I see our shop make 1GB files all the time for print jobs.
No. JPEG is already compressed, PDF has to hold all that and a bit more so my experience at the same quality PDF is bigger.
The days of small files seem to be over here.
Can you put one up on a Public Dropbox for me to try it on one of our highend workstations?
Hi, I'm trying to convert some very large (150cm*260cm @ 300DPI) jpg files to PDF to send to my commercial printer. I've tried using PrimoPDF but it just hangs/crashes. I've tried using Save as PDF in photoshop but the pdf that is produced is a similar (if not higher) file size eg 194MB then the original jpg (193MB).
1. Shouldn't I be able to reduce the file size significantly when I convert to PDF? The current size is too big for the commercial printer's printer.
2. Should I use a particular program/method to convert files of this size?
I will be using WeTransfer to send the files once I can get them into 150cm*260cm PDFs of an appropriate size.
I'm not a graphic designer and am a self taught photoshop user so any help would be appreciated.
I am having the image digitally printed so need to retain quality.