I scanned a document and would like to crop out around half of the image.
I can crop using Preview or using Adobe Acrobat Pro. But neither program permanently crops the file. The file size never decreases.
I tried using "Remove Hidden Information" on Adobe Acrobat Pro which was able to permanently crop the file. After the process completed, I clicked Save which opened a new Save As prompt. So, I re-saved the document, but the file size grew tenfold. No idea why.
I tried exporting to Optimized PDF on Adobe Acrobat Pro and the PDF was still not permanently cropped.
I tried exporting to Reduced Size PDF on Adobe Acrobat Pro and the PDF was permanently cropped, but the image quality was decreased.
Are there seriously no options to remove the cropped area without exporting the file as TIFF and importing the TIFF files to create a new PDF file or ->Print->Save As PDF? I don't want to do these because the image quality will decrease.
And why is such a basic task so difficult?