iText will never compress an XMP metadata stream; all other content streams are compressed by default. You’ve already used the setCompressionLevel(). hey everyone, I have pdfs, and it is too big, I would like to optimize(compress) them using iTextSharp. anybody have any idea or samples?. 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.

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This email is in use. Add your solution here. And unfortunately we don’t have control of the PDF generator where these files are being created, so there may very well be redundancy within them.

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Going lossy would make them much smaller still, with in many cases neglible quality loss. We store our scanned doc’s as PDF’s, which are stored as blobs in our database. Use this for debugging purposes only! Just a test so far. Log in or sign up in seconds. In the resulting PDF file, content streams will be compressed, but so will some other objects, such as the cross-reference table.

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Pdf enterprise library, and it worked great. Many of the properties on PdfStamper also pass directly through to the implementation class. I am guessing you want to reduce the size of Pdfs which mostly or only contain images e. I work at a photobook internet company and we generate the print PDF’s using iText, but the output can be huge, like mb, so we use Ghostscript to compress the resulting file.

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No malicious, intentionally harmful software Rule 3: See above I owe you one. On Tue, Jul 8, at 5: Nov 12, The result is a document whose PDF syntax can be seen in the content streams of each page when opened in a text itextshatp.

Treat my content as plain text, not as HTML. If you let a machine decide whether or not to reduce the resolution, you’ll never be certain if the text will still be legible comprexs “compression”. What I have tried: PDF and compression iText 5. Either by using lossy compression or by down scaling the images. Hi All, I stuck in my Coding.

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This is some stub code that I copied, it shows the settings I am using for the beginning of the PDF creation process. The next example uses different techniques to change the compression settings of a newly created PDF document. Knowing nothing about the PDFs in question it is hard to tell whether or not they can be compressed at all.

The remaining things I don’t mine like fonts,headers etc. Monday, September 14, 8: Yes, iText and iTextSharp support compression. Read the question carefully. Free Support If you have a technical question, and want an answer for free, you can post questions to: Many questions posted to this list can and will be answered with a reference to the iText book: 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.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. PDF folders to zip files and they didn’t compress much either. Do you need your password? 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.

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With that said there are some 3rd party tools out there that will do it for you, but I don’t know of any free ones.

Thanks in advance for any advice! Also, just to throw this out there because I deal with this at my day job, there’s a third type of “compression” that iText does not directly handle, and that’s lossy compression of images which will often do the most dramatic reduction of file size if you are itextshadp to sacrifice quality.

The following code helps you compress an existing PDF document. PdfStamperImp is derived from PdfWriter and when you use stamper.

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