Jump to content

PDF pages change color after rearranging on Apple Preview

Recommended Posts

Apple Preview is perfect tool for pdf manipulation: adding, removing and rearranging pages. I've been using Preview this way for about 10 years without fail. Recently I've noticed that pdf-s from Scannable app change colour (turn into red, yellow, purple, etc) if pages in it are rearranged for example (or merged into another pdf). I can not replicate this issue with pdf-s from other sources.

Attached is a screenshot of a three-page scannable scan, where two pages (green and purple) are rearranged, one (white) is in its original location. All three should be white.

What can be the reason behind this?

Screenshot 2020-03-03 at 12.46.05.png

Link to comment
  • 1 year later...
  • Level 5

Maybe better use a decent scanner app - Scannable is for me not even in the top 10.

About the coloring - looks weird, is it persistent when the pdf is closed ? What if you save the pdf from Preview instead of closing it ? 

Link to comment
  • 1 month later...

I’m having the same issue.It doesn’t happen every time, but some files turn pink or purple. If I am combining PDFs with Apple Preview, everything I’ve scanned in scannable turns pink or purple. So frustrating. Any ideas what’s causing this or how to fix it?

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...