What is a batch PDF compression tool
PDF compression is important to know and understand, especially when you have trouble e-mailing your files because of its size. But when you are faced with a large number of PDF files that are beyond the attachment size limit, a batch PDF compression tool will solve your problem. Batch PDF compression tools will take a large number of PDFs and reduce its size. The reduction though, could affect the quality of the images or videos found within the PDFs.
Understanding the compression methods of batch PDF compression tools
Batch PDF compression tools offer two forms of compression methods, and understanding both will guarantee your expected quality of the contents of each PDF. Lossy and lossless methods of compression will compress your data, but lossy compression will alter its quality, whereas lossless compression will leave everything unaffected, but not compress it as well as a lossy compression will. Lossy compressions offer the maximum compression as it will reduce a picture quality or decrease the overall quality of any charts found. If you plan on showing your PDFs as a presentation, this method will work against you. Lossless compression works by zipping files with programs like Winzip, but it might not shave off enough bytes.
Where to find batch PDF compression tools
A Batch PDF compression tool can be found through an internet search. Many of the programs available are either free or available on a free trial basis. Free programs may not get the job done as well as a paid program, and many of them lack the batch compression option. It’s best to experiment with a free tool, and then buy the commercial version when you know what you are looking for.