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September 20, 2023, 08:38:22 AM
PitStop Pro Mac users, don't update yet to the latest Adobe version
Dear Paul,
 This week, Adobe released a new update for Adobe Acrobat (v2023.006.20320). Unfortunately, the Mac version of this update introduced a problem for PitStop Pro: when you select an object(s) in PitStop Pro, the selected objects and anchor points are not displayed, however, as seen in the Inspector tool the object is selected, and the functionality of PitStop Pro remains. There is no workaround for this issue, so we would like to advise PitStop users on a Mac not to update Acrobat at this time. Windows users are not affected. 
 We have reported the issue to Adobe, and are in discussion with their engineers on how to resolve the issue. Please be assured that we will resolve this issue as soon as possible. When there is a fix, we will let you know via email. 
 There is a knowledgebase article available on the topic.
 In general, we recommend turning off automatic updates for Acrobat, to prevent inconvenient consequences in PitStop in the future.
 Kind regards 
 Tim Bernaerdt
 Head of Customer Success
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
September 06, 2023, 02:11:16 PM
Quote from: abc on September 04, 2023, 09:58:38 PMFlatten Transparency
Convert to RGB
Subset Fonts
Downsample (not too low)
Lose any ICC Profiles/Output Intents
Crop images to their clip box (no rebate),
if it's online the probably only want the trim box
Remove metadata
Get rid of any objects outside the trim box
Change compression to squeeze it more, just watch for artifacts.
and always 'save as', never 'save'

Acrobat Audit usage tells you where the size is

I believe i had exhausted all of the above. What is Acrobat Audit?
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
September 05, 2023, 05:21:07 PM
No offence to midgets, just an expression. ;D
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
September 05, 2023, 05:19:57 PM
Quote from: Slappy on September 05, 2023, 02:45:59 PMDuh, make the physical size of the pages 20% of their original measurement. Problem - SOLVED!!
The owner of our company actually suggested that. You know, make it a midget edition. Hmmm... was he on to something? :drunk: :drunk3:
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 03:01:13 PM
;D  ;D :drunk3: :drunk3:
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 02:52:42 PM
Quote from: born2print on August 31, 2023, 12:36:41 PMOoooh that gives me an idea, do you think you have just a few offending pages?
you could do a trick like that then combine them?

I exported the 110 page pdf as single pages to see if any single pages stood out as overweight. Not really, at least half of them seem larger than you might think they should be.

I give up. I gave it my semi autistic best prepress shot but f**k it now!
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 12:31:55 PM
Thanks, slight reduction but still overweight.
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 11:35:12 AM
Quote from: Tracy on August 31, 2023, 09:02:31 AMyou might be at your limit

I did find an Adobe file reducer it's free
Yes, there's a limit to everything. Trying to convince them to back off on the transparency somehow does not go over well.
There's one page with 3 pictures on top of each other. 1. The face of person with a clipping path for text runaround 2. The shadow of the person's head 3. The person's head with a faded background. Yup, 3 high res. photos stacked on top of each other.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 08:51:21 AM
thanks, just tried, no luck.
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 08:22:59 AM
Quote from: DCurry on August 31, 2023, 07:00:07 AMIs the PDF in CMYK or RGB mode? Making it in RGB may offer some savings since there is one fewer channel.
it has rgb images, cmyk tints and backgrounds, index color, lotsa .png's. She's a beauty.

Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 08:16:06 AM
I understand what you are saying but these are being distributed worldwide. Who knows how that effects the maximum size.

Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 06:42:07 AM
Thanks for all responses, but alas I have tried all of the above.

Regarding splitting the pdf into 2..... that's what they came up with (the persons responsible for setting up the link to download) in such a way that when it's downloaded, the 2 parts will recombine.

But thats proving to be problematic as well. I'm trying everything but the real problem is the volunteer designer who does not know the basics about layout but has somehow managed to learn every transparency trick in the book. It's just overkill on everything. It's ridiculous. With the preflight on in Indesign its showing 674 errors.
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 04:02:44 AM
Unfortunately yes.
Adobe Acrobat / Reducing pdf size
August 30, 2023, 05:08:21 PM
Okay, i feel that i have exhausted all attempts on my part but i will put up the problem here. 

We print a quarterly magazine here that is somewhere between 90 to 120 pages. 4 color and full of every transparency crap that the designer can throw at it.

Of course they need an online pdf to distribute, so i have to come up with something under 10MB for them. It's always a struggle but this one won't go down below 14MB. I have tried everything that i know how to do but no luck. Pitstop.. etc, even an ultra thin pdf which down samples to 36 dpi and screws up the fonts does not work. Its their problem for sending in the load of crap indd work but i really wish i could help them.

Anyone been in this (sinking) boat?
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Recombining separated PDF's
August 14, 2023, 04:48:31 PM
Quote from: Joe on August 14, 2023, 08:49:43 AM
Quote from: Tracy on August 14, 2023, 07:53:59 AM;D  I'm exhausted just reading all this.
Prepress has always been, and obviously still is, too accommodating to lazy stupid people that would rather see you beating your head against the wall trying to make their crap work then taking an extra 4 seconds to do it the right way. :banghead:
And the designers are obviously WAY better than the prepress monkeys to actually listen to how WE need them to prepare the pdfs, or whatever they send. I am guilty of bending over backwards to fix their messes. If i could tell them to fix it up, that would be great. But its like talking to a brick wall.