12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

At iPhon.fr, we strive to know as many keyboard shortcuts as possible to be more efficient in our work on Mac, or even in our less professional activities.

We recently introduced you to 7 very useful keyboard shortcuts to improve execution speed on macOS.

For this new episode, in our “keyboard shortcuts to know” series, here is a set of 12 key combinations that can be used in the Preview app. This one, often neglected for its somewhat dilapidated appearance, allows you to modify photos and images, but also to add annotations and even to sign documents. These keyboard shortcuts make it possible to make it a very practical tool:

Select all image

  • CMD + A: select the whole image. The selection can be moved entirely with the mouse
12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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Rotate an image

  • CMD + R: rotate the image to the right (for Right in English)
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  • CMD + L: rotate the image to the left (for Left in English)
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Reduce an image

  • CMD + K: allows to perform a “trim”, which removes everything that is outside the selection
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Show markup toolbar

  • CMD + SHIFT + A: to bring up the markup toolbar to add text, arrows, signature, among others
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Show color adjustment tools

12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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Zoom in and out

12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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Insert objects on the image

  • CMD + CTRL + T: to insert text
12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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  • CMD + CTRL + O: to insert an oval
12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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  • CMD + CTRL + R: to insert a rectangle
12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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  • CMD + CTRL + A: to insert an arrow
12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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  • CMD + CTRL + I: to insert a line
12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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  • CMD + CTRL + L: to insert a magnifying glass effect
12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS12 keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the Preview app on macOS

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So much for these 12 preview app shortcuts on macOS that make the image editing app more efficient.

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