Need to Reduce PDF File Size
How to Reduce the Size of a PDF File
Reduction of PDF file size is mot effectively accomplished by using PDF compressors. These PDF compressors are designed to enable PDF compression with just a few clicks that even a layperson can easily perform without any hassles. PDF compressors have advanced algorithms that are able to remove extra large or embedded fonts, graphics as well as executable files that add to file size and make it bulky. Removal of thumbnails, animation as well as metadata is also another way to reduce the size of PDF files. Images with high color resolution and a high number of pixels contribute to very high file size. It is possible to use compressors to shrink the size of images either uniformly or even selectively so that the overall PDF file size may be reduced and optimized.
PDF Compression Types
PDF compression may be lossy or lossless in nature. Lossy compression occurs when there is some loss in PDF quality as a result of the compression. At the first instance of compression, the difference in quality is quite imperceptible, but with progressive compression instances, the loss of data becomes much more pronounced. However, when lossless compression is done, the degree of compression may be a little less, but the characteristics and properties of the PDF file are preserved without any degradation or loss.