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Make your own Reduce File Size presets for PDF export
Authored by: wallybear on Jul 05, '12 10:00:51AM

Cannot understand why you edited filters by hand when it's years that there is the ColorSync Utility app in your Mac that makes all this editing definitely easier.



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Make your own Reduce File Size presets for PDF export
Authored by: mchagers on Jul 05, '12 12:26:51PM

I have tried on several occasions to use Colorsync utility to create reduced file-size output settings like this. However every time I ended up frustrated by the sheer bugginess of the colorsync utility. Settings would revert to the defaults after saving the preset, etc.
I'm definitely going to try the approach outlined in this hint.

Having this facility is great when you are preparing a pdf file to send to a print shop and you want someone to proof-read your work without having to send them a 20 Mb+ file.



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Make your own Reduce File Size presets for PDF export
Authored by: wallybear on Jul 05, '12 01:56:50PM

"Having this facility is great when you are preparing a pdf file to send to a print shop and you want someone to proof-read your work without having to send them a 20 Mb+ file."

That's one of the reasons I use Colorsync Utility to create PDF filters. I made three different filters with three different compression results that I use according to the output needs: archiving, proofreading, send to print shop.

I made my filters with Colorsync Utility and I didn't occur in the problems you mentioned. It's real thet C.U. is quirky and you need to know its idiosyncrasies, but it gets its jobs done.



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