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Hi this is Gary with MacMost.com. Today let me show you several methods of compressing PDF files on your Mac. MacMost is brought to you thanks to a great group of supporters. Go to MacMost.com/patreon. There you can read more about it. Join us and get exclusive content. You dont need anything special to be able to compress PDF files on your Mac. You can simply open them up in Preview and theres a special way to export them that compresses the images inside them. However the image compression settings arent the greatest and it takes several steps. Ill show you how to build something in Automator that could do it quickly and also allow you to customize the compression. So here Ive got a sample PDF on my desktop. I can open it up and you can see its just a sample electric bill. I scanned it in using my iPhone. The file size is a little bit bigger than I like. Im going to do Command i to get information and see that its 6.8 MB. It can definitely be smaller. So lets go and open it