I’m evaluating several PDF optimization products, Aspose is the only vendor that I’ve tried that is actually increasing the PDF size!
The original file size is 322KB.
testdoc.PDF (321.1 KB)
Using just document.Optimize() and saving, the file size increases to 351KB.
Using the document.OptimizeResources() with ImageQuality = 10 (terrible quality!), the file size is 342KB.
For reference, Adobe Acrobat can save this file as 252KB with no appreciable loss in image quality.
I understand there are some watermarks being added in the trial version, etc… but that alone can’t account for the increase! What’s going on here? Is there a different way of doing this I should be testing? This isn’t a composite document with multiple text blocks etc., it’s just a big scanned image.
Thanks for any help you can offer!