[scribus] reducing PDF size, My experience

David Copeland david.copeland at rogers.com
Tue Aug 23 00:04:35 UTC 2011

On 08/21/2011 11:10 PM, Meho R. wrote:
> This was discussed couple of days ago. I'm going to point out three 
> things you can try and see if they help:
> 1. Limit image resolution to 72dpi (in "Save as PDF" dialog: "General 
> > Maximum Image Resolution")
> 2. Set profile optimized for screen/web instead of press (in "Save as 
> PDF" dialog: "Color > Output Intended for > Screen/Web")
> 3. Let vector graphics stay that way, without conversion to bitmap (in 
> "Save as PDF" dialog: "General > Embed PDF & EPS files (EXPERIMENTAL)").
> M.

I have been reading this thread with interest. I have just started to 
use Scibus to produce a small newsletter (8 to 16 pages).  My first 
issue is 8 pages, containing a total of 23 photos, of various sizes. 
Initially the the size of the PDF created was about 39Mb with the 
following PDF settings: PDF 1.5, with Profile "Optimized for 
Screen/Web", Image resolution limit of 300dpi. When I change the Image 
resolution limit to 72dpi, the size of the PDF is reduced to 1.8Mb, a 
reduction over 20 times.

Dave Copeland.

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