Made a PDF Compressor Web Tool

Made a fairly simple PDF compressor web tool today between seeing my awful family for thanksgiving. It’s up over at pdfcompressor.othoslabs.com. It does most the compression by going over all the images in a PDF and reducing their size and bumping the scale factor for them in the PDF and also reducing the jpeg quality and converting png’s to jpeg (png->jpg won’t actually always be smaller but..) and some other stuff. I had already written the PDF compressor part for my free manuals site to reduce the storage costs of all the 160,000+ very image heavy PDFs it currentley has.

Made it as a simple Spring site with some JavaScript thrown in there. I’m currently considering making a handful of more web tools like this to make an “Othos Labs web tool collection” of some sorts. I’ve noticed some of the lesser online PDF->HTML converters use the Java PDF->HTML library I’ve worked on a bit called Pdf2Dom. Maybe someone like me who actually contributes to the project should make a website using it lol…

Yay I did something today!

(also it has no file size limits or IP limits or any sort of limit hopefully no one exploits this…)
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