Scanned document conversion software is always an asset in the corporate world. Most of the times, the output converted document is in PDF format. Portable Document Format is a very useful and flexible format which is portable across every platform. But there are instances when the final PDF file is huge, in terms of disk size. This makes it very difficult for it to be transferred over a network. Therefore a user must look for some kind of technique for OCR PDF compression. This can be accomplished by either manually compressing the document, with the help of some tricks or by specialized software.
OCR PDF compression can be done like any other text compression algorithm. Lossless compression is used for compressing texts, as there is no loss in quality in such algorithms. As a rule of thumb, redundant strings are replaced with just one instance and then decompressed in the opposite way. Adaptive Huffman technique, LZW algorithm and Run Length Encoding are few of the popular algorithms for compressing text. They are mostly combined to give a very high compression ratio. Manually OCR PDF compression can be done many ways. One method is to use the predefined optimize option which comes with most of the PDF processing software. Removing all unused font information and hyperlinks can result in a substantial reduction of the file size. Also remove all unnecessary and unused external objects such as images, from the PDF file. OCR PDF compression can also be done with third party software. They can be easily found on the net and a simple Google search would reveal hundreds of software options. Most of them would have a free trial period and a free download. Check out their features and then buy if it suits all your needs. OCR PDF compression software also compresses any imported images and has other sophisticated algorithms to squeeze in that redundant space.
OCR PDF compression software would hence help you to upload your PDF files to any network data storage faster. This is also the same in case of email attachments, where multiple PDF files can be compressed into one single compressed archive. For companies, this would dramatically increase their productivity by saving time.