Preview Shortcut for Adjust Color > Auto Levels

Oct 22, 2022
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This is my first post in here and I am hoping someone can help me out.
I do a LOT of simple jpeg edits in the Preview App on my MBP - cropping, adjusting color and numbering images.
What I am looking for is two-fold:

1. A Keyboard Shortcut for the Adjust Color > Auto Levels function you can apply to images.
I understand I can use OPTION-COMMAND-C to open up the Adjust Color dialog box, but beyond that I am looking for an additional shortcut for the "Auto Levels" function. Ideally, I'd love a single shortcut that would perform both actions. (I understand the Automator App *may* be a solution for something like this but I am completely unfamiliar with that App).

2. iOS 16 has just released a REALLY useful (for me) feature that allows you to make edits to an image, then copy those edits and paste them to a selection of other images. A feature like this in Preview would be incredibly handy. Does anyone know if that function exists on OSX?

Thanks so much for your assistance.

Cory Cooper

May 19, 2004
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Hello and welcome.

1. Yes, an Automator action would probably be able to perform that function. But like you, I am not very familiar with Automator either. Hopefully another member will chime in that does have experience.

2. I don't believe that functionality exists in macOS...but maybe in a future version?


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