Why to Shrink PDF Files?
People who use e-mail as well as other applications online are very likely to come across PDF or Portable Document Formats that have become quite useful around the world. PDF files are useful as these have special encryption and password protection properties that prove to be extremely useful when it comes to data security and storage. The starting point in effective document management is creation of PDFs. When it comes to utilizing these PDFs for data storage or for transmission, the dimension of the files becomes quite important as well as of essence. Large files are not amenable to effective transmission by e-mail and could also create problems in terms of downloading from the net due to the heavy size of large files. Large PDF files are a function of the program and the data contained in the concerned file which adds to its size.
How Do I Shrink a PDF File?
One can shrink a PDF file by using the many compressors that are easily available online as well as in retail stores offline. These compressors have at their heart and core specially conceptualized as well as coded algorithms that are able to act on the input uncompressed PDF files and return compressed PDF files such that compression is up to even 100X which is again a factor of the sophistication of the PDF compressor being used. Shrinking PDF files is not such a tough task as the software works on the backend leaving the user just to perform a few simple tasks or steps which they can master in quite a short period of time. There is no need for any complex steps or programming to be followed and PDF compression can be done by laymen with basic computer skills.
Properties of Good Compressors
PDF compressors are able to act on files by being able to remove quite a few features of PDF files that add to file size including very large font sizes as well as color resolution that involves a number of pixels too. Many files have metadata as well as graphics and elaborate animation that need to be removed so that the essential aspects of the PDF file are retained but with low usage of space, essentially shrinking the files.