Compressor

How to compress photos on your iPhone and iPad

Tap to Compress Photos on iPhone

We all love photos. Pictures of our kids, family, friends, pets, and favorite spots are everywhere on our devices. But one thing not so great about a photo is its size. A photo’s file size varies based on the format, resolution, dimensions, and other factors.

While you may have plenty of storage space for your pictures, that doesn’t help when it’s time to send or share one. Sending large photos in emails and text messages can be a burden on the app as well as the recipient receiving them. And there are many sites and social networks that put limits on the size of a photo you can upload.

Here, we’ll show you how to compress photos on your iPhone and iPad. This reduces the file size making them easier to send, share, or use in a specific application.

How to reduce the file size of a Pages, Numbers or Keynote document

Reduce File Size Settings Keynote Mac

When you’re composing basic documents that are mostly made up of text, the size of the file isn’t usually too large to send or share. But if you’re using images and including videos, those file sizes can become quite large.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily reduce the file size of a document in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on your Mac. This will give you a simpler way send or share your file.

How to quickly zip and unzip files and folders on Mac

Unzip Archive File on Mac

If you need to send a few files, compressing them into a ZIP file helps to reduce their size and makes them easier to send. There might even be a time when you need to zip a few folders. Luckily, your Mac comes with a built-in tool to do this and that same tool is used behind the scenes when you need to unzip files or folders you receive.

If you haven’t done this yet, we’re here to help. Here’s how to quickly zip and unzip files and folders on your Mac.

How to reduce the file size of a PDF on Mac

How to compress a PDF

Portable Document Format, or PDF for short, is one of the most ubiquitous file formats that is universally adopted across platforms. A PDF created on a Windows PC will be easily opened and even edited on a Mac, for example. That alone makes it one of the most used and most convenient file formats.

Apple refreshes Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor with new features

Monday, Apple announced a major update to its pro-grade video editing and processing programs for the Mac — Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor — with a bevy of new features for motion graphics and key enhancements available to accelerate video editing, packaging and delivery.

“From Hollywood blockbuster directors to first time movie makers, Final Cut Pro X is changing the way we edit movies today,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “The updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor make it even easier to edit, title and package everything from short videos to feature-length films.”

Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces new easy to use 3D titles, improved masking for color grading and effects, and native support for more camera formats, as well as GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing.

Apple updates its pro apps: Compressor, Final Cut Pro, MainStage and Motion

As we continue to chew on the ramifications of Apple's eyebrow-raising decision to stop development of Aperture and iPhoto for OS X and focus exclusively on the upcoming Photos for OS X Yosemite (due in 2015), the Cupertino firm has just issued a round of updates to its pro apps: Compressor, Final Cut Pro, MainStage and Motion.

New versions of these apps are now available in the Mac App Store under the Updates tab. I've included release notes for each app right after the break...

Apple optimized Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion and Logic Pro apps for Mac Pro and 4K

When Apple teased its new Mac Pro at WWDC a few months ago, the company's marketing honcho Phil Schiller put up a slide showing a guy in an editing room in front of three huge 4K monitors, all hooked up to the machine. "You could be that guy," he quipped, provoking a laughter from the audience.

Schiller also said Apple was working on a Final Cut Pro update optimized for the Mac Pro's powerful dual AMD FirePro graphics and he wasn't lying: just as the new Mac Pro launched on the online Apple Store this morning, Apple followed up by pushing updates to Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion and its other pro apps, all optimized for the Mac Pro's hardware and with 4K content, 4K monitoring support via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers and a whole bunch of additions and performance enhancements...