New: Quick Actions and Markup

In this lesson for macOS Mojave, I look at the new Quick Actions there are in a Finder window. With Quick Actions, we can apply various actions to a file from within a Finder Window.

Turning on the Preview in a Finder Window
Before we can apply any Quick Actions, we need to make sure that the preview is shown when we are looking at a file in a Finder Window. Quick Actions are applied through the preview. To show your preview, open a Finder window and then go to View in the menu bar. Select Show Preview. When you do this, you will see a preview of your selected file.

Quick Actions
Quick Actions are shown at the bottom of the preview when looking at a file in a Finder window. These actions will change depending on the type of file you have selected. With an image, we can rotate it, mark it up, and make a PDF out of it. With movies, we can rotate and trim them. To use Quick Actions, just select the file you want to apply a quick action to, then select action you want to apply from the bottom of the preview.

Marking Up a File
With certain file types, we can mark them up using a Quick Action. If you can mark it up, you’ll see the markup action, just click on that to mark up your file. When you markup a file, all your tools are located across the top of the window. You can draw lines and shapes, add a magnifier, add signatures, add text, style lines and text, rotate and crop images, and trim videos. Once you are finished marking the file up, you can then share the file or save it.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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