What is PDF Condensation?
PDF is the abbreviation for Portable Document File and is the most widely used file format capable of holding large volumes of data, for high speed document exchange. PDF condensation refers to reducing the size of huge files containing images, graphics, flowcharts, etc, thereby making them compact enough to be easily transferred or shared. The data file is condensed or abridged in order to reduce the size of the file.
How Can a PDF Be Condensed?
Condensing a PDF can be done by choosing "Reduce file size'' option in the File Menu. Remove most of the avoidable extras such as spaces, annotations, style fonts, etc. Changing the image to grayscale helps reduce the file size considerably. Condensation methods like data sampling or data density retention can be used. The user has to be careful and ensure that important contents are not condensed and save the data before condensation. With increasing amounts of data and computational power going higher, high speed character and pattern recognition systems in place, massive and noisy data have to be handled. Currently for PDF condensation, data is merged and repositioned by application of an electrostatic type field to the data. The data from the same class are grouped and data from different classes are repelled. This classification helps to organize the data and condense it to reduce the overall PDF size.
What are the Advantages of PDF File Condensing?
PDF documents which are huge in size are bulky and difficult for handling and transmission. They also take up more storage space and time for the transfer. By condensing large PDF documents users save time, cost, manual effort, and transmission difficulties. Costs for download or upload are greatly reduced. PDF condensation is necessary for data analysis. Attaching condensed PDF to an email is easier and faster thereby avoiding transmission delay.