Preview image resize/crop broken?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by danwooduk, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. danwooduk macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    I'm having lots of trouble using Lion's Preview tool for image resizes/crops, it's either changed from 10.6 or it's broken.

    Can anybody replicate this?

    Opening a JPG taken from a camera, around 4000x3000 pixels, open in Preview, go to the Image Resize from Tools menu, and enter a new size such as 733x550, now the problem begins.

    Previously in Snow Leopard the image would just resize in Preview as expected, under Lion however it appears to want to save the new size over the original file, 9 times out of 10 it's just hanging leaving a grey window, I close it and find the resized file saved on the desktop, other times no file is saved. I have also found my original image is often corrupted.

    Trying to crop the resized image leads to the same problem for me, just a grey window that never crops to my selection size.

    I've tried this with JPGs from my camera, and wallpapers downloaded from the net, same result each time.

    As I said, I had zero problems under Snow Leopard. Can anybody else replicate this?
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Sorry, I can't replicate it. When I enter a new size I get the dialog box to unlock the document and it resizes without issues. Send Apple feedback on your issue.
  3. danwooduk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thanks for checking, I've submitted a feedback report.
  4. ascarab macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2016
    Recently, I'm having this same issue in OS X 10.10 when I open any new screenshot from the desktop, rename it first using the windows's title bar (without explicit save) and then start cropping my selection...

    Then a grey empty canvas is the result and I have to undo, select and crop for a second time (before auto-save kicks in and I lose the contents).

    My guess is this Preview bug still exists...

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