Fascinated By File Size

I am fascinated by file size. For example, the significant difference between printing to PDF versus saving as PDF using the exact same settings. Or saving the same word processing document as PDF with the same settings from MS Word vs Libre Office. Saving a JPG as a Photoshop PDF vs creating a PDF from the JPG using Acrobat Pro.

Anyway, this just happened: Client asked for one change in the video I produced. Whenever the word “bleach” appeared in on-screen text, they wanted it to be bold and red. The word bleach appeared three times. The formatting change resulted in the following file size change:

  • Before: 6.78 MB
  • After: 6.82 MB

Now you have something to discuss at parties. You’re welcome.


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