes in providing IT support to Mac-based law firms. His methods are based on close to a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of Best Practices, working directly with Mac-based law firms and firms switching from PC to Mac, across the country and around the world. Tom is the author of Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms and a highly sought after speaker at national events such as the ABA Techshow and MILOfest, a Mac Lovin’ Lawyers Event. Learn more about Tom and GlobalMac IT at