Thank you to those who sent the suggestions. Much appreciated. We now
have lists of options to ponder and investigate.
Please do not hesitate to add more idea or suggestions!
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Ranti Junus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear All,
> My colleague came with this query and I hope some of you could give us some ideas or suggestion:
> Our Digital Multimedia Center (DMC) scanning project can produce very large PDF files. They will have PDFs that are about 25Mb and some may move into the 100Mb range. If we provide a link to a PDF of that large, a user may not want to try to download it even though she really needs to see the information. In the past, DMC has created a lower quality, smaller versions to the original file to reduce the size. Some thoughts have been tossed around to reduce the duplication or the work (e.g. no more creating the lower quality PDF manually.)
> They are wondering if there is an application that we could point to the end user, who might need it due to poor internet access, that if used will simplify the very large file transfer for the end user. Basically:
> - a client software that tells the server to manipulate and reduce the file on the fly
> - a server app that would to the actual manipulation of the file and then deliver it to the end user.
> Personally, I'm not really sure about the client software part. It makes more sense to me (from the user's perspective) that we provide a "download the smaller size of this large file" link that would trigger the server-side apps to manipulate the big file. However, we're all ears for any suggestions you might have.
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