I have some very large PDF files that are being created using C# and ItextSharp. One of the biggest files gets very close to the 10GB limit on file. iText will never compress an XMP metadata stream; all other content streams are compressed by default. You’ve already used the setCompressionLevel(). I want to compress a PDF file size from MB’s to KB’s (if the file size is 5 MB then it should be compressed in to KB’s like KB or KB).

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It still works but it is very close to the upper limit. In the past I’ve used Docotic.

Possibly a super simple document might get larger with this enabled, not sure and don’t feel like testing. Nov 12, They contain lots of images and text all of which is exported as one single image on the comprrssion within the PDF.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. This is some stub code that I copied from the project, it shows the settings I am using for the beginning of the PDF creation process.

Again, thank you everyone!!! If it’s a ton of images, itextsarp you compress those before you create the actual pdf? Monday, September 14, 8: You can use the GetPageContent method to get the content stream of a page, and the SetPageContent method to put it back.

PDF of kb on my desktop to a Zip folder and the Zip folder is kb in size so not much reduction occured. We have mentioned several ways compresison what content your pdf has: Since all invoices had the same background, I solved my problem by using the “template” feature of iTextSharp, where you can set up a “template” once in the file and then include it on each page. SetMargins 0, 0, 0, 0 ; iTextSharp. Free forum by Nabble.

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You need to be more specific here Because of their ignorance, they add the image as many times as there are pages. It still works but it is very close to the upper limit. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Submit a new link. You need to be certain that there are unused things in your pdf.

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I’ve been on this for 3 days now, and frankly have run out of ideas. Carlos Arturo Bernal Carvajal. It uses open source programs including iTextSharp to perform the tasks you need. This is the Pdf file after being compressed. Below is the code for anyone who may ever need it. I’m not sure if it will be applicable in your case, but I had a similar problem at a previous company when we printed well, PDFed all a customer’s invoice in a single file.

You need a human being to make that decision. Monday, September 14, 5: Forum Downloads About Contact. itexysharp

Wednesday, September 16, 2: I am guessing you want to reduce the size of Pdfs which mostly or only contain images e. Posts should be directly relevant to C Rule 4: PDF compression won’t help you in this case, but if you pass such a “bad” PDF through iTextSharp’s PdfSmartCopythen PdfSmartCopy will detect the redundant objects and reorganize the file so that objects that are repeated over and over again in the file for instance: Essentially, I have a list of folders that contain many PDF files ranging from 1MB to itetsharp in size, and the quantity of these folders keeps growing every day, so to save disk space I would like to be able to read in a PDF file once it has been processed, compress it, then save it to the designated folder location.

iText – Reduce PDF file size

Suppose that you have scanned text that is legible at its current resolution. Depending on what is in there, and what options are important to you embedded fonts, high quality images, etc. Add img ; doc. I’m reading versions before 5 are free but not recommended due to possible bugs and no support. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.


Reduce PDF file size

A minimal “Hello World” file could increase in file size when you use “full compression”. I mean if you want to reduce the size of your pdf we could also tell you to cut of pages until your pdf has the right size.

How to do this? Still some code which shows some of the stuff: You should do one of these too. So these two calls actually do the same thing. We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.

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On Tue, Jul 8, at 5: The remaining things I don’t mine like fonts,headers etc. I’m with the itexttsharp two comments about compressing the images before hand. This can be handy when you need to debug a PDF document.

All of the above won’t help you much, because good PDF creators already compress whatever can be compressed. If you let a machine decide whether or not to reduce the comptession, you’ll never be certain if the text will still be legible after “compression”. I looked at many of the free ones, such as PDFSharp, which is very good in my opinion at making PDFs, but cannot render or compress them.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. It’s been a while and I don’t remember the exact details, but there where methods similar to.