I have a pdf file containing a single page with scans of some documents. I want to remove obsolete parts of the page (I tried cropping and overlaying a white rectangle) and save it again. I expected the resulting file to be smaller than the original, but it's always much larger. Even when I only say
convert 1.pdf 2.pdf, 2.pdf is six times larger than 1.pdf (1.3 vs 0.22 MB). Why is that?
display interactively and
convert, with similar results.
-compress but the result is either crap or large.
Are there better alternatives to imagemagick?
Unfortunately I can't publish the file.