ImageGear Features: PDF Compression

ImageGear has a variety of features and functionalities for all of our platforms. See what options are available in your preferred platform.


PDF Compression

ImageGear for .NET offers comprehensive file compression for PDF files (including PDF/A). This versatile SDK can be quickly integrated into your C# or VB.NET application without needing a deep understanding of the PDF file type or compression algorithms.

Powerful PDF Compression

ImageGear allows you to quickly implement compression algorithms that are based on over 25 years of compression experience and research. Patented technology allows ImageGear to reduce the size of PDFs more than any other product on the compression market – with no appreciable loss in quality. It lets you manually choose the type of compression (lossy or lossless) you want or let the SDK choose the best compression algorithms automatically. Save disk space and speed up file load times without impacting the user experience, as ImageGear optimizes the size and resolution of the displayed file without affecting its fidelity.

ImageGear utilizes the most advanced PDF compression available and is simple to integrate into .NET applications, allowing developers to enjoy a host of benefits:

  • Much shorter load times for PDF files
  • Virtually unchanged image quality despite the compression process
  • All images within a PDF optimized in a single operation
  • Compresses images, metadata, and fonts
  • Built-in safeguards to ensure that output file won’t be larger than input
  • Customizable settings to control the type and amount of compression used
  • Create new PDFs or optimize existing ones
  • Code samples (VB.NET and C#) for integrating ImageGear into applications
  • Continually evolving compression technology in regular ImageGear releases

Mixed Raster Content (MRC) Compression

Mixed raster content (MRC) compression breaks a color image down into its basic components (foreground, background, text, etc.). This allows for significantly smaller PDF output files when compressing source files that contain color images.

  • MRC process is activated with just three additional lines of code.
  • Level of compression can be set manually, based on desired image quality.
  • Optical character recognition (OCR) is still used in reading the source document, making the PDF output searchable.
  • Meant for input with color images and for creating PDF output files only.


A Full-Service Imaging SDK

ImageGear is unrivaled in PDF file compression, but it also offers a variety of related features you can integrate into your .NET/C# applications:

  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) from an image into exportable text
  • Image processing (Line removal, auto-crop, rotation, etc.)
  • Image annotation (Text, shapes, redaction)
  • Handling of both raster (pixel-based) and vector (line-based) images
  • Display of DICOM medical images
  • Display and conversion of PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and Microsoft Word files without loading the native applications
  • Scanning of images by TWAIN- or ISIS-compliant devices
  • Technical support from the leader in document and imaging solutions