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Iceraven23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Preview has a TON of glitches that Im noticing that are very frustrating. I have noticed since using OS Lion, that when scanning the ability to drag selection handles and rotate a selction are not activating so I cant scan in seperate areas of the document like I could in Snow Leopard. Preview will only scan at letter size the other options dont work. This must be a glitch because in the Preview Help Center it states that these are fully functional. I also have found in Preview that when you resize a JPEG picture for example, to make it smaller when exporting, that the new image does not save to a smaller size nor does the quality slider show the new file size that your exporting like it did in Snow Leopard. I believe these are all glitches that will hopefully be fixed in an update soon.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • KamiKizzy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you click the "custom size" box on the scan input form that is displayed when you choose "Import From Scanner", you can then slide the boundaries to select the area you want.   I do agree that the new preview leaves a lot to be desired though - when you "export" a file you can change the quality, but unlike in Snow Leopard, Preview does not give you an indication of the size of the file that will be saved.   Custom Quartz filters that you have created cannot be used directly from Preview as in Snoe Leopard - you have to save or "export" the unmodified file, and then open it using ColorSync to apply  your custom filters.  Many other minor issues which impeded Preview's previously excellent usablility.

     

    Just my rant....

  • Jim Llaurent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also seeing issue with Preview in 10.7 today.

     

    1. Open a PDF, save as JPG, the Tools > Adjust size menu item is grayed out.  This is a regression from 10.6.

     

    2. Try to crop the image, Preview reports that when cropping a PDF parts of the image outside the crop are maintained. This doesn't make sense for a JPG.

     

    3. Save the JPG file, close the window and try to open it again.  Preview reports that the file is damaged or an unrecongizable format.

     

    I've reported these issue on the MacOS feedback page.  That page has a bug of its own in that the OS version pull-down menu does not list 10.7 as a choice.

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    Uh...

    1. Open a PDF, save as JPG, the Tools > Adjust size menu item is grayed out.  This is a regression from 10.6.

    By size, do you mean Quality / resolution? Works fine.

    Screen Shot 2011-07-25 at 7.30.13 PM.png

    2. Try to crop the image, Preview reports that when cropping a PDF parts of the image outside the crop are maintained. This doesn't make sense for a JPG.

    Ignore the message, click OK, it crops.

    3. Save the JPG file, close the window and try to open it again.  Preview reports that the file is damaged or an unrecongizable format.

    Works perfectly here.

    I've reported these issue on the MacOS feedback page.  That page has a bug of its own in that the OS version pull-down menu does not list 10.7 as a choice.

    Well I guess that's good to report, but Apple must go crazy with stuff like this. My guess: any problems like this have something to do with preview supporting versions, and versions is work in progress for sure. Cheers!


  • Jim Llaurent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ahh,  You are correct,  My particular problem appeared to be related to the fact that the PDF I am using is a mail attachment.  Because there is no Save As... menu, when you try to save a version, it tells you that the mail download is locked and gives you the option of creating a duplicate.  I created a duplicate, which changes the Save Versions menu entry to Save.  Then I save as a JPG.  Attempting to open this JPG gives me the error of corrupt or unreconizable file.

     

    What I really should have done was File > Export   to JPG.  Then it works.

     

    Still, this is clearly a regression of some kind related to versions.

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
    Still, this is clearly a regression of some kind related to versions.

    Or transgression! I agree, Apple needs to work on versioning a bit more before it will be ready for the masses.

  • Iceraven23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No I did what you explained and I am still not able to rezize the boxes around multiple items on the page. When running my mouse over the corners of the box, no handles appear to adjust the size. I wonder if deleting the plist would do anything to fix Preview?...

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    I'm confused about what u are trying to do now. Are you trying to resize an image being previewed by using the handles like this:

    Screen Shot 2011-07-29 at 10.22.54 AM.png

    That box is primarily used for crop, as far as I know. You can resize the output (as I described above) but image editing within preview is limited. I think that's why they call it "Preview."

  • Iceraven23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes those resize handles pop up usually after you scan in something through a printer. In snow Leopard it worked fine but since I have upgraded they no longer appear when I run my mouse over the corners and they dont show up when I select the option to detect multiple items. I am only specifically talking about the scanning options within Preview.  

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    Krike, people use preview when scanning documents? Sorry, I don't think I can help as we use scanning software on our Canons and the files go direct to PDF, jpeg, whatever, but never to preview. Perhaps the scanning software that you are using is doing something to the file that Lion does not like...like mashing the file into a singe page instead of multiples, as does the PDF-compliant scanner MP Navigator X from canon - results in preview look like this and work fine:

    Screen Shot 2011-07-29 at 11.21.03 AM.png

  • KamiKizzy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The resize (crop) from preview does still work, but it works quite a bit differently.  First, after scanning, if you not set to "Custom size" do so".  If it is set to Custom size, unclick it and then reclick it so it is again set to "Custom size" again  (not sure why you sometimes have to do this).  Then you can move the borders of the scan area (not using the corners - but by grabbing near the center of one of the four borders).  I do not like this nearly as much as the corner spots used by Snow Leopard.

  • ShaunPA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having an issue when opening a file in preview and multiple other files open as well.  This is very annoying, is there any fix to this?

  • Jim Llaurent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ShaunPA,

     

    We can't suggets "a fix" for "an issue" that you haven't described.

     

    What issue are you having?

  • ShaunPA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Whenever I open a file in preview, 3 or 4 other unrelated files will open automatically in preview as well.  This is something that just starting happening after I upgraded to lion.  I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a 'feature', but it's pretty annoying.

  • Jim Llaurent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ShaunPA.

     

    See this "feature" of Lion:

     

    Apps resume when launched

    When you launch an application, it appears exactly as you left it. All the open windows, palettes, and panes — even the cursor position and highlighted text — come back just as they were.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html#resume

    To get around that, close all windows before exiting Preview.

    Option-command-W

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