Methods to Resize a PDF File
The Portable Document File abbreviated as PDF is universally established as the most secure and efficient file format for document viewing, storage and exchange. PDF format is compatible on any computer platform and stable while handling multi page and multiple documents. However, large sized PDFs are difficult to transfer or download. A PDF compression software tool has to be installed and the output PDF is compressed in size while retaining the content quality. One of the two compression techniques, Lossy or Lossless methods should be used to reduce the PDF size and resize it to required level. Using lossy compression PDF is resized but the lost data cannot be recovered completely. Lossless compression will not reduce the quality of the images but the resizing of the file will be less effective than the lossy compression.
Need for PDF File Resize
The main intent in introducing the PDF as the standard format was for easy and faster document exchange. However, the PDF being used by multiple users who revise or modify the document, constant exchange and inclusion of images, graphs, or tables into the document increases its size enormously. This increase in size is not acceptable either to the user or the data exchange network for fast data transmission. Transactions with huge PDF document sizes get cumbersome. To make PDF easier to handle, we need to modify its contents and resize it to manageable levels. So the PDF has to be resized.
What are the Advantages of Resizing the PDF Document?
The main advantage is PDF file resizing is you can send the reduced size PDF file easily without taking much time. It does not use up much of the bandwidth nor take much space of the system memory. Attaching smaller PDF documents while emailing is needed to save time for sending the file. By resizing the PDF file the email recipient could open or download the attachment and view the file faster. PDF file resizing is very useful since data transfer across the network gets faster, easier, and less expensive.