How to Compress Your PDF Files and Make them Smaller

More and more people are buying multi-function printers with the capability to print, scan and copy your documents. The scanners inside modern printers offer scans of very high resolution, resulting in large size images. If your printer support scanning a document directly into a PDF file, then due to high resolution images, the PDF file is going to be hundreds of megabytes in file size. Such a large file is not easy to be sent through e-mail or shared on the internet. What you can do is compress that PDF file and make it smaller in size using a freeware tool called Free PDF Compressor.

Free PDF Compressor is a PDF compression software to enable you to effectively reduce the size of PDF files. This software is simple and easy to use. It allows you to select a resolution for the scanned images inside your PDF file. By lowering the resolution, you can reduce the PDF fle size drastically.

You can download Free PDF Compressor from its website. The download is a setup installer which sets up this utility in Windows. The user interface of Free PDF Compressor is very straightforward and easy to follow.

You have to select the PDF file that you want to compress and the output file name. After this you can select a resolution for the images embedded inside the PDF file from screen (72 DPI), ebook (150 DPI), printer (300 DPI), pre-press (300 DPI) and default. The smallest PDF size is achieved by selecting the 72 DPI setting.

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After this, all you have to do is click on the Compress button and watch the progress. If you selected a large PDF file with many images, then it can take many minutes. We selected a 8.2 megabytes file size and it was compressed quickly only in 5-6 seconds. The resulting file size was reduced to 2.3 megabytes and the picture quality was still very good.

So if you are feeling uneasy managing those large size PDF files and having a hard time opening them in your mobile device, then its time to compress them with Free PDF Compressor. Compressing PDF files can reduce the time taken to open them and consumes less system memory when you read them.

You can download Free PDF Compressor from