Apago Inc. is using this week’s Graph Expo 2002 to show off its Mac OS X software for users of PDF files, PDFshrink (and its slimmed down cousin, PDFshrink Lite).
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PDFshrink makes files stored in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) “substantially smaller,” according to the developer’s claims — useful for companies or individuals that rely on PDF-based workflow, Web publication, e-mail transmission and more.
Apago said that its software can reduce PDF file sizes containing one or more uncompressed images by anywhere from 20 to 80 percent compared to the originals. The software supports JPEG, Flate, CCITT G3 & G4 and Packbits compression methods. Its interface enables you to set various choices for color, greyscale and 1-bit images. You can also use automated hot folders.
Both PDFshrink and PDFshrink Lite (a drag and drop version) are compatible with PDF 1.4 and support PDF files created by any application. They run on Mac OS X 10.1 or later. They’re priced at US$125 and $35 respectively, and a 15-day trial version is ready for download from the Apago Web site.