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Topic: Optimizing PDF filesize
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 103206
From: renzop
Date: 1/5/2004 07:02 AM

Hi -

I am using Photoshop 7 on a Mac to layout some color images and some newspaper clippings. I want to convert these photoshop files into PDFs, but I am observing that sometimes the PDFs are larger in filesize than the PSDs, and generally the PDFs are a couple of MBs, too large to put onto my website. I'd like to optimize the PDF filesize. To convert the Photoshop files into PDFs, I save them as Photoshop PDF.

So, my general question is: how can I optimize the PDF filesize? Do I need to flatten layers? Do I need to use Print...-> Save as PDF... instead of Save As Photoshop PDF? Since the press clippings are basically text, I imagine there would be a lot of room to reduce the size here, even though they are originally scanned as images - is there a good strategy to optimize here?

Thanks for any hints and suggestions


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