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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:22
Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:15
I have found Sumatra PDF to be the fastest (and also the most light-weight on system resources)... http://blog.kowalczy...pdf-reader.html
Does Foxit have PDF forms support?
Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:27
Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:35
Posted 17 October 2012 - 23:39
Posted 18 October 2012 - 00:41
Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:29
Maybe smallest PDF reader, but not fastest by any means. Adobe Reader is very fast rendering complex pages. And also for comparison I just tested Sumatra PDF portable version, and it has noticeable worse text rendering than Adobe Reader.
Here is a comparison of text rendering. Done at presentation i.e. full screen, 1920x1200, the bitmapped image is zoomed to 300%.
Left one is Adobe Reader, right one is Sumatra. At 100%, Adobe Reader looks great, easy to read and smooth text. Sumatra looked slightly jagged.
I've still to find another PDF-reader that is as fast and renders text and graphics as good as Adobe Reader. I've tested Foxit earlier, but not the latest one. Didn't find it to be as good as many say, but worth a new try I guess.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:35
Test with complex vector diagrams instead (they stress the PDF reader a lot more than just text). In my case, I refer to many (vector based) circuit diagrams, and I need something that renders as fast as possible, while panning around and zooming in and out on the document.
For example, try this file: http://www.jordansma...ce%20Manual.pdf
Pages 34 and 35 contain a complex PCB diagram (vector based, not bitmap). Pages 67 and 68 contain a complex circuit diagram. They should take a few seconds to render either way (at least that's the case on my Core 2 processor).
Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:50
Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:01
Adobe Reader or bust for me. I don't begrudge it the use of ~100MB of RAM, and it's nice and fast. It's also boatloads more secure (actually important), supports more features and generally does a better job rendering. I've found Foxit to be a bit iffy with PDFs now and then.
Thanks for the heads up!
Definately sticking with Adobe Reader. The alternatives don't even come close to being good for various reasons.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:16
Posted 22 October 2012 - 19:58
So when does the first critical patch come out? Tomorrow?