What is image compression?
Image compression is the reduction in size of an image file. The benefit of image compression is that you can reduce the size of the electronic file without actually removing the content. In other words, you can keep your image saved as a smaller file, taking up less disk space. Different types of images can be compressed, including both color and black-and-white, as well as images in different formats.
How is PDF compression unique?
PDF compression is superior to compression of other image files, do to some important properties of the format. Unlike TIFF, PDF files can be compressed a significant amount, so that the resulting file is much smaller than the original file. And unlike JPEG, PDF uses lossless compression algorithms, preventing information loss during the compression process.
Choosing a PDF image compression tool
It is evident that PDF yields the highest quality compressed images. However, there are many different compression tools available, and it may seem difficult to choose the right one. Fortunately, the choice is not as complicated as it appears. If you choose a tool like PdfCompressor from CVISION, you get all of the necessary features: high compression rates, no information loss, and even file conversion and OCR. Download the free trial version of PdfCompressor today.