compressing my pdf files

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by zoran, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    How can i compress my pdfs without using this service ( and at the same time have the maximum compression possible, like the service above?
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
    I'm not sure how meaningful the term "Maximum compression possible" is. For example, you could drop the resolution of images to 1 dpi, but would you be happy with how they look? Probably not... A lot of it depends on what you're happy with in your final PDF.

    Probably the simplest method is to use Preview. Select File>Export and then choose "Reduce File Size" from the Quartz Filters menu.

    One of the most effective ways I've found is using pdfToolbox:'s pricey, but if you just have a one off batch then the free trial version may do the job for you.

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