Software : Apple : Preview

Apple Preview

Version
(as of 6/6/2017)
7
Platform
LicenseBundled
CategoryUtility

Software Overview

Main Features

  • View a wide range of file formats including PDF, AI, DNG, ICNS, PSD, and RAW
  • Convert images to a variety of different formats
  • Modify images using basic image editing tools like shape/color extraction, cropping, and rotation
  • Edit and encrypt PDF files
  • Import images from a scanner

Apple Preview is an application used to view images on Mac computers. It can open many common image formats as well as a few document formats. Preview is included with OS X and is the default program for opening image files.

Beyond viewing images, Preview also has limited editing capabilities. It has basic image correction tools that use Apple's Core Image processing technology. Preview also allows you to create, edit, and encrypt PDF files and has the ability to extract single pages from multipage PDF documents. It does not, however, support ISO-standardized PDF so care must be taken when saving these types of files.

Apple Preview is very useful if you want to quickly view images or PDF files. With a simple double click of the file, its contents will be displayed to you. If you are a Mac user, you already have Preview and have likely already used it.

▶ Primary file extension

.PDF – Portable Document Format File

▶ Other file extensions used by Apple Preview 7

Supported File Types
.3FRHasselblad 3F RAW Image
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.BMPBitmap Image File
.DAEDigital Asset Exchange File
.DGTDST Thumbnail File
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
.DOTXWord Open XML Document Template
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.EPSFEncapsulated PostScript Format File
.FAXFax Document
.FFFHasselblad RAW Image
.FPXFlashPix Bitmap Image File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HDRHigh Dynamic Range Image File
.ICNSMac OS X Icon Resource File
.ICOIcon File
.JFIJPEG File Interchange Image
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPGJPEG Image
.KDIKD Player Skin Image File
.KEYKeynote Presentation
.LPDFLocalized PDF File
.PICGeneric Picture File
.PICTPicture File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.POPSamsung Popcon Character File
.PPTPowerPoint Presentation
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.QTIFQuickTime Image File
.RADRadiance Scene File
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.S2MVStarCraft 2 Map Preview File
.SGISilicon Graphics Image File
.SPIFFStill Picture Interchange File Format
.TGATarga Graphic
.THMThumbnail Image File
.TIFTagged Image File
.WWFWorld Wide Fund Non-Printable Document
.XBMX11 Bitmap Graphic
Additional Related File Formats
.JFIFJPEG File Interchange Format
.JIFJPEG Image File
.JIFFJPEG Image File Format
.JPEJPEG Image
.JPEGJPEG Image
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.PCTPicture File
.PNTGMacPaint Graphic File
.THMVideo Thumbnail File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format

Updated: June 6, 2017