How to Shrink a PDF File
How Do I Shrink a PDF File
PDF files are known for its portability and security, but sometimes, when filled with graphics and charts, these files can be massive. These files cannot be shared because they are too large for most web-based e-mail applications. Web-based e-mails will restrict attachment sizes once they exceed five or 10 MB. It becomes a necessity to shrink a PDF file to e-mail.
Info on Shrinking a PDF File
Shrinking PDF files for e-mail is a simple process that can be done through two methods: lossy and lossless compressions. Its important to understand the methods of each compression method, as they could affect the quality of your images, graphics and videos within the PDF file. Lossy compression will diminish the quality of the file, shedding off high quality images in favor for low quality images, reducing the file size considerably. If it isn't important to maintain high quality throughout the file, then this compression will give you the results you are looking for. Lossless compression will not diminish the images and graphics within the file, but the size of the file wont be reduces as much as the lossy compression offers. Lossless compressions are usually in the form of zipping files with programs like Winzip.
Getting Started on Shrinking a PDF File
To get started on shrinking a PDF file, consider using the web based program and gain an understanding as to how it works. The web based program will compress one file at a time and leave a small watermark at the bottom. As you gain experience with the tool, visit the links above for more information.
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