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I received a huge pdf doent (750k) that needs to be reduced in file size for web-posting. So, I opened in Photoshop, discovered it was 300dpi, converted it down to 72dpi, and re-saved as a Photoshop .pdf. Turns out to be way BIGGER (1.5MG) file size than the original! What happened? And how can I otherwise reduce the file size of a monster .pdf? - Hank [email]hzangaranpc.org[/email]...

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    Default Help! re:PDFs

    I received a huge pdf doent (750k) that needs to be reduced in file size for web-posting.

    So, I opened in Photoshop, discovered it was 300dpi, converted it down to 72dpi, and re-saved as a Photoshop .pdf.

    Turns out to be way BIGGER (1.5MG) file size than the original!

    What happened? And how can I otherwise reduce the file size of a monster .pdf?

    - Hank

    [email]hzangaranpc.org[/email]
    Hank Zangara Guest

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    You think 750K is HUGE? Oh dear - I'm working 4.5MB files that get posted to the web. And that's smaller than they were.
    JoAnn Amerson Guest

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    Default Help! re:PDFs

    All you did was change the DPI? Well, that won't actually change the
    file, I don't think. If you want to make the image(s) smaller, you have
    to resample them, which means changing the number of pixels rather than
    changing the DPI. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with DPI, the number of
    pixels will remain the same - only the appearance of the image will
    change. But still, even just changing the DPI should have lead to a
    file of the same size. That said, maybe PSE resampled the images and
    stored more information, or maybe it stored font information that wasn't
    in the original (which can sometimes make a big difference).

    Vicky Bilaniuk Guest

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