Lily, a student who needs to complete a research articles recently, there are abundant document literature in PDF on her Mac. But, now she is very upset, those PDF files takes a lot of storage space so that her Mac run out of memory everyday, and she can not delete those PDF files. Is there free way to resize PDF file on Mac? The answer: Yes!
If there are a handful of PDF files on your Mac, you can directly use Preview to resize PDF files on Mac one by one. For some users those turned to Mac from Windows, they may don't know that they can directly resize PDF file on Mac free with built-in Preview. Preview is the application that enables users to open image and PDF file on Mac. And it also provides multiple functions, including reducing PDF file size, add signature to PDF, etc.
Steps to Resize PDF file on Mac with Preview
Automator is a free mac tool enabling users to build custom workflows for simple or complex tasks, for example, cropping images, combining multiple PDF documents or PPT files, extracting PDF text, playing movies, setting itunes, etc. With Automator, you will be able to resize a or multiple PDFs on mac for free.
Steps to resize PDF file on Mac with Automator
As you can see, free solutions to resize a pdf on mac is not perfect to keep the original file quality. If you need to deal with plenty of PDF files, and you don't want to resize them one by one with Preview. Or you have higher requirement on resizing PDF files on Mac, you can try a third-party PDF resizer.
Cisdem PDFCompressor is your best choice, which makes it amazingly simple to reduce the size of 1 or multiple PDF files. This application provides 5 compression models for users, including Minimal File Size(1 dpi), Small File Size(72 dpi), Medium File Size(150 dpi), Large File Size(300 dpi) and Customized(Manually Input Parameters). And it will show you the compressed PDF file size of each mode, you can easy view the difference in quality as compared to the original, as well as the compressed PDF file size. More important, PDFCompressor for Mac supports batch mode, you can easily resize multiple PDFs at a time.
Steps to resize PDF file on Mac with Cisdem PDFCompressor
Megan is the chief editor of Cisdem, she has an impressive deal of experience with Mac software and has the ability to explain tech stuff in a simplified, straightforward and easy to understand way.
It seems Preview can do a lot of PDF jobs.
That's a genuinely imvsersipe answer.