This awesome Apple macOS photo hack is hiding in plain sight

MacOS screenshot showing a cat cut out of an image
(Image credit: Davey Heuser on Twitter)

Most of the time when Apple hacks do the rounds, they're not actually that impressive. Often, the definition of the word 'hack' is somewhat stretched (why, yes, I did know I can use my MacBook to send emails). But every now and again we see something awesome that's hiding in plain sight.

One Twitter user has shared a simple screen recording demonstrating how Preview on macOS is capable of removing an image's background just like the iPhone, along with the question "Have I been living under the rock?". Judging by the responses, the area under said rock has a very large population. (Want to try it for yourself? Check out the best MacBook Pro deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.