Reasons for Reduction
The Portable Document Format (or pdf) is widely used all over the world and enables the user to capture and view information from any system and application. The pdf format is a versatile one, is user-friendly and completely secure. The problem comes up when this type of file has to be transmitted, as size then becomes a critical factor. The source document is usually larger than the pdf file, but due to images, fonts and video in the pdf file, it has to be reduced in size if it is to be transferred to another location. Then pdf file reduction is the only option.
If there is a need for posting on a web page, send as an attachment or save to a disk, pdf file reduction or compression of a pdf file becomes necessary. Most acrobat writing programs have file reduction options and these could be used to compress the pdf file. Then there are pdf compression tools, which are fast and easy to use utilities, which help reduce the actual size of the pdf files. The compression tool compresses the images, text and any graphics that are in the pdf file. The tool also deletes any unneeded elements in the pdf file. This ensures that the file is reduced considerably in size and can be transmitted easily.
The most recent technologies for pdf file reduction ensure that there is significant reduction for enabling different uses and applications. Current software uses the latest in image compression technology and formats to create the most compact and web-friendly pdf files. This software compresses black and white scans 5 to ten times and color scans are reduced by 10-100 x which reduces the pdf file to a considerable extent. There is maximum data retention, in spite of the high levels of compression of the pdf file. The pdf file reduction could be of two types, one where the compression is of a high level but there is some loss of image quality and the other where the quality of the content is conserved, but the extent of reduction would be less.