PDF files can get quite large, especially if you add lots of pictures and objects. If you have created a PDF that is too large (maybe you are trying to email it or it takes too long to load), here's how to compress your PDF to a larger size small.
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Whatever the raison, reducing the size of a PDF is a simple procedure, no matter which program you use. Below we will see some ways to effectively reduce the size of your PDF documents in Windows, macOS and directly through your web browser.
The Windows users don't have a program that handles PDF files by default, so to open and compress a file, you need to download third-party software. We recommend Free PDF Compressor. It is super light and offers a variety of compression qualities to choose from.
After opening a PDF in Free PDF Compressor, select a compression ratio, then press "Compress " to start the process.
The file newly compressed is saved as a copy in the same location as the original file.
Preview: compressing a PDF on macOS
If you need to compress a PDF file on macOS, you're in luck. Mac users can use the built-in preview application to compress PDFs without having to download third-party applications. First, open your file in Preview by selecting the file in Finder, by pressing Space, then by clicking on the "Open with Preview " button.
In the preview, go to File> Export.
In the window Export file, select the "Reduce file size " option from the drop-down menu "Quartz filter ", then click the "Save " button.
We have a quick warning about this tip. The new document you export replaces the original document, so you may want to make a copy firstin case things don't go the way you want.
SmallPDF : Compressing a PDF online
If the Installing additional software is not for you, so using an online compression tool is the solution. We recommend SmallPDF. It's simple, fast, and only you can access your file. Your file is also deleted from their servers after one hour.
After selecting a file to compress, the compression process takes only a few seconds. You see how much your file has been compressed and you have a download link for your new file.
Whether you have deal with large e-books, user manuals, or interactive PDFs, they may end up being larger than expected, but with the use of one of the many compression applications available, you can reduce the size of the file while maintaining the quality is intact.