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How to Optimize PDF with Best PDF Optimizer

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Probably the first question that comes to mind is what is PDF optimization? This is the process of reducing or compressing a file into a size that does not take up too much space. The next possible question is why optimize? Large files sometimes take a long time to download or open when you need them too. To make matters worse, if it has images, then the complexity of how it has been written can make it entirely impossible to open. When you optimize your PDF document you enable easy opening, uploading and downloading of the document. This article will give you easy steps on how to optimize PDF with the best PDF optimizer.

Part 1Best PDF File Optimizer for Windows and Mac

While there are many tools that offer optimizing solutions, not all of them necessarily offer you the best results. That is why you need to consider using Wondershare PDFelement as your only PDF editing tool. This is because apart from offering you other PDF editing platforms, it is the best tool to use when optimizing your PDF. The image quality of your document will not be compromised, neither do you risk getting your file hacked into as you do not have to work on it online. Some of its other features include:

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  • Various editing and annotating tools let you freely make changes or comment on your PDF document;
  • Powerful converts gives you the possibility of repurposing your document.
  • By use of the OCR tool, you are able to convert documents that were previously scanned into documents you can edit.
  • Password protection can help you protect unapproved viewing, modifying and printing.
  • You can add both text and image watermarks to your document to enhance document ownership and control.
  • You can merge or split PDF files to manage and organize your PDF in a better way.

Step 1. Import the PDF You Want to Optimize

Open your PDFelement and click the "Open File" button to upload the target PDF. For Mac users, you can import your PDF by clicking the "Open File" button.

Step 2. Create an Optimized PDF

When the file is fully loaded, you then need to click on "File" and select the "Optimize" button. A window will appear with the following choices: Web ready (smaller size); Office ready (medium size); Print ready (larger size); Custom. Choose the option that best suits your current need. For custom compression another window will appear requesting you to specify the quality and size you wish to optimize your document into. If you are satisfied by the adjustment you have made, click "Optimize".

For Mac users, click on "File > Optimize PDF". You will be presented with a window that requires you to specify the optimization quality specifications you need. For best image output, it is best to select the highest dpi specifications. Click "Preview" to check the result and click "Save As" to start optimization.

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Part 2Free PDF Optimizer Online

Online PDF size reducer are tools you use from the internet to optimize PDF file online free. List are 3 of the ones you will most likely encounter as you search the internet.

1. PDF-Online.com

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This online optimizer optimizes your document online. To optimize your document all you need to do is browse through your files as prompted, or to drag it to the space provided. Then following a few prompts you are able to optimize your document. However, note that while you optimize you will have limited features and must pay to access all the features available for your PDF editing needs. You also must register with the site to start using their services.

2. PDFResizer.com

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This is another optimizing site. For you to effectively use their services, you must ensure that your combined PDF files do not exceed 60mbs. However, you can batch process. Which essentially means you can optimize many files at a go (up to 50 files at a go). In-case you want to resize to even smaller sizes prepare to lose the quality of images on your document. The smaller the file size you want, the less clarity you will get on your document.

3. Small PDF.com

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As with the others, this site also offers the services of optimizing your document. However you will have to have Acrobat Pro Dc to work with it. Also note that you may lose a lot of things from your document like thumbnails, comments, highlights among others. This is because as it optimizes, it discards a lot of the things that are on document in order to make it smaller.

Limitations of Free Online PDF Optimizer

Online optimization may not be considered to be the ideal route to use when optimizing your tools because:

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Published: May 27,2016 10:50 am / Updated: Jun 28,2017 19:51 pm

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