Why Should the PDF File Size Be Compressed?
The Portable Document File abbreviated as PDF is the most secure and efficient file format introduced by Adobe Systems for document viewing, exchange and also long term record keeping. But, the PDF tends to be loaded with images and high volume of data, which increase its size to a great extent. Huge sized PDF documents are difficult to attach during emailing and take a long time to download and view due to email transmission protocols. Hence, before transmission of large sized PDF documents it is better to compress them to normal size.
What are the Benefits of Using PDF Compression Software?
There are several benefits of using PDF compression software for compressing the PDF document. The main advantages are that information exchange across the network is made faster, easier, and less expensive by compressing the PDF size. It does not use up much of the bandwidth nor take too much space of the system memory. Also, by decreasing PDF file the recipient of your email would get the smaller sized file and it would be easier to open or download the attachment and view the file.
How Can You Compress the PDF?
There are several PDF compression software tools available for download on the internet. The software has to be installed and the output PDF would be reduced in size while retaining the format and contents intact. Two compression techniques, Lossy and Lossless methods are available to reduce the PDF size. The lossy compression compresses file size, but the data that is shrunk in the PDF cannot be recovered completely. If high quality images are not a priority for the user, this method can be used. Lossless compression will not reduce the images and graphics within the file, but the file compression will be lesser than that by the lossy compression. Both the methods can be used as and when required. The PDF will be compressed and easy to handle or transmit through email.