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PDF Image Printer

The Save Options tab holds all of the most frequently used settings. On this tab you can choose output type, color settings and file location.

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When Saving the File

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Ignore blank pages

By default this setting is disabled. Enabling this setting means that blank pages will be omitted from the output file.

Prompt for the output location and base file name

By default this setting is enabled. Disabling this setting means that you will not be prompted with the Save As dialog to choose where you want save the output file after each print. When disabling prompting, it is important to consider how to handle overwrite situations.

PDF Image Printer offers three options for "If the file already exists when saving":

1.Auto-name each file with a numbered copy (default)

2.Show prompt to let me choose my action

3.Always overwrite the existing file (Warning! This option means that if a file of the same name already exists, it will be replaced by the new file and no warning dialog will be shown).

See Also: Save Files Without Prompting

 

Output Type and Color

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Output Type

PDF Image Printer can create two output types: Adobe PDF Multipaged (*.pdf) and Adobe PDF Serialized (*.pdf).

See Also: Change Output Type

Resolution

This setting specifies the print resolution, or DPI (Dots Per Inch) of the output file. By default, resolution is set to Printer Resolution. This means that the print resolution of your output file will match the printing resolution used when your printing application renders your information and sends it to PDF Image Printer. The default printing resolution is 300 DPI. You can change the printing resolution of your printing application through either Printer Management or on the Printer Properties screen within your printing application. If you need to change the resolution of your output file, we recommend changing the resolution used when your printing application renders your information, rather than changing the resolution through the profile.

Higher resolutions produce graphic images that are sharper and show finer detail, but are also very large if they are not compressed. Low-resolution images are not of as high a quality, but they take up less disk space. In general, PDF Image Printer will perform a readable text conversion at any resolution. If your document contains graphics, you may want to use one of the higher resolution settings. Resolution is only applicable to image file formats and is therefore unavailable when creating searchable Adobe PDF files.

Color Reduction

By default, color reduction is set to reduce colors to optimal palette. Several color reduction options are available for reducing the number of colors in the output files. In general, the fewer the colors in an image, the smaller the file size. If the output file type chosen does not support that color mode, the closest match is found.

Optimal palette - Reduces each page down to the smallest number of colors needed to represent the page. Each page is counted separately, meaning the end result can be a file containing a mix of black and white, greyscale and color pages. If your pages are mixed black and white with occasional color, this method will often result in the smallest size file.

Black and white - All pages are reduced to monochrome, or black and white. This color reduction method uses the Dithering Method chosen to smooth the appearance of the text and information on the page.

Greyscale - Pages are reduced to a greyscale image composed exclusively of shades of neutral gray.

256 color palette - Reduce each page down to 256 colors.

16 color palette - Reduce each page down to 16 colors.

Optimal palette, maximum 256 colors - Reduces each page down to the smallest number of colors needed to represent the page. Any color pages that result in more than 256 colors are reduced to 256 colors.

Optimal palette, maximum16 colors - Reduces each page down to the smallest number of colors needed to represent the page. Any color pages that result in more than 16 colors are reduced to 16 colors.

None - No color reduction is done.

Dithering Method

By default, dithering method is set to Burkes. Dithering greatly enhances the appearance of color images that have been reduced to black and white. Because the same dithering method may produce different results in different situations, it is best to experiment when trying to determine the best dithering method for a given source image.

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Original image

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Floyd-Steinberg

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Burkes

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Bayer

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Halftone


See Also:

Reduce Searchable PDF File Size

Reduce Non-Searchable PDF File Size

 

Output Location

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Output folder

This is the default directory for saving your output files. If this field is empty, the last used folder is used as the default directory. If there is no last used folder, the My Documents folder is used. Select the folder icon to browse to your desired folder location or enter in the absolute path (for example, C:\My Files) of the directory to be used. If the path entered does not exist, an error message will appear giving you the option to create the new folder now or wait to create the new folder during conversion.

For advanced users and programmers automating the printer, environment variables and registry keys can be used to specify all or part of the output folder, as explained in Using Environment Variables and Registry Keys.

See Also: Change Where the Files are Saved

 

Output File Name

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Base file name

This is the base filename for your output file. If this field is empty, the filename from the print job will be used. The base filename excludes any directory path and file extension. If you want your images to always use the same filename, enter that name here. Select the folder icon to browse to an existing filename on your computer.

Advanced file naming options are available on the Filename Creator tab.

For advanced users and programmers automating the printer, environment variables and registry keys can be used to specify all or part of the base filename, as explained in Using Environment Variables and Registry Keys.

Remove product extension from print job filename

By default this setting is enabled. PDF Image Printer automatically inserts the appropriate file format extension of the new output file type. Disabling this settings means that, in addition to the output file extension, the file extension from the original print job filename will also be maintained in the output filename.

Remove product name from print job filename

By default this setting is enabled. Some applications precede the document name with the name of their product. Disabling this setting means that the product name from the print job will be maintained in the output filename.

 

File Splitting

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File splitting is only available for multipaged file formats (ex. PDF Multipaged)

Split after size

By default this setting is disabled. Enabling this setting means your file will be split into a new file based on a size threshold. The file will be split when the size exceeds the threshold. When file splitting is enabled, the file splitting naming scheme is always used to name each file in the sequence. File size and page count splitting can be used together.

Split every N pages

By default this setting is disabled. Enabling this setting means your file will be split into a new file based on the page count. When file splitting is enabled, the file splitting naming scheme is always used to name each file in the sequence. File size and page count splitting can be used together.

See Also: Automatically Split Files