Undo resized photo in Preview

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rosatyan, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. rosatyan macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2011

    I'm new to Mac and I'm desperate for help.

    I opened my SDHC card and was looking at one photo. Then I resized it. Then I accidentally closed Preview before Save as another version. There was no asking for confirmation and the original file was downsized from 7MB to 200Kb.

    I tried to press Command Z but it was too late. I'm not sure how I can recover my original image back.

    Thank you very much for your help.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You can't. You saved it, either via CMD+S or an accidental click, in the lower resolution and thus overwriting the existing file.
    You cannot get back the old photo with the original resolution, you can only enlarge the current smaller one, but it will cause image quality loss.
  3. Squelchskin macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2015
    I'm using a Mac OS X v10.8.5 and had this problem recently.

    You can fix by opening the image and going to:
    File > Revert To > Browse All Versions…

    You can then restore the original or the version of your choice.
  4. vcrunk macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2015
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    Oct 16, 2015

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