What is image compression?
Image compression, and file compression more generally, is the reduction in size of scanned files. Image files contain a lot of data and therefore take up an inconvenient amount of disk space. Fortunately, you can preserve the same image while reducing the amount of space that it takes up. This is possible thanks to file compression tools, which use different algorithms depending on the file format to compress image files.
Compressing your library of scanned files
Some people suddenly realize that their entire library of scanned files is too bulky for their needs, either because they decide to upload documents to the web or because they simply begin to run out of space. Though it may seem like a daunting task to compress an entire library, this is make extremely easy with the help of a bulk file compression tool. Such programs have batch processing capabilities that enable them to shrink large groups of files at once.
Image compression software for your library
If you have a library of scanned images that you would like to compress, you will need to use an industrial-strength tool like PdfCompressor from CVISION. PdfCompressor has the power to compress files in bulk, and it also has the ability to convert other image formats into PDF, compress them, and OCR them, all in a single step. You can learn how to use PdfCompressor when you download the free trial version.