How do you cut something on Preview?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Flac, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Flac macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2015
    I wanted to select something and then cut everything that is not enclosed with what I have outlined. How do you do that?

    I do have Photoshop as well but don't know how to use it.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You could always use the built-in print screen function. Cmd-shift-4 will pull up a cross hair, select whatever you want with it and it'll be saved as a screenshot to the desktop.

    No need to bust out photoshop.
  3. Flac thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2015
    How do you delete everything within an enclosed space? I figured out how to delete everything outside of the enclosed space (just edit, cut)
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    My Preview app indeed cuts what is inside active selection.
    However, you can invert the selection (Shift+Cmd+I) and then cut.

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