Undeniably, Preview’s claimed simplicity of use and niftiness are genuine, but with just one or two judiciously set Preferences, your usage of this application can be greatly changed for the better. Let us take a look at how configuring its Preferences can leverage these functionalities.
In its introduction to Mac OS X Applications and Utilities, Apple describes Preview as a smart, straightforward, image and PDF viewing application with limited searching and editing functionalities… This is not entirely true as there is more to Preview than meets the eye – and all the more so when properly configured. Although Preview is indeed simple to use, a closer inspection of its Preferences cannot fail to expose its resourcefulness. Preview has four groups of settings: general operations, PDF editing and viewing, image editing and viewing, and PDF bookmarks.