Most, if not all Mac users know what preview is. Thought to be a program to open and view images, including PDFs. However, as it turns out, it’s not just a default image viewer. It’s actually a lot more than that once you know how to use the program. (I’ve been a Mac user for 16 years, and there are always little surprises around the corner.)
Preview can be used to edit photos in these ways: color adjustment, light adjustment, resampling images, batch processes, smart lasso (background drop, or otherwise), and even soft proofing.
Don’t believe me? Check out this article, it goes over everything you need to know: Things You Didn’t Know about the Preview App.
This just serves as more proof that we don’t always realize the power at our fingertips. For those simple things, many don’t actually need to blow money on Photoshop.
I hope you found this as surprising as I did… if so, tell your friends.