Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2011 12:32 PM (in response to j.ve)
Absolutely helpful! Step 2 options work just fine for me; very well written with terrific screen shots, too! THANK YOU!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2011 6:33 AM (in response to j.ve)
Jerome's Filters worked like a charm!!!
See section "B. More Advanced Options" above.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2011 9:54 PM (in response to j.ve)
Used these filters today, thanks so much! I did have to copy them to HD >> Library >> Filters folder intead of my user folder, otherwise nothing happened.
Very helpful, and just what I needed.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2011 5:08 PM (in response to j.ve)
I just scanned and compressed something similar to what I scanned/compressed before at work. I had Adobe Acrobat there and I would just do the OCR/Reduce File size on every scan. What I just tested with the "Reduce to 150 dpi average quality - STANDARD COMPRESSION.qfilter" looks comparable but seems to be 3 times the size of my adobe scan. The next lower level "Reduce to 075 dpi average quality.qfilter" looks a lot worse and is still a little bigger. There are some other factors including a different scanner but I thought I would share my thoughts. While we're on the subject, any suggestion for OCR?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 8:20 PM (in response to srizvi1)
I have had the same experience, firstly i used the procedure and chose reduce file size and it moved from 28.7mb to 28.6 mb then i donwloaded the filters and tried the lowest 150dpi and again it went down in size by 0.1 mb to 28.5mb then i tried the colour sync opened and added a new filter but could find no where where i could add to the new filter the reduce size qulaities......so unless i do the reduction like 250 times i cant see how this is helping
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2011 12:10 PM (in response to srizvi1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 12:56 AM (in response to j.ve)
Could not sleep at 4h00, tried many other tricks - this just works. Bravo Monsieur Colas, thanks J.ve for the clarity.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 2:23 PM (in response to j.ve)
Thank you so much for writing this clear instruction. Even without the screenshots...
However I have tried option B and C but have not been able to see the new filters in Preview in OS 10.7.2 Lion.
The "Save ***" function has been replaced by "Export" while choosing this option the new filter options are not visible...
I reboted the machine after importing the filters to no avail :-(
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 3:46 PM (in response to Roger Willems)
Glad this was useful to you. And indeed, I don't know what happened to the original screenshots...
I encountered this problem as well.
The solution is to move the filters from:
/Library/Filters/ (you may have to create this folder)
In other words, in OSX 10.7(.2), the filters need to be in the main system-wide Library, not in a user's Library.
And yes, the PDF Quartz Filter functionality in Preview has moved from the Print dialogue box to the File > Export command.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 3:58 PM (in response to j.ve)
Yep this works like a charm!!!
Just waisted 2 hours figuring out Automator workflows etc etc
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 7:50 AM (in response to j.ve)
Fantastic Tip !!! Thanks Jerome !!! worked for me, 10.6.8
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 4:28 PM (in response to j.ve)
Found the explanation for reducing PDF size with OS X 10.7 Lion on this blog with some screenshots.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2011 4:38 AM (in response to j.ve)
Suggestions by J.ve worked perfect.........downloaded the recommended Jerome's filters and I was good to go.
MacOSX 10.6.8 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 500 GB Solid State Drive
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to srizvi1)
The exactly same happened to me when using the filters in preview and saving as.... file size does not change in 10.6.6