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ShrinkIt... is your application larger than necessary because of needless data stored in image resources? What is making your PDFs four times the size they ought to be? More on this shocking discovery at 11!

Being a responsible and forward-thinking developer, you're probably good and ready for the day Mac OS X supports resolution independence so you use multilayer TIFFs and PDFs instead of flat bitmap images whenever possible.

ShrinkIt is a simple, small, Panic-internal tool (for Mac OS X Snow Leopard) that will automate the process of stripping needless metadata from PDFs by
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later







  • PdfCompress
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  • PDF Shrink
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  • iResize
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Tsarkon commented on 05 Apr 2012
I found a much better, free alternative which works in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Apple does offer to reduce file size using Preview, if you save the document as a new file and choose Quartz filter > Reduce file size.

Here's the link to Apple's support document:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/9021.html
[Version 1.0]

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Surfspirit replied on 13 Jul 2012
On the oficial app web site they say exactly that, the only difference is being batch, so it can automatically do that to a list of files.
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shutupxo reviewed on 01 Jul 2011
Doesn't work. It took my file and made it bigger.
[Version 1.0]

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Surfspirit replied on 13 Jul 2012
Version 1.1 seems to solve that problem
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Jozgta reviewed on 28 May 2010
Dragged a 15.9MB PDF file (drawings, diagrams) into the Shrink It box, and the output file was ..... 15.9MB!
[Version 1.0]


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Flash1296 commented on 16 Feb 2010
Hilariously absurd !

I took a 3 MB .pdf file and it "shrunk it" to 7.6 MB

I kid you not !
[Version 1.0]


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Stickman67 commented on 16 Feb 2010
It shrank some, it nearly doubled the size of others.

I'll check back on version 1.1.

It's a great idea, and the price is right, but ...
[Version 1.0]

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Jmax replied on 12 Apr 2010
I'm guessing it only works on images in PDF's. I don't see how it could shrink a text document.
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Stickman67 replied on 26 Apr 2010
There are some things inside even a text-based PDF document that can be optimised, I believe. (Don't ask me what, but I think you can subset fonts so only the characters used are stored in the document, etc.)
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Version Downloads:85,645
Type:Development : Editors
License:Free
Date:16 Feb 2010
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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ShrinkIt... is your application larger than necessary because of needless data stored in image resources? What is making your PDFs four times the size they ought to be? More on this shocking discovery at 11!

Being a responsible and forward-thinking developer, you're probably good and ready for the day Mac OS X supports resolution independence so you use multilayer TIFFs and PDFs instead of flat bitmap images whenever possible.

ShrinkIt is a simple, small, Panic-internal tool (for Mac OS X Snow Leopard) that will automate the process of stripping needless metadata from PDFs by re-saving them using Apple's PDF processor. We believe this is 100% lossless - it's not compressing anything, just removing cruft. Simply drop a bunch of files (not folders) onto it - such as the contents of your app's Resources folder - to have it find the PDFs and do its magic. The original files will be renamed with the prefix "_org_" for safety, but you'll likely want to delete 'em. That's it!


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