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Hi all,

Sorry for posting this here but I'm unsure where the best place is. I have a map I want to upload to this map gallery page but cannot get my PDF/Jpeg below 1mb - is there a trick to this without losing all the quality?????

Thank you!

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Hi all,

Sorry for posting this here but I'm unsure where the best place is. I have a map I want to upload to this map gallery page but cannot get my PDF/Jpeg below 1mb - is there a trick to this without losing all the quality?????

Thank you!


Is the PDF a vector file or just a PDF of the jpeg? If this a vector PDF output from Illustrator try saving with the "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" button unchecked. Also make sure you temporarily delete any non visible layers from the file before exporting. Alternatively, if you have Acrobay Pro you can try saving the file as an .eps first then using Acrobat Distiller to convert to PDF.

If you have an image file, jpeg or similar, or you can upload to a separate image server (ie Flickr) and then just link the picture back to your post.

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Is the PDF a vector file or just a PDF of the jpeg? If this a vector PDF output from Illustrator try saving with the "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" button unchecked. Also make sure you temporarily delete any non visible layers from the file before exporting. Alternatively, if you have Acrobay Pro you can try saving the file as an .eps first then using Acrobat Distiller to convert to PDF.

If you have an image file, jpeg or similar, or you can upload to a separate image server (ie Flickr) and then just link the picture back to your post.
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I'm exporting from ArcMap 9.3 to PDF. I tried going to .eps first at 200dpi 1:3 which is the least I want to go to, then converting to PDF but I'm at 1.5mb!! I've no idea how people do it on here. I don't have Illustrator or anything else like that.

Thanks for the reply.

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I'm exporting from ArcMap 9.3 to PDF. I tried going to .eps first at 200dpi 1:3 which is the least I want to go to, then converting to PDF but I'm at 1.5mb!! I've no idea how people do it on here. I don't have Illustrator or anything else like that.

Thanks for the reply.
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If any of the layers you are exporting form Arc are raster or have a transparency set that will cause Arc to convert the entire export to raster which ups the size of the file considerably. Your only at 1.5 mb so that may not be the issue here.

You may have to export a lower res full extent image then export a few zoomed in samples in order to get a selection of files that will fit here. Or you could export directly to a high quality jpeg and post it to a free photo sharing sight and just link the image here. That's probably what I would do if I didn't have Adobe.

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Thanks,

I do have a 30m DEM and hillshade but managed a similar map to this site once before with no issues.

I'll try a free site then perhaps and link it.

Thanks again




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