How to shrink PDF size in Preview?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ohla313, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

    ohla313

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    This problem has been bothering me for some time. Whenever I scan a document with Image Capture, the document is around 5MB. That is too large to send via email so I was wondering how can I shrink it down to a couple KBs without sacrificing image quality? I tried the "Shrink Image" option and it shrinks the file but quality is terrible.

    Any way to shrink PDF file size without sacrificing quality?

    Thanks!
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what are you using to scan the image? is there a setting on there to use a different resolution?
     
  3. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ohla313

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    I use Image Capture and I tried using a lower DPI and it did not change the file size.
     
  4. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ohla313

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    does anyone have any insight into this problem? it is driving me nuts
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what mail app do you use that limits your attachments to under 5MB
     
  6. JoseLNazario macrumors newbie

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    I have the same concern/problem. Currently, I need to use Acrobat Pro 9 and do Reduce File Size... and I am able to reduce the size almost 28x (original file 5.7MB and reduce file 20KB). But... I would like to not have to do this step and achieve it via Image Capture. Anyone has a suggestion?
     

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