How to Compress an Adobe Portfolio File to Email?

I have a portfolio that I have created with Adobe 9 and cannot do anything with it:)

It is 105MB and I have tried compressing it with Zip and that does not make it any smaller.  I would like to be able to email it.

Any ideas?
RobisonbrianAsked:
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
What exactly is your problem with the optimizer?
First, you should run an audit to find out where exactly you have a size problem.
On the left side, you see a list of categories, you need to make sure that "Images" is selected. You can also work with any of the other categories, but that depends on the result of the audit.
On teh "Image Settings" dialog, you need to turn the downsampling option to one of the downsample settings (bicubic usually gives the best image quality results). Then you need to select an output compression method - this depends on what kind of images you have, and what kind of clients you want to support (e.g. JBIG2 got introduced - I think - in Acrobat 6, so it would not be compatible with Reader 5). The defaults offered are probably a good start - JPEG2000/JPEG and JBIG2. Then you need to select above which resolution images should get downsampled and to what resolution. That should do it...
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
PDF files already contain compressed content. Usually when you try to re-compress something that is already compressed, the file does not get any smaller - in some cases it may end up getting larger.
What is the sum of the individual files in the portfolio? If you want a smaller portfolio, you need to start with smaller files. What type of files did you add to your portfolio? If its just PDF files, you can use Acrobat 9 to make the individual files smaller. Do you know how to use the optimizer in Acrobat 9?
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billmercerCommented:
Rather than emailing a very large file, I suggest you upload the file to a file hosting service, and email a link to the file for others to download.

Sending large files by email is not only unreliable, it can also cause serious problems for some recipients. It's far better to give the recipient the choice of when and where to download your file.

Several free file hosting services exist, such as
  http://www.filedropper.com/
  http://filefactory.com/
 

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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
If you created this with Adobe Acrobat Pro, then there is an option to reduce the file size.  (File > Reduce File Size)    Use that first before you do anything more and see where you are..  

IF you are creating something this size, you must be embedding some high res graphics into it.  You may reconsider this, and compress them first before you embed them..

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RobisonbrianAuthor Commented:
khkremer:

the documents I have in the portfolio are 99% Adobe files. The other 1% consists of a short video that is not very large.  I have one folder that consists of a e-book and it appears that most of the PDFs size is coming from the pictures there
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RobisonbrianAuthor Commented:
Fatal_Exception:

I've been trying to file reduce command today, and that really does not do much. In some cases it makes a larger :(.  This is really baffling me as I did not have anything more than files that were converted from Word into Adobe files.

Thanks for your help
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RobisonbrianAuthor Commented:
khkremer:

Sorry I missed your question about the optimizer.  I've been trying to use that to reduce the file size with the pictures but I must be doing something wrong. I even have my "Adobe and the classroom" book next to me which only has one paragraph on file compression. Thanks for your help
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RobisonbrianAuthor Commented:
Is there any software that I can buy compress these files?  Or a website I can go to?  I I will need to do this several more times.  Thanks for all your help.
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billmercerCommented:
PDFs are already compressed.

You're probably not going to be able to further reduce the size of your file unless you reduce the resolution of images in it.

This will mean a reduction in image quality, but whether this quality difference is enough to be noticeable depends on your original file quality. If your original images use an excessively high resolution, then you may not notice a difference.

How many images are there in this document? How big are the originals? How important is it that the images retain their original size and resolution?

That said, uploading the file as-is to a download site and sending a link will be much more reliable than emailing a large attachment, even if you do manage to reduce it significantly in size.

 

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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
I have always liked the Upload idea, and use it myself whenever I have to deliver a large package to one of my users in a remote location..  For instance, I use the site "A Drive".   Free for an account with 50 GB of storage.  

http://www.adrive.com/

For instance,I will put custom install packages on that are sometimes up to 500 MB in size, and the download speeds to my users reach up to 800 kb/s...  very fast.  just dump it there, and you can create a direct download link for whoever you need to send it to..

Bill may just have the one sure way to resolve your problem..

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