Problems Faced with an Adobe File
An Adobe file or Adobe PDF file, which is usually created by scanning a document into the computer is usually of a big size and occupies a large portion of memory in the hard disk of the computer. This is because of the exact format of the original document being captured in the PDF (Portable Document Format) file. This may include the same text format, color and font of text, page layout and background, etc. But sharing of such big files over the internet through e-mail attachments or any other method is difficult and may take a lot of valuable time, which may be used for other tasks.
Solution to the Problem
To make these files easily transferable, they need to be compressed to make available the entire data in the file, but with just a few minor changes which are hardly noticeable at an instance, and hence reducing the memory capacity of the PDF file. Compressing the PDF file may be done by using the ZIP option, which reduces the size of the file automatically by simply moving the file to a compressed zip folder. The other way of compressing the Adobe file is by using specific Adobe related software itself.
How These Software Work
With the help of the Adobe related software, first of all you can select if you want the compression to be lossy or lossless. In lossy compression a little bit of data may be lost but will not make a major difference in the compressed file. Whereas, lossless means compression will be done keeping in mind to compress the file but not at the cost of loosing data. The software also has specific options for compression of images and compression of text. The compression of images may sometimes reduce the quality but only to a limit and hence be lossy compression. The text and page layout compression may be lossless. Thus, compressing Adobe files does not require a complex process to be carried out or the download of many technically advanced expensive software but just a little knowledge of the technical know-how of the easy-to-use software.