Why I Compress My PDF File.
In 1982, software vendors wrote tight code that maximized restricted hardware. The internet was in birth stage. Dial-up connections were the norm. File compressors were used to lighten the burden. In the modern world of expanded and faster machines, we tend to favor overstocked communications. The Portable Document Format is a reliable method of sharing, viewing, and printing mixed information. But because bigger is in, the size of a PDF file can span into megabytes. I compress my PDF file, because I seek to prevent wasteful storage, longer print times, slower downloads, and larger emails.
File Comparisons: Before and After I Compress My PDF File.
When displaying a detailed file listing, the Windows size property is calculated in kilobytes. Consider the following. A recent 35 page, PDF home appraisal file, complete with text, multiple photos, and form displays came in uncompressed at 3880 kb. After I applied a software tool that was designed to compress my PDF file, the size reduced by 1/3.
Methods that Will Compress My PDF File.
When I compress my PDF file, I seek foremost to preserve data integrity. If possible, I use a PDF compressor that utilizes a lossless compression algorithm. For images or repeating patterns, Zip works well to compress my PDF file. CCITT is good for monochrome or scanned images. JPEG, though a loosy compression algorithm, is usually sufficient for color images. Results should be tested before disposing of the original file. LZW and Flate compress either binary data or ASCII text, but output only binary. They best serve text compression. When purchasing software that will help compress my PDF file, I compare compression speeds, ease of use, and manufacturer reliability.