Exporting PDF after annotating them makes the file too large
I read and annotate a lot of PDFs. Some of these PDFs although very compressed and have relatively small size (~30MB). Have lots of pages (200 plus). When I attempt to export back to PDFs, for review on my computer, the file becomes too big (>200MB) to transfer to my computer.
Please incorporate a PDF like editing engine ( e.g.Adobe, Goodreader, etc) to control the size of exported PDFs with large number of pages)
Stefan Sint commented
Over 6 years later and apparently zero progress on this front. Very disappointing.
Will Kaufman commented
I'd also love to export PDFs from Goodnotes that are reasonable file sizes. Would it be possible to rasterize annotations or otherwise downsample the larger parts of the file?
Prem Kumar commented
I had a 14 mb pdf which became 84 mb after exportation! Insane!
The interesting thing is the size won't change too much if it is exported as GoodNotes Document. However... MEH
Same wish here.
It would be hugely helpful to be able to export pdf files of smaller size for collaboration with colleagues and students. The standard annotated file is simply too big for long term data storage and file management. The lack of this feature is potentially a significant negative for those involved in education.
I have imported a 1000+ Pages pdf reading with a size of 50 MB. After making some annotations an highlights on 10 pages of the file, the file size grows to 500 MB. This is not a sustainable way for long-term file management.
Appreciate it if the team can address this hugely important issue at the earliest possible convenience.
Gerolf Peball commented
I use goodnotes for documentation on the building site and I often add pictures to my notes. I would like to send the notes per Email, but it´s impossible because the files often have 100 MB or more!!! After converting, e.g. with PDF expert, they just have a size < 5MB!!
Please finde a solution to make this with goodnotes!
Vittorio S. LaPira commented
I agree wholeheartedly--this should be a top priority.
Mauricio Toledo commented
Same situation here. I use it to teach my classes and do annotation on the slides. The original PDF might be small, but the annotated one becomes a large file. Please allow to manage PDF quality when exporting back to the cloud. The PDF size issue also becomes a problem when showing on a projector, because large files means long latency when changing slides (and going back and foth).
It would also help to create a version of an exportfile that will be readable in for example word
I have the same problem. I just started with a 2mb PDF, added a couple of signatures, and the exported file was 24mb.