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Instant Full-Screen Slideshow

For an instant full-screen slideshow of a bunch of pictures, select them in the Finder, and press Command-Option-Y. (This is the same as pressing the Space bar, clicking the full-screen button in the Quick Look toolbar, and clicking the play button.)

 
 

Capture Your Signature Using Preview

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Did you know that the Preview app in Mac OS X — that seemingly simple PDF viewer — can scan and add your printed signature to a document? A new addition to the Annotations bar makes it possible to take a photo of your signature using your Mac’s built-in iSight or FaceTime camera. Chris Rawson at TUAW describes how.favicon follow link

 

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Andreas Frick  2011-09-09 11:32
I think, this is a very useless feature. One can sign a pdf digitally in Acrobat or the free JSignpdf (http://jsignpdf.sourceforge.net/). Unfortunately Preview doesn't recognize these digital signatures.
Curtis Wilcox  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2011-09-09 15:43
Most human beings and organizations don't recognize digital signatures either. The link to JSignpdf for the few who may have the opportunity to use them is helpful.
Andreas Frick  2011-09-13 14:49
If one uses Adobe Acrobat to sign a pdf, a related badge is added on the front page automatically. One also has different other options to display information about the certification. Furthermore, on opening a signed pdf Acrobat pops up a message about the digital signature. If one has the appropriate certificates installed, one can even verify the authenticity of the document.