How does file compression work?
File compression is especially important for image files, which contain a great deal of detailed information that takes up disk space. Sometimes, you may wish to reduce the size of a file without changing the contents themselves in any way. Fortunately, this is possible thanks to file compression, which restructures the data in a file to store it more efficiently. When you use some compression programs, file compression can be performed without any loss of content.
File compression for Kofax Capture and similar tools
When you want to compress a scanned document that you will automate with a tool like Kofax Capture, it is important for the compression to yield an image that remains high in quality. For this, it is essential that you use a compression tool that makes use of lossless compression algorithms. Data capture works best with high-resolution, high quality files.
Best file compression software
If you are interested in a tool that combines file compression with text recognition, consider a program like PdfCompressor from CVISION. First, PdfCompressor converts files into PDF from ten different image formats. This is important for the next step, because PDF is unique in its ability to support lossless compression algorithms along with high compression rates. Next, PdfCompressor shrinks the file and OCRs it to make it text-searchable, leaving you with a fully searchable, editable file in a manageable size. To see this process for yourself, download the free trial version of PdfCompressor.