Using Filters in Lion 10.7 #1

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dkong opened this Issue Sep 3, 2012 · 5 comments

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@dkong
dkong commented Sep 3, 2012

In Lion, the *.qfilter files should be copied to the following location:

/Library/Filters

The filters will NOT show up in Preview if the files are copied to the user's folder (~/Library/Filters)

@andypiper

Alternatively, in Mountain Lion, since there is no /Library/Filters folder by default, you can put them in /Library/PDF Services

@emetselaar

Thanks for the tip guys

@joshcarr
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Updated README, thanks for the feedback.

@joshcarr joshcarr closed this Aug 18, 2016
@sebastienbarre

Just for whoever reads this issue in the future. Reduce File Size.qfilter is actually in /System/Library/Filters on macOS Sierra. While it is tempting to put more filters there, this can't be done since that directory is protected (sudo won't help).

@sebastienbarre
sebastienbarre commented Nov 12, 2016 edited

The drawback of putting the filters in /Library/PDF Services is that all filters will show up in the "PDF" pop-up menu found at the bottom of the Print dialog (where you will select "Open PDF in Preview"). For this reason I suggest keeping all these filters in a Filters sub-directory (e.g. /Library/PDF Services/Filters). This will only add one entry to the "PDF" menu (e.g. "Filters"), but the "Quartz Filter" menu will automatically visit the "Filters" sub-directory and populate itself.

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