There are several ways to reduce the file size of a PDF on a Mac, including:
- Using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC: This is a paid program that allows you to reduce the file size of a PDF by compressing its images and removing unnecessary elements such as embedded fonts. It is available for both Windows and Mac.
- Using Preview: Preview is a built-in application on macOS that allows you to reduce the file size of a PDF by compressing its images and removing unnecessary elements. Open the PDF in Preview, go to the “File” menu and select “Export.” From the export options, select “Reduce File Size” and then choose a location to save the new, smaller PDF document.
- Using a command line tool: You can use a command-line tool such as Ghostscript or QPDF to compress a PDF from the command line.
- Using a third-party PDF editor: There are several third-party PDF editors available for Mac, such as PDFelement, PDF Expert, and PDFpen, which provide the feature to reduce the file size of a PDF.
- Using online compressor: There are several online compressors available, such as Smallpdf, Adobe Acrobat online, or IlovePDF, which allow you to upload a PDF and compress it.
When compressing a PDF, the file size will be reduced but the quality of the images and text may also be affected. You can try different compression settings to find the right balance between quality and file size.