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Batch PDF to SVG conversion - file size

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Apr 22, 2024 Apr 22, 2024

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I'm attempting to use an AI Script for batch converting .pdf files into .svg format. While the code runs smoothly, I've encountered an issue: the size of the resulting .SVG files is significantly larger compared to the original PDFs. For instance, a PDF file of 152 KB balloons to around 3 MB after conversion using the batch script. I've attached the script here—could someone please help identify what might be causing this discrepancy?

 

#target illustrator
 
app.userInteractionLevel = UserInteractionLevel.DONTDISPLAYALERTS;
// Suppress the warning about reinterpreting PDF objects
app.preferences.setBooleanPreference("PDFInterpretationOptions.suppressReinterpretPDFWarning", true);
 
// Define the folder containing your PDF files
var folderPath = "C:/Drawings/PDF";
 
// Get a reference to the folder
var folder = new Folder(folderPath);
 
// Get an array of all PDF files in the folder
var files = folder.getFiles("*.pdf");
 
// Create a log file
var logFile = new File(folderPath + "/conversion_log.txt");
logFile.open("w");
 
// Loop through each file
for (var i = 0; i < files.length; i++) {
    try {
        // Open the current PDF file
        var pdfDoc = app.open(files[i]);
 
        // Define the SVG options
        var svgSaveOpts = new ExportOptionsSVG();
        svgSaveOpts.embedRasterImages = false;
        svgSaveOpts.embedAllFonts = false;
        svgSaveOpts.preserveEditability = false;
 
 
 
        // Define the file to save
        var svgFile = new File(files[i].parent + "/" + files[i].name.replace(".pdf", ".svg"));
 
        // Export the PDF document as SVG
        pdfDoc.exportFile(svgFile, ExportType.SVG, svgSaveOpts);
 
        // Log successful conversion
        logFile.writeln("Converted: " + files[i].name);
 
        // Close the PDF document without saving changes
        pdfDoc.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
    } catch (e) {
        // Log error
        logFile.writeln("Error converting " + files[i].name + ": " + e);
        // Display error message
        alert("Error converting " + files[i].name + ": " + e);
    }
}
 
// Close the log file
logFile.close();

 

 

 

 

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