Solved

CutePDF - trying to make the file smaller

Posted on 2015-01-19
2
690 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-19
Been using / recommending Cute PDF for a long time. It hasn't been an issue till recently but now doing larger things, etc. - file size is bigger than I need.  Today, had a PDF someone sent me - 1MB in size. I rotated it and wanted to save it with CutePDF.  came in at 2MB.  Read the CutePDF FAQ and changed to -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer and that got it to 1.7MB.  still larger than I started with.  advice?
0
Comment
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:Aaron
Aaron earned 150 total points
ID: 40558461
I think when you are saving it in cutePDF your default resolutions and such might be higher. It is possible to save a 300DPI image at 600DPI for instance. It will still look like 300 but will take the space a 600 would. I would look at the save settings to check the formatting that is there. Just be careful as some of the things you change can really make it look bad. Is there a specific reason that this changing the file to a larger size is causing a problem? It may just be that the origional was shrunken down a lot.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
hdhondt earned 350 total points
ID: 40558791
I would try using:

-dPDFSETTINGS=/screen

You normally need lower resolution for on-screen display than for a printer. A 24" monitor has 1920 pixels over 53 cm (about 20"). Hence, the display is about 100 dpi (1920/20). See this wiki page for screen resolutions. On the other hand, a printer needs at least 200 dpi (or 300 dpi for professional printing). Hence, the /screen setting should produce smaller files than the /printer setting, and /prepress should give the largest files.

I don't have CutePDF installed, so I cannot check the result. Do note that, if a 100 dpi image is printed, the result will not be very nice.
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

*Adobe Acrobat 9 was used for this article. Particular steps may vary depending on software versions. 1. Create a framework of your form in Word, leaving space where you’d ultimately like the Adobe fields to appear.  (Note: I use the blank lines …
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
In this video, we show how to perform Bates Numbering/Stamping of PDF documents using Power PDF Advanced, the newest product from the Document Imaging division of Nuance Communications. There are two editions of Power PDF — Standard and Advanced. Th…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…

816 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now