PDF Compressor

by Abelssoft

Freeware PDF Compressor utility that reduces the size of PDF files

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Abelssoft

Release : PDF Compressor 3.0

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PDF Compressor for Windows is a free utility software that allows users to reduce the overall size of their PDF files quickly. The freeware is super easy to use for all computer skills levels. PDF Compressor works with both scanned PDF files, and text PDFs obtained online or uploaded. You can reduce a 30 MB file down to 1 to 3 MB, which is a compression ratio of 10%!  The quick and simple compressor software doesn't compromise the quality of the PDF image either. This is especially relevant as the PDF Compressor allows users to compress files by the batch, which means you can compress hundreds of files literally at once, and save a considerable amount of time.

The software is very easy to use. All you need to do is download it, then select a PDF file you have on your computer and hit the "Compress" button on your screen. The PDF file will automatically compress by the page. There is a progress bar at the bottom of the screen that will tell you the status of the job. Once complete, PDF Compressor allows the user to save the compressed PDF in the same folder as the original PDF file, without overriding it, or they can create a new folder with a specialized path for the compressed PDF.

As mentioned, PDF Compressor for Windows is 100% free. However, it is not intended to be used for business purposes, only personal use. In addition to compressing PDFs, the utility software will automatically get rid of any restrictions on the PDF file, which is very convenient when you need to modify the image or text.

So why would a user need a PDF Compressor? Most often, it is a problem of attaching documents via email, as the files are too large. Other times, the PDF file is taking up too much space on your computer, and a lot of times, college books are scanned and made into PDFs that need to be uploaded on the university's public page for student use. If the PDF files are too large, they will not send and load without the assistance of Google Drive, Dropbox, or the like. By compressing the files, the user can quickly load the PDFs in an email or on a university's classroom page online.

There are five different compression settings that provide a variety of resolutions and qualities for the PDF file, no matter what it is. The five compression settings offered by PDF Compression are "Screen," "eBook," "Printer," "Prepress," and "Default." The lowest compression setting, "Screen," gives the advantage of working faster and taking up less space on your computer, as it is only 72 dpi (dots per inch).  The medium compression resolution works with the eBook setting, which is still considered low in quality but has more than double the dpi in images. Once you move up to Printer compression, you are working with a higher quality image at 300 dpi. And Prepress has the same high quality and dpi of Printer but is specifically used to preserve PDF color.  The last compression setting is your "Default" setting, which allows the user to compress PDFs for an array of uses but has the potential of creating an output file that is larger in size. 

When it comes down to it, the five different compression settings are categorized by their compression ratio and the size of the output file once it is compressed. So "Screen" is the lowest quality as the dpi is the lowest. And "Prepress" is the highest quality with the largest dpi. Interestingly, when you are compressing multiple pages, particularly those in larger batches, PDF Compressor will automatically use the "Screen" compressor setting until you adjust it how you want it yourself.

Reduces compresses ration up to 10% in both text PDF and scanned PDF files

  • 10% compression ratio
  • Easy and simple to use
  • Five compression settings
  • Freeware
  • Capable of compressing in batches
Windows Operating System
At least 512 MB RAM
100 MB free hard disk space
Internet connection for software download

Reduces file size without loss of quality.
Saves storage space and enhances portability.
Maintains original formatting and layout.

Compressed PDF files may lose some quality.
Some versions are not free to use.
Lack of advanced features in basic versions.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Matthew
We can use the software online for free. If the maximum PDF is too large we can keep it small with this window PDF compressor. This window will be provided to us as we do our work and we can download it. We can compressor the PDF size as needed. This window software is very helpful for a worker working on a computer in a company.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Alexander R*********n
PDF Compressor software is a tool that reduces the size of PDF documents. It can convert PDFs to a smaller, more efficient size, allowing them to be quickly and easily shared, stored, and printed. It can also reduce the resolution of images, remove unnecessary objects, and compress fonts to reduce file size.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Nathan I*****f
I have used the PDF Compressor software multiple times and found it to be a very useful tool. It is very easy to use and I have been able to compress my PDFs with just a few clicks. It compresses the PDFs quickly and efficiently. I am also impressed with how much smaller the files become after compressing them. The software also allows you to customize the compression settings so you can get the best results for your specific needs. So far I have had no issues with the software and it works reliably. It is also very affordable and I would definitely recommend it.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Christopher Z*******h
The PDF Compressor software is ok, however I have expirienced some issues with it crashing during compressing proces.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Reece U.
I found PDF Compressor very usful, it really helped me reduce the size of my documents and made them easier to share online - it was great to save time and space!
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Hamish I.
This software is designed to reduce the size of PDF files by compressing them without compromising the quality of the document. It has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to use, and it supports batch processing, enabling users to compress multiple files at once. The software also has various compression options, such as image compression, font compression, and content compression. Additionally, it can be used to password-protect PDF files and merge multiple PDF files into one document. Overall, it is a useful tool for anyone who needs to reduce the size of their PDF files.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Josh Vanasse
PDF Compressor software efficiently reduces the size of PDF files without compromising on the quality of the document.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner David
This software significantly reduced the size of my bulky PDF files, making them much easier to share and manage.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Finlay
Efficient, user-friendly, preserves original file quality.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Josh
Efficient, reliable, easy-to-use, fast, compacting.
Makes large files small, easy to send via email.
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