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How to Compress PDF File in Easy Way

Nov 18,2019 • Filed to: How-Tos • Proven solutions

How do you reduce the size of a PDF without losing quality. In this article, we'll take a look at three different solutions to compress PDF with PDFelement.

Reduce PDF Size with PDFelement

Step 1: Open a PDF

After launching PDFelement, you can click the "Open File" button to import a PDF into PDFelement. Alternatively, you can also click the "File" menu and choose "Open" to open the PDF files that you would like to compress.

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Step 2: Compress PDF File

Click the "Optimize" button under the "File" tab. From here, you can choose "Low", "Medium", and "High" quality for the compressed PDF file. Choose the most appropriate option for you, you can check its final size directly. After confirming the quality and size as you want, clickthe "Optimize" button to compress PDF to a smaller size.

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Reduce PDF File Size by Removing Unwanted Objects

PDFelement can not only help you reduce PDF file size, but also can help you edit PDF directly to remove the unwanted objects, no matter it is text, images, backgrounds, watermarks, forms, pages or comments.

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Compress PDF File by Cropping

The third method to compress PDF with PDFelement is using the Crop feature. After opening your PDF file in it, click the "Page" > "Page Box" button to set the margins for CropBox. Or you can also customize page size as you want. For more information, please refer to this article about how to change PDF size.

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Video on How to Compress PDF Files with PDFelement


Other Tools to Compress PDF files on the Internet

1. CVISION PdfCompressor

The PDF compressor from Cvision is an industry-leading PDF program to make a PDF smaller, which offers various benefits over online file compressors for PDF. PdfCompressor incorporates the latest technology in image conversion and compression, which makes the compression process fast, simple, and efficient. Users report compression rates of up to 10X for regular black and white documents and up to 100X for PDF color scans. Cvision's Pdfcompressor also supports compressing multiple PDF files, which allows you to compress up to 80 files into a simple, normal-sized PDF file.

The latest version of Pdfcompressor, however, does not support mobile platforms such as Android or iOS, so those looking for portability will have a challenge with this program.

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2. Reduce PDF Size

This tool is a simple PDF file resizer for Windows. It has a simple and straightforward interface, with a download button right at the top of the page. Four compression settings are available: default settings, high quality, low quality and screen-view only.

All images in the PDF document will be removed when you use the low quality and screen-view options to compress PDFs. The default settings will allow you to get decent compression ratios with up to 70% conversion rates. It is also efficient to compress multiple PDF files in batches with this program.

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3. Orpalis PDF Reducer

Orpalis PDF reducer offers one of the fastest compression rates on the market to reduce PDF size. This PDF compressor also offers multiple compression options, including the option to customize output formats, image and color detection, as well as content removal. Orpalis PDF reducer also allows you to utilize your computer's performance to compress PDF files by letting you choose between multithreading and single-threading for faster compression. With Orpalis PDF reducer, compression rates of up to 80% can be achieved.

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Why Choose PDFelement to Compress PDF

PDFelement combines all of the best aspects of good PDF compression tools on the market to create the perfect office companion for working with PDFs. It is a multipurpose PDF application that enables users to compress large PDF files for use in different settings. One of the major aspects of PDFelement that makes it stand out is the availability of different presets when selecting the desired size of the compressed document. It also lets you tweak the preset settings for customized output PDF files.

Apart from PDF compression, PDFelement offers a wide range of features for users looking to get the most out of their documents. You can easily open, edit, transform, combine, and organize your PDF files with ease. Get more guide about how to use PDFelement.

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