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# 176921 16-Jul-2015 12:22
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I need to email a PDF portfolio. I have tried saving it as a reduced size in Acrobat Pro but it is still too large to email.

Since it is a photography portfolio, I do not want to do anything to reduce the quality of the images.

Any suggestions?

The obvious one is Dropbox etc but as these are potential clients, I do not want to make life hard for them or risk something like their corporate system not allowing Dropbox access etc.





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  # 1345358 16-Jul-2015 12:23
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What size is the file?

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Can you break it up into a number of smaller PDFS and then send a few separate emails?





 
 
 
 


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  # 1345363 16-Jul-2015 12:25
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Setup a website?

Given that you do not want to reduce size/quality of images (fair enough), sending multipart PDFs would be messy so a solution like Dropbox, or your own website is the only answer.

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  # 1345366 16-Jul-2015 12:27
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You need to change the save settings so that you are mildy compressing the images to JPEG compression 8 or slightly lower, you also need to not use images that are too high in resolution.  1920 pixels on the longest size is enough for most screens.





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  # 1345376 16-Jul-2015 12:34
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You could use winrar and save the pdf file as a multi-part archive. Then instead of one 10M file, you could have 10 1M files sent in 10 emails.

Clients would have to save each attachment and then just click once to extract the pdf from the collection of smaller files.


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  # 1345383 16-Jul-2015 12:45
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Right click on file choose compress. It turns into a zip open on most any windows system.

Hang on. Its photos. They may not reduce much size but give it a go.

A large pdf is probably not the best way to share a portfolio. There must be a more comkon professional method. Unless it is a courier pack ; )

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  # 1345385 16-Jul-2015 12:46
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Print it out and post it ?




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  # 1345386 16-Jul-2015 12:47
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Dropbox




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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Upload it to cloud storage, and send a link to who ever needs to view it.

 

 

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  # 1345408 16-Jul-2015 13:03
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Dropbox, Onedrive, something like that.



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  # 1345409 16-Jul-2015 13:06
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johnr: What size is the file?


Just under 40Mb







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  # 1345410 16-Jul-2015 13:07
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gzt: Right click on file choose compress. It turns into a zip open on most any windows system.

Hang on. Its photos. They may not reduce much size but give it a go.

A large pdf is probably not the best way to share a portfolio. There must be a more comkon professional method. Unless it is a courier pack ; )


It's the most common method when the clients reside in New York..!





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https://www.wetransfer.com/

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imilar to other suggestions.  

Works well.



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  # 1345421 16-Jul-2015 13:22
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Found a way.

You need to use the "Save As Other - Optimised PDF" in Acrobat Pro and you can then fiddle with the photo sizes.

Using "Save As Other - Reduced Size PDF" which sounds more obvious does not result in the correct outcome!





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spearsniper: Upload it to cloud storage, and send a link to who ever needs to view it.  


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