[scribus] reducing PDF size, My experience

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 23 01:42:42 UTC 2011

On 08/22/2011 08:04 PM, David Copeland wrote:
> 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.

I doubt many will want to go that far.
Check this wiki article, which may help show the way to other ways to 
reduce file size:



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