Faculty, Staff and Students: How Can I Reduce the Size of My Files?
Updated: 14 January 2019 09:18 AM
What is a Large File?
If you work with files that contain many images or video, you've probably noticed that these files can become very large. Large files can be difficult to share: they take longer to Email, upload to Canvas, and they take up more space than needed. It also means that your potential audience also will struggle with the file. It's very easy to reduce the size of these files.
Reducing the Size of Powerpoint Files
You can follow these instructions, or check out this video on Lynda.com on Reducing the Size of your Presentations.
Reducing the Size of PDF Files in Acrobat Pro
Reducing the Size of PDF Files in Preview
Reducing the Size of a JPEG in Preview
Reducing the Size of a Presentation in Keynote 6
Check out this video from Lynda.com
Note: Remember, not all students or faculty have Keynote, so we recommend you Export your Keynote files to PDF for sharing with Students, or as a backup for presentation.
Reducing the Size of Video Files in QuickTime X
Reducing the Size of Video Files in Adobe Media Encoder
If you are a big video nerd, and love having tons of control over video presets, check out Larry Jordan's instructions on using Adobe Media Encoder for compressing video to YouTube format.