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10.4: Preview - disable "Greeking"

Posted by dom on Wed May 04 12:17:01 +0200 2005

Finally you can turn of that damn thing where preview replaces actual glyphs with strange rectangles if you zoom them too small. That absolutely ruined thumbnails of e.g. printed word files etc. Or if you wanted to the the flow of white in a document and small scale. Thankfully with tiger you can turn that dumb idea off. Go to Preferences and make the “Greeking” threshold zero:

Setting the

Oh: and one last note: When I rotate an image now, I can’t save the rotated state. You too? It always saves in the same position it loaded first.

1 response to '10.4: Preview - disable "Greeking"'

  1. > When I rotate an image now, I can’t save the rotated state. You too?

    Me too. Apple sure goofed this one up!

    In Panther, I used to able to rotate images from my digital camera to correct the orientation. And then save them. But now when I do that, all Preview does is change the ‘orientation’ field somewhere in the JPEG header. (You can see this by doing ‘get info’, but you have to close/re-open the image to see the new value.) But of course the apple web browser (Safari) doesn’t seem to honor that field! (nor do other browsers…) Ack!!!

    -Eric

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