PDF is a great file format to send read-only documents that just look stunning and beautiful with images and good graphic design. It is a common format used by professionals and non-professionals to digitize e-books and documents.
When a PDF has many high-quality images, the file size would be high. If you’re sharing it with a friend or making it available for download on your WordPress website.
It is always a good idea to experiment with multiple information provision formats like ebooks, video, audio or infographics etc.
Whatever your reason may be, we will teach you how to reduce the size of a pdf file by compressing the file using various methods and application.
What will you learn from this tutorial?
You will learn the following from this tutorial:
How to compress a pdf file?
PDF files are easy to work with. They can be easily created and compressed using various free methods. Some of them are free online tools, some are third-party windows applications and few for compressing using code.
Use any one of the following methods:
Click on any of above links, read about how to use each one of them.
How to reduce size of a pdf file using online compressors?
Internet had made life easier. You don’t need to download or install any application to reduce the size of a PDF file. You can use the online compressors to compress the file remotely and download it.
Since most people have an internet connection these days, I recommend you to follow this method. Since it is easy and free to implement.
Follow these simple steps to compress a pdf file using online compressors:
Step 1. Go to smallpdf.com
Smallpdf is a free collection of pdf manipulation online tools that can compress, edit, crack and convert pdf files. There is an alternative which you can use: ilovepdf.com
Step 2. Choose a pdf file for compression
Either upload a pdf file from the computer or simply drag and drop the pdf file to start compression. As soon as you upload it or drop it in the drag section, the compression starts. After the compression is over, you can select to edit it, lock it with a password, convert it to jpg, and more operations can be performed.
Step 3. Click on the download button
Click on the Download File button to download the compressed pdf file. Smallpdf compressor will also tell you to what extent the pdf file is compressed.
After you download, the compression of the pdf file is successfully been accomplished.
How to compress a pdf file in Windows?
The first method where we compress pdf files using online compressors can be used in all operating systems with an internet connection. If you don’t have an internet connection or don’t want to use any online tools, because you’re too cautious about a computer virus, you can use this method instead.
We will use windows applications to compress a pdf file in windows. If you can afford a premium tool, try Acrobat Pro PDF Optimizer. It is a great tool for optimizing PDF files. However, it is not cheap. If you can’t afford it or choose not to buy it, don’t worry. There are several free compressors available for free on the internet.
We recommend you use PDFcompressor for windows. IT is a free and well-made pdf compression tool.
Step 1. Download and install PDF compressor.
Download the PDF compressor software and install it. After you install the application, open it from the all programs menu.
Step 2. Add a file or a folder to select the input pdf file[s].
The second step is to add the pdf files as the input to the windows application. Or alternatively, add an entire folder to compress all the pdf files in the folder.