A friend of mine recently moved from Mac to Windows and I have one of his use cases that I am not able to help him transport (in the most mutatis mutandis way for him) to Windows.
Under Mac he was using Mactex with TexShop and Preview and was doing a
latex dvisps ps2pdf on a huge
tex file using PsTricks to produce a pdf with a thousand of graphs etc. Then, in this pdf file open with Preview (the default Mac pdf viewer), he was cropping a given graph and was saving the crop into a pdf file, and was then including (with
includegraphics) this pdf graph into other tex files compiled as pdf.
The resulting quality was perfect, meaning, the graph quality inside the original huge graphs only pdf was identical to the same graph quality in other pdf files. (Up to more than a 4000% zoom.)
Now, he's trying to do the same under windows, and doesn't naturally want to separate his huge graph tex file into thousands of separate one-graph tex files to produce eps files from them and include the eps files where needed. He is using TexMaker and Texmaker's embedded pdf viewer doesn't have a crop function. Windows 10 snipping tool does the job, naturally with an awful quality already without even having to zoom, and acrobat reader (the freeware) doesn't help also.
What would you guys recommand ?