Scan PDF Smaller File Size
PDF or Portable Document Format is one of the most famous formats for storing scanned documents. These scanned documents are always stored as image files irrespective of their content. These files may even contain other images and graphics. This means that the file size will be huge. Transferring such large files over the web can be quite annoying. It is a waste of time as well as money. Therefore you have to scan PDF files and store them using smaller file sizes.
To scan PDF to smaller file sizes, PDF merger software and compression software can be used. The merger software can help in merging two or more PDF file thereby considerably reducing the space occupies. The compression software is designed to reduce the scanned PDF files to smaller sizes using various techniques such as removing unnecessary spaces and line breaks, reducing the resolution of image files etc. Some compression techniques such as JPEG compression will discard the information that it deems as unnecessary. But this also decreases the quality of the image file to some extent.
Resolution of the scanned document also plays an important role. The lower the resolution, smaller will be the scan PDF file size. Although quality of the images used might be important in some cases, it is irrelevant in most. Other additional information such as the colors used in the document could be of no use, especially for text files. The unwanted information is removed by the compression software.
Another way to get smaller scanned PDF file sizes is to reduce the number of fonts used in the document. Removing just one font type can reduce the document size by as much as 40k of memory space.
Although PDF file format is one of the most preferred formats in the world, it has its own disadvantages. Large size files cannot be transmitted over the net on time leading to huge losses. This can be minimized by following the above techniques to reduce the scanned PDF files to sizes as low as possible eliminating the only disadvantage of PDF files!