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Resize PDF File on Mac for Saving Storage Space

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 hint out of memory everyday, and she can not delete those PDF files. Is there good way to resize PDF file on Mac? The answer: Yes!

Use Preview to Resize PDF Free

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 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 resize PDF file, add signature to PDF, etc.

The big thing about Preview is that it is free, and you need not to download and install any application on your Mac. Oh, yes, you can view the content of your PDF file before resizing.

But Preview has a little insufficient, it just allows you to resize PDF file one by one, if you have plenty of PDF files, using Preview to resize PDF file may be difficult process, and that will takes your so much time.

In addition, Preview only supports a default mode for users to reduce PDF size on Mac. So, if you have higher requirement on it, it will not be able to make you satisfied.

Steps to resize PDF file on Mac with Preview:

Step 1. Find your PDF file and open it on Mac with Preview.

Step 2. Next, go to the top menu bar, and click the "File", then you need to choose "Export" as shown in the figure, after choosing, a window will pop up.

Step 3. Now, you should rename your resized PDF file, and you also have to do another thing, selecting "Reduce file size" on the drop-down list of "Quartz Filter". And just click "Save" to complete the whole process.

Or Get Alternative Better Solution

Now that what the Preview can do is limited, is there any other solution can fill this vacancy? The answer also is yes. 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 Cisdem PDFCompressor for free. PDFCompressor for Mac is your best choice, it will provide you more compression model instead of the default mode.

PDFCompressor for Mac will make it amazingly simple to reduce the size of 1 or multiple PDF files.This application provides five 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 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. This application allows Mac users to import up to 50 PDF files to the panel for compression at one time, which will save you so much time.

Surely, it also has a little flaw, PDFCompressor supports to batch resize PDF file on Mac, so it doesn’t support to view the content of PDF file before resize. But this does not affect, right?

Steps to resize PDF file on Mac with Cisdem PDFCompressor:

Step 1. As mentioned above, you can try PDFCompressor for free, just click the”Free Download” button to start downloading it, and then you should launch it on your Mac.

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Step 2. Next, two ways to add your PDF files to it: one is importing by clicking “Add Files…”, other is importing by drag-n-drop, you can import up to 50 PDF files to the panel at one time.

add files to resize pdf with cisdem pdf compressor

Step 3. Then you need to set up compression model, just as what we were saying earlier, you can choose the most suitable one. And click “OK”.

choose compression mode with cisdem pdf compressor

Step 4. Click “Compress” to start resizing PDF file on Mac, just wait a moment, it will complete compression process since this application can compress a 500-page PDF file within 1 minute.

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2016-12-08 22:57:20 / Posted byMegan Charles to PDF Follow @ Megan

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2 Responses

  • Bob

    It seems Preview can do a lot of PDF jobs.

    5 months ago REPLY
  • Disney

    That's a genuinely imvsersipe answer.

    1 years ago REPLY

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