Scanned PDF compression is commonly used to compress scanned PDF documents. In terms of computers, compressing scanned files translates into the reduction in the size of files, so that one can save space and transmission time. This is achieved either by compressing the data content or the entire transmission unit. The problem with scanned PDF documents is that these files are huge is size and hence occupies large storage space. These scanned PDF files tend to be very large, especially when they contain both text and images. This causes a need for larger storage space and longer duration to transfer the files. Scanned PDF compression comes in handy here.
Scanned PDF compression helps to reduce the file size while maintaining the quality of the original software. Scanned PDF compression can also remove text annotations, page labels, bookmarks etc. Some packages also have special graphic interfaces.
Scanned PDF compression reduces entire folders and drives of data stored in PDF format. Scanned PDF compression helps to store files, subfolders and folders in a compressed form while maintaining their original structure. This makes it easy to retrieve data upon decompression. Further, one can set up for watched folders, so that the software automatically compresses newly added PDF files. Some packages can compress folders into one tenth the original size.
Scanned PDF compression reduces the file size by condensing image, text and graphics. It removes unused elements, metadata, bookmarks, thumbnails, comments, etc. from the document. The compression feature includes optional encryption of PDF content. Scanned PDF compression makes a very compact, fast, web view file which can be easily transferred and it also occupies less storage space. It has the ability to process entire folders of PDF files.
Scanned PDF compression can come in especially handy in creating and uploading data to the web. The important concern in compression of PDF files is to compress files without loss of key data or reduction in quality. Compression achieved without any change to the original bitmap is called lossless compression. Scanned PDF compression is able to distinguish between noise and signal in the file.