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What does the predictor switch do while compressing geoTIFFs in GDAL

I am merging several geoTIFFs into one and am using the -co COMPRESS=DEFLATE create option for geoTIFFs. An additional switch is the predictor switch. What does it do? The GDAL website is not clear ...
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Should GDAL be set to produce GeoTIFF files with compression? Which algorithm should be used?

I have a folder of GIS data that consists mainly of GeoTIFF files. The whole set weighs in at about 1.2 GB. I noticed that if I pack the contents into a tarball, it smashes down to about 82 MB. I ...