1893544 - How to reduce the file size of Crystal Reports when using images

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1893544 - How to reduce the file size of Crystal Reports when using images

Symptom

High quality images increases the size of report files by more than the size of the images

Environment

SAP Crystal Reports

Cause

  • Crystal Reports is limited in how it works with images
  • Using large images or a large number of images, high quality images, etc., may cause issues from excesive memory usage to poor image quality

Resolution

  • Reduce the image size using an image processing utility such as Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, etc.
    • If the image has a palette of 17.6 million colors (24 bit) reduce to 256 (8 bit)
    • In black and white images, reduce the gray scale
    • Reduce DPI to 200
    • Save the iamage in BMP format with RLE compress

Keywords

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Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011