Docotic.Pdf 7.1 can compress certain PDFs better. And there are other improvements too.

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Docotic.Pdf 7.1 is now available on our site and on NuGet.

In this release we added new PdfDocument.ReplaceDuplicateObjects methods. In addition to the previous ability to replace duplicate fonts, the new methods can deduplicate non-inline images, color spaces, patterns and shading objects. These methods are useful when you are trying to reduce output file size. New methods give good results for documents, which were incrementally updated or created by a merge of several documents with the same objects.

We also added new signature appearance options. Now it is possible to add an image to a signature. You can also specify the alignment of the text inside a signature. It is possible to hide all the text inside a signature, if you don’t need the text.

The new version can save whole PDF files or individual PDF pages as grayscale images. This usually produces smaller images. If you are interested, please take a look at the new ImageCompressionOptions.CreateGrayscaleJpeg, ImageCompressionOptions.CreateGrayscalePng, and ImageCompressionOptions.CreateGrayscaleTiff methods.

There are two breaking changes in version 7.1. One affects the way the library draws glyphs with zero width, and the other is about background and border colors of a control.

This release also contains bug fixes for text and images extraction, drawing of documents, and other areas.

Read about all new features and improvements in Docotic.Pdf 7.1 in Version History document.

We encourage you to download and try the new version. This version is also available on NuGet.

Please tell us your thoughts about the new version using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions, suggest features or ask for help.

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