Preview mini 4+

Inspired by macOS Preview app‪.‬

Marian Koenig

    • 4.5 • 14 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Inspired by macOS Preview. Made for iOS. Preview mini takes the simplicity of the macOS Preview app to your iPhone and iPad. Snip, cut, and paste image parts easily.

Enjoy desktop-like image editing in a minimalistic workflow and design.
The familiar experience of OS X Preview for iPad and iPhone.
The purpose of this application is to make photo editing easier and more straightforward.

Preview mini is optimized for iPadOS. It leverages your iPad and its transition to a real desktop-like system. The selection and editing of image parts work completely the same. Install the Preview app for iOS on your iPhone and take this essential image editing tool wherever you go.

*** FEATURES ***

Copy and paste parts of images. Resize, crop, cut, and drag your selection. Apply auto-ratio sizing. Put parts aside and reuse them later in your workflow. All packed into the familiar UI pasteboard experience of your iOS device.

Add text onto your image by simply dragging the text selection to the place you want it to be. The app also supports bold and italic attributes. Pick any text color you want by using the familiar iOS color picker. Text layers can be edited with the same workflow as offered by the snipping mode.

Packed with the familiar iPadOS tool picker you are ready to go to add drawings and scribbles to your image. Use the inking tools, lasso, ruler, and eraser. Add styleable shapes like arrows, circles, and rectangles. The undo workflow is aligned with the specifics of your device. The iPhone version ships an undo button and the iPad one comes along with the native undo/redo kit.

The buttons for rotation, vertical and horizontal mirroring plus resizing are within the reach of one tap. Edit your images as you need them to be for perfect orientation, size and export.

Restore a former state of your image by setting it back to any pre-operation state.
Undo snipping, dragging, resizing, and drawing. Remove added text and un-rotate. Restore the former size and undo the cropping of your image.

Start with a blank template and drop your image parts and drawings as you like later on. With the blank template editor you just add your pixel size, pick the preferred background color and you are ready to go to create something new.

Get a quick overview of all imported image files by checking out the overview file panel. It makes the snipping of contents from one image to another a pleasure and keeps you on track of your overall progress. Add images and blank templates with your preferred size and background color and tidy up files you don’t need to edit any longer.

Nearly all functionalities of Preview mini are free to use. Even the free export of your work is possible. The free version includes the possibility of a low-resolution export for some drafts or quick sharing of your progress.
If you need the full quality of the image, please support the further development of this application with your one-time in-app-purchase for the full version. It costs less than a large cup of coffee and will unlock Preview mini for a lifetime.


I would love to hear your feedback and hope, that you will appreciate the app as much as I do. All the best for your projects and creations.


The beautiful landscape shots in the screenshots are provided by the brilliant artists Fabian Wiktor ( and Pok Rie (

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

Inspired by macOS Preview. Made for iOS. Preview mini takes the simplicity of the macOS Preview app to your iPhone and iPad. 
Update 1.5.1: The JPEG export supports the adjustment of the compression quality now.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

(: ME :) ,

Love this idea

Preview is so great on the Mac and it has never been easy to do quick edit operations on iOS such as resize and dragging a selection to crop. This is lovely.

It’s a little less efficient than macOS Preview since you need to export a new image rather than just “close” the window to autosave.

I’m sure it’ll get better over time though. 🤗

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your nice feedback :) I will give my best to make the experience even better and even more Mac-like. Greetings from Germany.

1976XY ,

As per Developer’s Request

Marian, Please Do not take it personal, I do not want to lower your App Ratting. If you think it is great so be it. It’s your baby but some babies are not good looking. There are other apps that do the same for free. I do not consider your app should get more than three stars. BUT That’s my opinion. The STAR Ratting system is BASE ON OPINIONS. I would give this app a Five star if it was free BECAUSE the hard work that you spend to make it and may be I will look for other apps that you have develop to see if I can use or buy. I am re-evaluating my Ratting. (Old Comments ) What is so unique about your app??? This is a basic image editor, nothing great about it.

Developer Response ,

Hello again. Unfortunately only one of your 3 mentioned stars is shown :( But thanks a lot for editing your post and for your honest feedback. Really appreciating it. I will give my best to make the app outstanding from the other ones and to make it worth 5 stars in the future.
Best regards,

[Initial answer:
Hello. I cannot understand this bad, hasty rating. The snipping tool based on the macOS model and the compact accommodation of all important functionalities for quick image editing are rare in the App Store. At least people looking for a program similar to macOS Preview find it useful. Apart from your unfriendly evaluation, I get a lot of encouragement and constructive feedback via email. If you don't like the app, that's one thing and not a problem. The starter version is free and therefore freely available so that everyone can decide for themselves whether the purchase is worthwhile for them. At this point, however, it is a great pity if it is misused to lower the app's rating without a good reason.
I would be glad if you reconsider your rating after really trying it. Let me know what you think could be improved feature-wise if you like.
Kind regards, Marian Koenig]

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