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Topic: Acrobat and jpeg compression
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 107591
From: froggyac
Date: 3/13/2004 04:06 AM

Hi All,

I am trying to solve a puzzle here, please help.

A user on my system created a Word document that is ~43 MB. When it was converted to a PDF using Acrobat Distiller, the resulting PDF is ~54 MB. The word document contains a lot of images which are obtained by:

1 - Acrobat -> File -> Import -> Scan
2 - image is scanned by HP 740c
3 - Acrobat -> File -> Save As -> image1.jpeg
4 - Open up Word -> Insert -> Picture -> From File
5 - Select scanned image

We have other Word documents within the system that are about the same size and content. The images in these documents are scanned using a different scanner and via the scanner's application directly. The resulting PDFs of these documents are usually under 5KB.


Q: Does Acrobat use any type of compression when saving images as JPEGs?

Q: Does Distiller treat Acrobat JPEGs any different from JPEGs created from other applications?

Thank you in advance for your help,


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