Smaller Scanned File
Is it possible to create a smaller scanned file? Are you aware of how you can carry out a reduction of the file size of a scanned document? If not then here are few simple tips to help you out in reducing the file size of your document.
How to Convert Scanned Files to Smaller Sizes
Most scanned files are converted into PDF versions for storage. But after conversion, even the text is stored in the form of an image, along with graphics and charts that can increase the size of a file. These files are very large and bulky to send over the internet as they are essential copies of the images created after scanning. In order to create a smaller scanned file in PDF, you will have to convert the image PDF into an image + text PDF that is smaller in size. This scanned file is now easier to send over the internet as it contains text plus images that have been compressed by compression algorithms present in the PDF file. The newer Optical Character Recognition systems can now convert created files into a PDF file that has images and invisible layer of text overlying the images. This ensures that a smaller scanned file and an easier way to send the file over the internet. Another option to create smaller scanned files is to remove all embedded fonts in the PDF file. Every user will have fonts embedded with their system so sending fonts again is a waste of space. This will not affect the quality of the file and even if the user does not have the fonts you have specified, ADOBE will display the file with convenient fonts.
Easy Ways to Carry It Out!
Decreasing the resolution of all embedded images is another method of ensuring that the files are reduced in size. The lower the resolution the smaller the scanned file size! Although these are easy methods of decreasing the file size, you will have to do it manually. The easiest method is using free compression programs present on the internet to create smaller scanned files. And if you have the latest ADOBE software; the it has inbuilt compression algorithms that can automatically reduce scanned PDF image sizes to as small as possible.