Although there are many tools for working with PDF files, it is difficult to find information on how to crop PDF on Mac. Sometimes you only need a certain image or piece of PDF to reuse in other projects. For example, you may want to crop a PDF to use a header for a brochure, flyer, or business card.
We offer you 2 ways to crop PDF on macOS: online and offline. Both ways are absolutely free. Read the article to familiarize yourself with them.
How to crop PDF on Mac online?
- Open the online service to crop PDF in your browser such as Safari.
- Click the 'Add file' or drag and drop a document.
- Move the vertical and horizontal lines on the borders.
- Click the 'Crop PDF' button to apply the changes.
How to crop PDF on Mac offline?
The only built-in tool for Mac users to crop a PDF in Preview. Preview is an inefficient service if you have a PDF with multiple pages. Preview will only allow you to crop things on one page at a time.
- Open the document in Preview.
- Click "Show Markup Toolbar".
- Click "Rectangular Selection" to open the functionality to crop a PDF.
- Mark the area of the file you want to keep .
- Click "Crop" on the Markup Toolbar.
PDF Candy vs Preview
|PDF Candy's "Crop PDF"||Preview's "Crop PDF"|
|Free online tool||Built-in Mac tool|
|Online resource that can be used on any device (Macbooks, PC, mobile devices, tablets)||Cannot be used on anything besides a Mac|
|Can crop several PDF pages at once||Crops every page of a PDF individually|
|Files can be saved to Google Drive, Dropbox or shared as a link||Only saves files to device|
|Simple in use||Time-consuming to learn|
Cropping PDF on Mac with PDF Candy is a simple and straightforward process that uses no resources of your computer. Save the files you create to the cloud via Google Drive or Dropbox or share them via a URL. If the created document is too large, you can reduce PDF file size on Mac in a couple of clicks.
You can also crop a PDF with multiple pages instead of processing one page at a time with Preview.
Conclusion on 2 ways to crop a PDF on Mac
Mac users usually have to pay for basic PDF editing tools or use severely limited or complicated free editors. We offer a simple, reliable, and free way to crop PDF online on macOS or any other OS. No learning curve or additional software is required.
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