PDF Shrink Application
A PDF shrink application, or PDF compression tool, is the software used for reducing the size of PDF files. A good PDF shrink application can compress PDF files to a small fraction of their original size while retaining their contents. PDF shrink applications have many uses, from freeing hard drive space to making PDF files suitable for emailing and web publishing.
How PDF Shrink Applications Work
Although the algorithms employed by PDF shrink applications are too complicated to accurately describe in this article, it is important to know that there are two basic types of PDF compression algorithm: lossy and lossless. Lossy compression can achieve the greatest compression, but odes so at some detriment to image quality. Lossless compression, while unable to achieve the same compression rates as lossy compression, retains the original fidelity of the file being compressed. A type of lossy compression called perceptibly lossless compression is being used more and more, since it provides the extreme compression of a lossy compression algorithm but does not result in any quality loss visible to the human eye.
A PDF Shrink Application from CVISION Technologies, Inc.
Our PdfCompressor software is a multi-functional PDF shrink application. In addition to powerful perceptibly lossless PDF compression, PdfCompressor includes our super-accurate OCR engine to make your PDF documents text-searchable. You can download a free trial version by clicking the link above.