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PDFs appearing blurry when loaded in Preview? In some search engines like Safari, the same problem exists. It appears better when Chrome is used. When quite a few PDFs are loaded on to a Mac OS X 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13, it becomes quite cumbersome to read through a blurred image and irritation starts to creep in. It's even more difficult to resolve with simple solutions, as system files cannot be changed on Mac. But don't worry. In this article, I will tell you 2 solutions to fix the "PDF blurry in Preview on Mac OS X" issue.

Solution 1. Fix Blurry PDF on Mac without Preview

The versatile PDFelement 6 for Mac has tested PDFs in different environments. Use the powerful software, you can create, convert, edit, and annotate PDFs without any hassle.

  1. You can use all possible edit functions with the software, right from manipulating with font size and color to cropping images and adding watermarks.
  2. The conversion tool allows users to convert PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, Image files like JPEG, EPUB and more.
  3. You can also create PDF from web pages, text files and image files.
  4. The annotation tools help users to make all kinds of comments and markups on PDFs.
  5. PDFs can be protected with passwotds and permissons.

Step 1. Import PDF into PDFelement

You can import PDFs into the PDFelement and it appears crystal clear without any blurry images. To do this, click "Home > Open File". You'll find the options at the bottom left. Else, click "File > Open" to locate the PDF.

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Step 2. Edit PDF

If you want to edit text, you can click the "Edit" button and then move your mouse over the required text within the document. You can edit color, font, add or delete text simply by clicking on the area to be modified.

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For images editing, check out "Edit > Add Image" on the top Toolbar. Choose the desired image and place it within the working space. Blue handles on the edges help resize the image. Edit the image by double clicking the file.

PDFelement 6 for Mac can also help crop, extract, insert, replace, rotate, and crop pages with great ease. Visit the right side "Page" menu. Click on the desired option for a one-click solution.

Step 3. Annotate PDF

You can add comments, draw mark-ups, highlight PDFs, add stamps and links to create a highly visible document.

  • Select the "Comment" option on the toolbar and click on the desired function.
  • For example, to add a sticky note, click on "Sticky Note" button.
  • Similarly, use other functions to comment on any section of the document.
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Step 4. Save PDF

To save a PDF document, you need to click on "File > Save As". Then click on "Browse" and select the output folder. Click on "Save" to save a copy.

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Solution 2. Fix PDF Font Blurry on Mac with Preview

It is also okay if you want to fix the PDF blurry on Mac with Preview, follow the steps:

  • The solution that most people use exists in "Preferences" within Preview.
  • Then hit on the "PDF" tab in the pop-up window.
  • Just untick the option for Viewing Documents, which is "Smooth text and line art".
  • In most cases, the problem should resolve.
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Practical Tips When Dealing with PDFs on Mac OS X

  • Conversational language can be used for File search with the innovative Natural Language Spotlight feature.
  • The menu is easily visible within Mission Control unlike earlier versions where overlapping was evident to avoid clutter. Use the new feature to save time when shuttling between different commands.
  • Work with a good scanner. Follow user guidelines to create clear scans. The best format is TIFF to ensure high-quality large scans.
  • Create a highly visible and practical note by adding URLs, PDFs, and maps and then easily share, print, or e-mail using PDFelement 6 for Mac over the Mac OS X 10.11 system and 10.12, 10.13.
  • It is an ideal alternative to Apple Preview. Read the complete comparison of PDFelement vs Preview.

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Published: Oct 27,2017 15:13 pm / Updated: Nov 15,2017 10:24 am

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