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Old Dec 19, 2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Any free utility to reduce pdf file size?

Hello. I have a pdf file with lots of high-res photos in it. Is there a good way to reduce the file size while keeping the photo quality reasonable? A free utility that allows users to adjust the level of photo quality would be great. Under Preview, I tried "save as" and then "Reduce File Size" with Quartz filter. The file size was reduced by 1/10 but the photos did not look good.
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Old Dec 19, 2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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Short of a compression file, like stuffit/Zip, not sure. Are you just reducing the size to send, or the over all size?
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Old Dec 20, 2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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Short of a compression file, like stuffit/Zip, not sure. Are you just reducing the size to send, or the over all size?
reducing the size to send.
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Old Dec 20, 2008, 07:29 AM   #4
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Why not just use Preview>Tools>Adjust Size?
You can alter the resolution there.
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Why not just use Preview>Tools>Adjust Size?
You can alter the resolution there.
That option is grayed out. In other solutions? I know that there's also a preset in Preview when printing to PDF but I don't even get that option. There was a Apple Quick Tip episode in their podcast titled "When a PDF is Too Big". This one is no longer available over at apple.com/business/theater. Anyways, it covered this problem but like I mentioned before, all of my options are grayed out.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 06:44 AM   #6
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That option is grayed out. In other solutions? I know that there's also a preset in Preview when printing to PDF but I don't even get that option. There was a Apple Quick Tip episode in their podcast titled "When a PDF is Too Big". This one is no longer available over at apple.com/business/theater. Anyways, it covered this problem but like I mentioned before, all of my options are grayed out.
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Depending on the app you used to create the document, there may be options related to bitmap/raster images (for example, Illustrator has extensive options for this). OR you could lower the resolution and increase the compression of the original image files before you put them into your document. But not helpful if you didn't originally create the document.
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Compressing PDF's on a Mac

Full solution is here:

http://discussions.apple.com/message/15170664#15170664
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