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Need to reduce filesize of PDF while changing almost nothing.

durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
I'm currently applying to graduate schools. Several of them asked for a transcript upload. Unfortunately, scanned images of my school's lovely and very busy official transcript are 2.8 Mb, whereas the maximum accepted filesize is 2 Mb because the people who made Embark are dicks.

What can I do to reduce the filesize while altering very little of the image?

Take a moment to donate what you can to the International Rescue Committee, the National Immigration Law Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the American Civil Liberties Union. There has never been a more urgent moment to do so.
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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Huh, I started googling "reduce file" and the first entry in the list below was "reduce file size pdf." I guess everyone wants to do this.

    http://blog.nitropdf.com/index.php/2008/02/11/5-tricks-to-shrinkreduce-pdf-file-size/

    Sounds like downloading a PDF printer or creator and re-saving the file might do it.

    EDIT: Also, these are just scanned images? It could help a lot just by opening them in MSPaint or some editing program and deleting large swaths of white space (or dot-specked space). Here's a random photocopied doc I found online to illustrate:

    rom100108.gif

    Cleaned up:
    rom1001082.gif

    This gif goes from 49k to 36k. Of course I didn't do a perfectly clean job either.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Ah, both nice ideas. Thanks for the tips, I'll do this tonight and see how it works.

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  • ChalkbotChalkbot Registered User
    edited October 2009
    For a PDF printer, download CutePDF (free and safe) and you can reprint them to new PDFs.

    Also, if you know of anyone with a copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional, there is a "Reduce file size" option in the File pull-down I believe.

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  • Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I have acrobat if you need it done, shoot me a PM.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Chalkbot wrote: »
    For a PDF printer, download CutePDF (free and safe) and you can reprint them to new PDFs.

    Also, if you know of anyone with a copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional, there is a "Reduce file size" option in the File pull-down I believe.

    PDF Creator also does the trick.

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