[texhax] Smaller image-heavy pdf

Daniel Nemenyi daniel at pompo.co
Sat Nov 24 15:19:40 CET 2018

Dear all,

Would anyone be able to recomend a strategy for generating an 
image-heavy pdf with a smaller filesize, say, for email 
distribution, as well as the regular one for print? I currently 
employ a ghostscript command to reduce my print-size pdf for me 
[0], and it does what I'd like it to but unfortunately it breaks 
all my \url{} and \href{}{} links. Maybe someone knows a bit of 
ghostscript magic?

I've tried pdfsizeopt [1] which reduces the size of a 87M pdf to 
78M, but I'm more aiming for something like the 3.4M that 
ghostscript outputs.


[0] $ gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 
-sOutputFile=output.pdf input.pdf

[1] https://github.com/pts/pdfsizeopt

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