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    I have some software that can automatically go to a web service and download files. The files I send are at first a PDF but are split at the client side.

    Size is very important, the largest file sizes may reach 2mb to 2.5, ideally I want them under 1.5mb

    Are there any compression methods I can do? Right now they are sent as a zip, extracted, then split into x files. Cheers.

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    Most web servers now support built-in GZIP compression and the compression ratios do tend to be higher than ZIP because it does not include an archive facility. You can see a a tabulated comparison of compression algorithms at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_compression

    Also, if the PDF files contain graphics you may want ot consider using a compression format such as JPEG for these instead.

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    If you have a decompressor on the other side, I tend to favor bz2 for minimal size.


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