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666 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2011 4:06 PM by hotwheels 22 RSS
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 9, 2011 3:04 PM

Does anyone know why the "quartz filters" in this thread just totally trashed a 10 MB pdf with color images so that the images are now a green color and almost unreadable?


I have been desperately trying to find a way to make my pdf's emailable (not to mention small enough so they don't take up 100 GB on my hard drive) but these filters (I'm running 150 dpi) seem to be TRASHING my pdf's.


Anyone know what is up with this?


Do mac users not use pdf's?


Is there a way to downsize my pdf's by buying external software??!!



  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 9, 2011 3:11 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Might try PDF Shrink on a few copies...


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 10, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I think I've seen it mentioned a few years ago that CMYK & inclusion of some "brands" of TIFFs being the cause.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 10, 2011 12:16 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Jon, I've followed most of that thread.


    I don't believe it does move them to the trash, I find none here.


    The only chance of recovery would be to quit using that drive at all, boot from a different drive & see if any of these can find remnants of the files, but I don't hold a lot of hope...


    Data Rescue...

    (Has a Free Demo to see if it could or not, but you'll need another drive to recover to).


    rccharles on file recovery...


    "Stellar Phoenix Macintosh - Mac data recovery software, recovers data from damaged, deleted, or corrupted volumes and even from initialized disks."

    They have a trial version, so I guess you can see if your data can be recovered...


    FileSalvage is an extremely powerful Macintosh application for exploring and recovering deleted files from a drive or volume. FileSalvage is designed to restore files that have:

        * been accidentally deleted.

        * become unreadable due to media faults.

        * been stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted. 1

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 10, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Thank goodness for backups anyway!


    Yes, I think that is the same filter as Reduce Size, just with different quality settings, if you try it use "Save as..." & add something to the name so as not to overwrite the original.


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