Re: How to reduce pdf file size with open source software?
On 09/24/2007 09:49 AM, Wei Wang wrote:
> What kind of pictures do you have? Are they complex scene like pictures
> or simple pattern based chart? You could try to convert them to JPG by
> using low compression ratio and decrease resolution if possible. In
> addition, it would be better you import those pictures into OOo Writer
> and then export as PDFs. In the options of exporting PDF popup window,
> there is an option of adjusting quality and DPI of target PDF files.
> On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 02:40 -0500, Mumia W.. wrote:
>> On 09/24/2007 12:37 AM, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
>>> [...] However, the pdf file
>>> sizes were around 1.6MB each. At this point, I I couldn't figure out
>>> how to reduce the file size. I searched the aptitude repositories and
>>> google but I couldn't find a proper solution.
Here's how I just handled a similar challenge. This is a real Rube
Goldberg solution, but it worked...
My wife handed me an OOo page saved as an 8.4 Mb .doc file with 8 X 1Mb
embedded images sized to fit on the page with some text. She asked me
to put that up on her web page, but clearly there had to be a better way
to a) create such a page using scaled images, and b) upload it so it
would be accessible as smaller download.
After trying with little success to print or export the page to pdf
(file size still too big), I took a screen shot! Bingo, success. I
used imagemagick ($ import foo.jpg). New file: 125kb.
Hope this may help,