PDF optimization sucks

I know adobe invented it and owns it but why do their products do such a crappy job of compressing PDF’s. Come to think about it why does photoshop do such a crappy job of compressing jpgs? With recent design favoring rich, large images, either as backgrounds or page content, you would think the latest version of Photoshop would compress an image in such a way that is condusive to those uses. Well it dont. In fact Ii have taken to copying images over to Fireworks to compress them to jpgs. Fireworks will save 40 to 70 percent on average – AND – adobe is discontinuing Fireworks! Figures…

pdfzipper This site optimized my file for me for free! It worked great! No watermark and no BS – just a link to download my optimized file.

Contact Google For Google Apps Support

Who knew!?!? This is actually the first i heard of google having a phone number! You can call Google for help! For all those out there who have not been able to figure out how to contact Google for support with apps, here you go. Though their sites are not good at telling us how to get help – once you get them on the phone they are actually quite helpful.

http://contact.googleapps.com/

Touch of Modern

Foldio at Touch of Modern

I have got to get one of these. I already have a 4 foot square mini studio but i have used it once in my time owning it. Its good and all but when not in use it sits in a cocoon like slumber in a 3′ x 2′ x 1′ bag in my closet taking up all kinds of valuable space. Given this smaller stage wont accommodate, say a pair of boots, but it will shoot sushi and other food nicely… Maybe…

Also – go sign up for their mailing list – now! https://www.touchofmodern.com/i/ZPK6TKBQ

 

It is very cool and has great specials and prices on all kinds of products which are modern design or designed for a modern life – I’ve bought a couple of cool things from them and if you do order – after using my link to sign up – I get a $20 credit!