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Slim down PDFs on your Mac

6 Nov 2008 | | No Comment

Lets face it: occasionally, when we’re not paying attention, PDF file sizes get too big — needlessly so, in a lot of cases. So what’s a file size conscious person to do? Well, if you’re a Mac user, I suggest reading this article. It provides some great tips on how you can shrink your PDFs to keep them slim, without sacrificing too much in the quality department.

An excerpt:

Though few people realize this, you can reduce the size of PDF files using the Leopard version of Preview. To shrink a PDF file, open it in Preview, choose Save As from the File menu, and, in the Save dialog box, choose Reduce File Size from the Quartz Filter pop-up menu. If when you compare the compressed PDF with your original, the images are too fuzzy for your needs (the default settings are pretty severe), you can make your own Quartz filter with different settings.

Read the full article at Macworld: Slim down your PDFs.

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