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PDFLight for Mac

Optimize PDF size.

Free
In English
Version 1.3.9803
4.5
Based on 4 user rates

PDFLight overview

PDFLight - leveraging Dalim Software’s award-winning cross-media workflow, TWIST--brings intuitive, high-end PDF optimisation to every desktop! Whether it is a multi-page business report, sophisticated corporate presentation, or your resume, the size savings achieved through PDFLight and the ultra-fast, high-quality display of graphics and text--even on tablets and smart phones--are equally impressive. By reducing PDF file sizes to an absolute minimum while maintaining exceptional display performance, the very intuitive PDFLight is one of our many contributions to a greener future!

What’s new in version 1.3.9803

Version 1.3.9803:
  • Better performance and stability of the application.

PDFLight for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.3.9803
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4.5

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Dogclaws
Dogclaws
Mar 1 2017
1.0
5.0
Mar 1 2017
5.0
Version: 1.0
This reduced a very math-heavy file from 44 to 12 MB, when no other app I tried could even take away 1 MB. I don't need the configuration controls of the others, especially if they don't even work.
Rmichelena
Rmichelena
Jul 19 2016
1.0
4.0
Jul 19 2016
4.0
Version: 1.0
Ok so it's v 0.66112 and it does have some bugs. Mainly, the text in the generated PDFs might sometimes not display properly in old (10.6 or older) versions of Preview or in other non-Acrobat viewers. And you can't customize the compression or tweak any parameters. But on the other hand, nothing comes close in the size vs quality equation. All those other PDF compressors, squeezers, shrinkers, optimizers, etc. work "blind", removing non-printing data and recompressing pictures but never actually rendering the file. If your original file was created very efficiently with non-cropped pictures and without much picture overlaps or image transparencies, fine. But otherwise, if your PDF file (i.e. Illustrator export) has a lot of those things, a 200Mb brochure reduced by PDFLight to just 1Mb looks almost as good as the original, vs. a 3Mb version produced by other tools in which the extreme downsampling and high jpeg compression make it look like crap. A 10-15 Mb version produced by other tools is about the same quality as the 1Mb version from PDFLight. PDFLight achieves this because inside there's actually a PDF render engine (a RIP by old terminology) which leaves only the actual visible portions of images, and flattens them all for maximum efficiency before compressing. While keeping text and non-transparent vectors as such. I really think when v1.0 comes out and all bugs are squashed, there would be no reason to use anything else.
Peedeebee
Peedeebee
Jun 22 2016
1.0
4.0
Jun 22 2016
4.0
Version: 1.0
This works well. Attractive and efficient interface, but the process isn't customizable, like PDF Squeezer. There's no choice for how much to reduce the file, and it always makes a copy, rather than overwriting the original. So that does make it simpler, if you're OK with what it does automatically. If you want to decide those things for yourself, PDF Squeezer will let you.
xouzouras
xouzouras
Jul 23 2022
1.3.9803
5.0
Jul 23 2022
5.0
Version: 1.3.9803
Dogclaws
Dogclaws
Mar 1 2017
5.0
Mar 1 2017
5.0
Version: null
Rmichelena
Rmichelena
Jul 19 2016
4.0
Jul 19 2016
4.0
Version: null
Peedeebee
Peedeebee
Jun 22 2016
4.0
Jun 22 2016
4.0
Version: null