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How can you reduce the size of a PDF file?

Small PDF files are easy to store and transfer. Here are the easiest ways to compress a PDF file.

The Portable Document Format, commonly known as PDF is one of the most preferred file formats across different purposes and professions. This file format is compatible with almost all electronic devices. Being a highly secure format, it is used for circulating online content like e-books, research papers, applications, and press releases.

Who would need to compress a PDF file and why?

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Most organisations use cloud storage solutions like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Storage on the servers comes with a cost. Bigger the files, the more cost the companies will incur. This is where reducing the PDF file size becomes crucial. Moreover, transferring heavy files (say several MBs or even GBs) takes time as they require much larger bandwidth as compared to small files. Thus to reduce the transmission latency, file compression is necessary. In our day-to-day life, we might not feel the need to reduce the size of PDF files. But when it comes to scalable projects, file compression is the need of the hour.

Here are the best ways to reduce the size of a PDF file.

File compression using ilovepdf.com website

  1. Open the iLovePDF website (https://www.ilovepdf.com/) in a web browser. This website offers a plethora of tools to modify your ODF files.
  2. Click the ‘COMPRESS PDF’ option in the menu bar located at the top.
  3. Click the button ‘Select PDF files.
  4. Select the files from your device’s storage to reduce the size.
  5. Click the ‘Compress PDF’ button located at the bottom right.
  6. The processing time may vary depending on the size of the PDF file. Bigger the PDF file, the more processing time it will take.
  7. The uploaded PDF file will be compressed and automatically downloaded. However, if the auto-download feature does not work, click on the ‘Download compressed PDF’ button to save the file.
File compression using ilovepdf.com website
File compression using ilovepdf.com website

File compression using Adobe online PDF file compressor

  1. Open the Adobe online PDF compressor website (https://www.adobe.com/acrobat/online/compress-pdf.html) in a web browser.
  2. Click the button ‘Select a file.
  3. Select the file from your device’s storage to reduce the size.
  4. Click the ‘Compress’ button.
  5. The processing time may vary depending on the size of the PDF file. Bigger the PDF file, the more processing time it will take.
  6. Click the ‘Download’ button to save the compressed PDF file on your device storage.
File compression using Adobe online PDF compressor
File compression using Adobe online PDF compressor

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