Sunday, 24 August 2014

Shrinking PDFs

Ubuntu 14.04 Trust Tahr

I quite often use pdftk for re-arranging pdf files, but the resulting pdfs can be quite large (not always pdftk's fault).  Fortunately, I found this trick using ghostscript can produce documents of a friendlier size.  I find that -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen can produce a document that is too low in quality, but -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook works rather well.