Metaobject has announced the release of PdfCompress 5.5, a Mac OS X tool for reducing the size of PDF files. The program features an easy to use interface where users can drag and drop their files on the PdfCompress icon and create a compressed PDF file for sending via email or posting on the Web.
The latest release also addresses the compatibility issues between Leopard and Adobe Acrobat.
PdfCompress enables several different compression methods and chooses the most appropriate option for compression, giving users compression ratios up to 10x or more for a wide variety of files.
The product is for Mac-based operating systems and is priced at $35 for the latest version which can be purchased through the company's web site.
Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.
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