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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nothing special if you already have Acrobat"

    March 12, 2007  |   By tahoerob

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    While PDFShrink does indeed shrink PDF files, it pales in comparison to Acrobat. I ran a file (scanned and OCRed with ReadIris) through PDFShrink. The file was about 2.3MB to start. PDFShrink reduced it to 2.1MB. Acrobat 6 reduced it to 548K. I played around with the PDFShrink settings, but wasn't able to get the file much smaller than 2.1MB. Granted, I didn't try too hard.

    So, PDFShrink is good if you don't already have Acrobat. If you do, it's a waste. And batch processing is really weak. Why can't I select a *FOLDER* and have it reduce all PDFs in the folder tree???

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