I'm new in scanning books and I want to get more into it.
I have scanned a bible (about 670pages), in resolution 600DPI, the file size was about 130MB, I did a ClearScan on it to clean the file up and make it OCR readable.
The size was brought back to about 73MB.
The reason why I took 600DPI is that I want a good resolution and that I probably always can downsize the DPI after it's scanned.
The book is just in TEXT format, black/white, no pictures in it, sometimes there is a small map in the book but no pictures.
I have tried to SAVE the file as a REDUCED PDF FILE (Adobe Acrobat Pro), then I got a filesize of 63MB.
What I'm I doing wrong, I would like to get a smaller file with good quality! Does somebody have suggestion to downsize the file even more, like something up to 30MB? or even less...? The best would be if there would be no loss in quality of course.
I did a Audit Space Usage (in Adobe Acrobat Pro) and that pointed that 74% of the file (55MB) was used for fonts, on the Adobe Forum they have told me this:
The problem is your choice of using Clearscan as your OCR method. The fonts created are taking up more than 74% of your documents storage. You can re-try using a different OCR method.
Anyway I don't know exactly what the person means and I'm still seeking for a better way or the solution to my problem,
Help is much appreciated!
thank you so much,