OS X Mountain Lion: Easily annotate and share images with updated Preview app

“Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has over 200 new features. One of them resides in the Preview app, Apple’s answer to all of our PDF and image viewing needs,” Rob LeFebvre reports for Cult of Mac.

“Mountain Lion tweaks the toolbar a bit, adds a new one, and allows a simpler annotation process,” LeFebvre reports. “There’s also a new sharing option to go along with the highly publicized Documents in the Cloud initiative.”

LeFebvre reports, “Preview can now create rectangles, ovals, and lines, as well as text annotations on images, whether plain text or within a speech or thought bubble. Colors can be chosen, lines can be thickened or thinned, and annotation images can be resized.”

Read more in the full article here.


  1. Really, this has been in the few OSX versions, what am I missing here, or is LeFebvre writing of something else….

    Cave Dweller’s Anonymous might be needed for LeFebvre to just help get it to the changing world we have amongst us all.

  2. Um, WTF & kenrm, this feature, while present since SL, has been updated and enhanced with some new tools. Take a look before you call someone out,

    I have still have had to use Acrobat for the hard stuff over the last few years, but have enjoyed the signature feature for awhile now. Just signed my mortgage renewal with our signatures in a couple of minutes.

    Looks like I might now be able to drop Adobe completely. When is that ever not a great thing huh?

  3. Dude so far all this “NEW” OS has in it is rearranging shit that was already there. Plus on this very topic, I can’t for the life of me find the LINK feature that was part of the annotations of PREVIEW in the last version. With piles and piles of cross referenced PDFs this feature was indispensable. My be dumping this upgrade.

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