deillustrate - Remove Adobe Illustrator metadata from a PDF file
deillustrate [options] infile.pdf [outfile.pdf]\n";
-o --order preserve the internal PDF ordering for output
-v --verbose print diagnostic messages
-h --help verbose help message
-V --version print CAM::PDF version
Adobe Illustrator has a very handy feature that allows an author to embed
special metadata in a PDF that allows Illustrator to reopen the file fully
editable. However, this extra data does increase the size of the PDF
unnecessarily if no further editing is expected, as is the case for most PDFs
that will be distributed on the web. Depending on the PDF, this can
dramatically reduce the file size.
This program uses a few heuristics to find and delete the Illustrator-specific
data. This program also removes embedded thumbnail representations of the PDF
for further byte savings.