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CloudConvert vs Ghostscript: What are the differences?

CloudConvert: File conversion in the cloud. Convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported; Ghostscript: Interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF. It is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and PDF page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files.

CloudConvert and Ghostscript can be primarily classified as "File Conversion" tools.

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Users are uploading huge PDF files of more than 100MB on our platform. We are creating several tools to manage those files, but keeping the raw file will eat up space, as we are handling several of them. After upload, they will be mainly keep stored for future use.

I am looking for a tool to compress and optimize those PDFs, like a library or an external API that can process that for us.

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You can store raw files on a cdn service like bunnyCdn. If they want to work with the raw files, you can get it from the cdn service. Compressing is not a persistent solution for space problem. Also it's more safe way, because cdn providers copy your files more than one servers..

Modern cdn solutions have ftp / ssh support so you can easily send files to them...

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I have been using Ghostscript and Python to get JPEG images from PDF files and that way we have reduced PDF size. But if your average is 100MB then probably those are hi-res images and not sure if your users will accept a quality reduction.

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What is CloudConvert?

Convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

What is Ghostscript?

It is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and PDF page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files.

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