The Need to Shrink Some Files
Some files contain a great deal of data, and as a result their size grows to an inconvenient level. Graphics take up the most space, and so PDF files containing images often pose problems during uploading, printing, and other processes. To eliminate these problems, you can shrink the size of PDF files to a more manageable level.
Difference Between Shrinking PDF Files and Other Files
When compressing files, especially those where the resolution of the image is important, quality loss is a major concern. When this is an issue, the difference between PDF compressing and JPEG compression becomes important. JPEG files result in significant reduction in quality, while PDF files support lossless compression algorithms, meaning that information is not actually lost. For this reason, PDF compression is generally preferable to JPEG compression.
How to Shrink the Size of a PDF File
In order to shrink a PDF file, you need PDF compression software designed for that purpose. PDF compression tools are able to store the information from PDF files more efficiently, so that the files take up less space. One leading PDF compression tool is PdfCompression from CVISION. To see how effectively PdfCompressor works, download the free trial version and test it out.