[texhax] Smaller image-heavy pdf

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Sat Nov 24 16:08:45 CET 2018

On Sat, 24 Nov 2018 14:19:40 +0000, Daniel Nemenyi stated:

>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

I don't know if this will help you or not, but the full version of Adobe
Acrobat DC has several options to reduce PDF sizes.


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