Johannes Lechner – Mobile Developer & Consultant

2. July 2009

Compressing PDFs containing images

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Maybe your personal document management system is nothing more than a bunch of cleverly named PDF files from scans of your dreaded paper documents. Mine is (and works fine, thank you). Only when I need to send out a couple of documents via email it gets ugly. Each page in a document takes up about 3MB, which is totally unacceptable if you don’t want to look like a complete idiot to the receiver of the email. So you’ll open up your document in Preview and search for that “Compress PDF File” button. And that second you’ll find out that there is none such and you just die a little inside. BUT, but there’s hope…

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