PDFCompressor for Mac 3.4

Downsize PDF documents without altering their quality and layout.
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PDF Compressor for Mac can help you transfer your documents faster as well as save storage space by downsizing them. The application has a very straightforward interface so you will not have any difficulty to use it right away. Moreover, although it seems quite improbable you need it, there is a user guide to answer any question you might have.

To compress a file or a group of files, you can browse for them in Finder. However, the easiest way is by dragging and dropping them onto the application’s window. It is a shame that it does not support processing protected PDFs, as it does not even ask you for the password. Fortunately, you can create a queue of files to process in a single session. Next to each file’s name, there is a button that lets you set compression preferences. In this regard, you can use a group of preset filters to choose the intended output quality; still, it is possible to use customized values as well. Luckily, the tool allows previewing the future size of the file after the selected compression rate is applied.

Luckily, the application is shareware, and in this case, it allows compressing up to three PDFs. I took the opportunity to check the results. It was good that the tool allowed me to reduce the files down to approximately one third of their original size. In addition, there was no noticeable quality loss or alteration of the layout. These results are possible because PDF Compressor for Mac does not mess with the quality. Instead, it optimizes size by eliminating superfluous elements, including vector and raster image content as well as embedded full fonts. What is more, there is no chance that the original file gets overwritten as it creates a completely new one.

All in all, PDF Compressor for Mac may be your solution if you need to share PDF documents by email or by uploading them to the cloud. As said, this product is shareware, so you would probably like to give it a try.

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Pros

  • Does not alter the original layout
  • Does not overwrite the source files
  • Batch processing
  • Preset filters

Cons

  • Cannot process password-protected files

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