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how to compress scanned pdfs - TR4720

LMHudson
Apprentice

I have used Canon IJ Scan Utility Lite.app to set PDF Compression to High. It seems to have no effect. A one-page US Letter scanned document weighs 2MB on Standard and the same on High. If I compress it using Adobe Acrobat, it weighs 113 KB without any loss of quality. How can I scan to the compressed size without having to use Adobe Acrobat?

Using MacOS 14.2.1 Sonoma

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Britteny
Enthusiast

Thanks for joining the conversation, LMHudson!

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Elite
Elite

What are you scanning? Text-only documents? Images? Forms (mixture of text and graphical elements)?

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LMHudson
Apprentice

Thank you. I am running on macOS Sonoma 14.2.1. My Pixma TR4720 is new. It replaced a TR8520 yesterday. I notice that its install introduced a new Canon IJ Scan Utility Lite.app but left untouched the Canon IJ Scan Utility.app which bears a Date Modified in 2018, when the TR8520 was first installed. I am scanning a text document on 300 dpi in black & white.

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