I am an interior designer creating PDF e-books using lots of images. I have hundreds of before & after photos but most of them need editing — mostly cropping, brightening, sharpening etc. I can make the images work, but my iPages document ends up huge (I then reduce file size when I save as a PDF but it is still big). The last one crashed my computer :0.

What the best way to edit my photos with only iPages or preview tools, without the image size jumping up and making the PDF massive?

Any advice would be welcome! But please talk to me like I'm a 10yr old, ha-ha.

Thanks in advance. Gill

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    When you say your file ends up "big" what size does it have in MB then? Hundreds of photos will take up some amount of space no matter what. Like they do as individual files. You can reduce pixel dimensions and increase compression but only to some extent.
    – Wolff
    Apr 16 at 16:05
  • Also what size are the images you are adding into the document? If they too big before you add them, then that will likely make the PDF huge, especially if you have hundreds of them.
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 16 at 18:20
  • What is the resolution of the photos when imported into your ebook? If it is not being printed, then the resolution of the photos can be lowered.
    – agarza
    Apr 18 at 0:37

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