This PDF optimizer also comes in handy, if you prefer to mail your PDF files instead of sharing their Dropbox or Google Drive access links. It also allows you to compress your PDF online, so as to save space in your mobile devices, and to make them “shareable” on social media.
Why Use Our PDF optimizer
If you are tempted to use a PDF compressor, then you should reconsider your plan. Using a free app means, you give up your rights to privacy. Our tool ensures that you maintain control over your personal data and files.
With our file compressor, you can reduce PDF size online, and you only need to use as little as four credits. You do not need to part with hundreds of dollars in subscription fees annually, because you pay for what you use only.
Easy to Use
Our tool allows you to compress a PDF file with ease and saves you time. You do not need to spend time installing and configuring this tool.
Shrink Your PDF
Our tool uses lossless compression technology, which means your PDF will maintain its clarity and quality. That’s important if you are compressing business documents such as brochures.
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How to Use PDF Compressor
Step 1: Open the File Compressor
Log in to your PDF.co account, and buy some credits if you have not done so. On the menu bar, click “Tools” and choose “Compress PDF Online.” That will bring up the interface for compressing your PDF files.
Step 2: Upload Your PDF Files
The next step is to upload your files, by clicking on one of the three options available. The option you choose will depend on the location of your PDF files.
Therefore, if you have them in your DropBox account, just click on Dropbox, and an upload window will appear. Select the PDF file and click “choose,” to start the conversion process. You need to be logged into your Dropbox account to use this option.
Similarly, you can click on “Choose File” to upload a file from your computer or click on “From URL” to upload a file from a live URL. The conversion process will start automatically after the file uploads. But for a URL source, you need to click on “Proceed,” to start the process.
Step 3: Download Your PDF Files
Frequently Asked PDF Compression Questions
How do you reduce the MB of a PDF?
You can reduce the MB of a PDF by compressing it using our PDF optimizer tool. Our PDF compression process is unique in that it does not result in data loss. Instead, the contents of the PDF file are reorganized, to reduce the number of bits used to store the contents. In that regard, the MB of your PDF files can reduce by ratios of as much as 100:1
What does compress a PDF mean?
To compress a PDF means to reduce the amount of space it occupies when saved to a storage location. Moreover, the compression should not corrupt the contents of the PDF. When you use our online PDF compression tool to compress your PDF files, it helps you to save valuable storage space, which is important if you plan to use cloud storage.
How do you reduce the size of a PDF for free?
While you can reduce the size of a PDF using a free service, we do not recommend it, unless you do not care about the privacy of the information in the PDF in question. Most free PDF compression tools tend to extract some of the private data from files they compress, which they then share with third parties.
However, if you want to pay an absolute minimal fee, we recommend our PDF optimizer tool. You will only need as little as 2 credits, at a cost of $0.05 per credit, which can go as low as $0.002 per credit if you buy them in bulk. With that budget pricing in mind, it is clear that using our PDF compression tool is worth every cent you will spend on it.
How do I make a PDF file smaller so I can upload it?
You can make a PDF smaller so that you can upload it by compressing it. When you compress a PDF, its size is reduced by ratios of as much as 100:1, which means, come PDFs can be reduced from say 100MBs to about 1MB. That allows you to attach them to emails, website forms, or other online services that require you to upload PDFs.
How do I reduce PDF to 100kb?
You can reduce your PDF file to 100kb by using our PDF optimizer tool. The tool works by reorganizing the data on your PDF file, in such a manner that it uses the least amount of bits. That allows you to reduce a PDF file 100kb from say 5MBs. However, the exact size reduction will depend on a number of factors, such as the number of images on the PDF, and even the colors on those images.