Why Do You Need to Reduce Scanned Adobe PDF?
When you scan images through a high quality scanner, it gives you various options for saving the image file. You can save it as a jpg or a tiff, or you can convert the images directly into an adobe PDF file. However, the latter option has a drawback - usually the scanners process image files at high resolutions of 300 dpi or more, and the output images also have a correspondingly high file size. This makes it inconvenient to store or send the files over email, particularly if you have scanned a large number PDF pages. Even after converting the images into a PDF you still need to reduce scanned adobe PDF in order to decrease the file size.
Techniques to Reduce Scanned Adobe PDF
You can reduce scanned adobe PDF files in several ways. You can export each page of the adobe PDF into separate image files, and then use an image compressor to reduce the scanned image size. Image compressors have several options, such as maintain original image ratio, control the quality of the output image etc. Or you can use Acrobat itself to optimize and reduce the scanned adobe PDF file.
Options to Reduce Scanned Adobe PDF
Acrobat offers several options to reduce scanned adobe PDF files. You can print to a file, choosing options such as print to screen or print to media, and also choosing whether you want to fit the page to screen or paper. In order to reduce file size to a large extent you should choose print to screen, since this optimizes the output file for viewing on a computer screen, and lowers its resolution. Similarly, fitting the page to screen rather than paper reduces scanned adobe PDF file size to a higher extent than fitting it to paper.