I'm in search of a PDF reader capable of stripping the white background of a pdf page and applying a theme in place of it.

For example, I use Ibouquiniste on my iOS devices: it has the capability of putting a very paperlike theme in place of the eye-annoying white background.

Is there anything similar for Mac?

  • modifying existing or creating new document. – Ruskes Aug 4 '15 at 15:47
  • You might looking at adding a watermark giving that kind of texture. (but then, why??) – Max Wyss Aug 4 '15 at 21:42
  • I'd prefer not to modify or editing files. I want an app capable of adding textured background on the fly. Many apps for ios and android do that, I cannot understand why one cannot have it on a desktop machine.. – MadHatter Aug 4 '15 at 22:26
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    Probably a question of history. PDFs were developed out of the postscript language (for printing). Desktop computers still treat PDFs like a pre-print document hence historically they were not looking to add features that make the documents look different from the printed page. Conversely printing is not well-supported on mobile devices so adding backgrounds is not contrary to intent of the technology. – AllInOne Aug 13 '15 at 22:02

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