Optimize your PDF files for web viewing with PDF Optimizer (PDF Linearizer)
Linearization is the processing performed on a PDF file to optimize it for viewing in a web browser. The elements of the PDF file are regrouped, so that all information necessary to display the first page is located at the beginning of the file. If they are run from a web server that supports byteserving, the optimized PDF files will display the first page without transferring all the PDF to the user's browser.
This can save considerable time over a slow link when displaying PDFs. Only large PDFs that are viewed on the web need to be optimized. You do not need to optimize PDFs to view locally or to email. Optimizing refers to speed optimization for web viewing only and does not mean the PDF is optimized for file size.
PDFs that are optimized are typically slightly larger than their non-optimized version due to extra information that must be stored to support optimization. Note that the web server itself must support byteserving.
PDF Optimizer (PDF Linearizer) Command Line is a stand-alone, fully automatic software application for apply linearization ( Fast Web View) to PDF documents. Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat are not required. PDF Optimizer (PDF Linearizer) doesn't use any 3rd party applications, it can also remove unused object during linearization (a garbage collector for PDF files).