Zipping PDF Files: Is it Necessary?
People looking to minimize file transfer and load times often think of zipping PDF files. This often seems like the logical solution to large PDF files: we zip files of practically every type in order to make them smaller for transfer purposes. However, zipping PDF files is not the best solution for minimizing PDF file size. PDF compression software eliminates the need for zipping PDF files, because it reduces the file size of the PDF itself without putting it in a form that needs to be unpacked at the other end.
PDF Compression Software: The Alternative to Zipping PDF Files
Zipping a PDF file is a temporary compression solution; a zipped file has to be unzipped and restored to its full size before it can be used. With PDF compression software, however, the file becomes permanently smaller. Rather than zipping PDF files, you can compress them permanently and significantly, resulting in faster loading and transfer times, as well as greatly reduced storage space.
CVISION's Alternative to Zipping PDF Files
PdfCompressor from CVISION technologies is a smart alternative to zipping PDF files. With compression rates of up to 100x, PdfCompressor completely eliminates the need to zip PDFs. A free trial version of the software is available at the download link above.