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Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

How to Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

 

As soon as OS X Yosemite is released, the users are quick to explore all the available options. Some creative minds have started uncovering even the hidden Mac features in OS X Yosemite. In this article, I will show you how to access hidden Mac paint feature in OS X Yosemite.

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Accessing Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

Follow these steps to use the hidden paint feature in OS X Yosemite.

You need to open any image in preview mode. If you have already installed some image viewer, then double clicking it would open it in your default image viewer.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

You need to click the Toolbar button at the right side of the toolbar.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

Now, you will see a new toolbar of paint tools.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

You will find the tools that allow you to create rectangular, lasso, elliptical, and even smart lasso masks.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

You can remove the background by using the instant Alpha tool.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

You can add drawings like arrows, loupes, signatures, and much more.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

The size and scaling of the image can also be adjusted.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

The colors and levels can also be customized.

Access Hidden Mac Paint Feature in OS X Yosemite

Another good thing about the basic paint options in OS X Yosemite is that you can add annotations and whatnot. The power users of OS X Yosemite will certainly utilize these features for serving their purposes.

 

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The features are basic but they provide useful customization options for manipulating the images as you desire. You will miss the photoshop effects that are designed for advanced editing of photos. For basic users, these built-in tools should suffice.

If the users of Mac OS X Yosemite desire to go some steps further towards using the advanced image editing options, then they should try apps like SIMP, Seashore, ImageWell, etc. These are free tools and offer satisfactory and advanced user experience as compared to the native paint tools.

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If you were unaware of the hidden paint feature of OS X Yosemite then the simple little trick, presented in this article, should improve user experience even more. Keep exploring the latest operating system from Apple and enjoy the depth of its features.

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