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How to compress PDF? Top 7 tools

PDF files have a ton of benefits. However, all its fancy bells and whistles also cause the file size to bloat, causing issues with sharing the file through things like email.

In this article, we’re going to talk about how to compress PDF files and the top seven tools that you can use to do the same.

Also read: How to fix the ‘Chrome PDF Viewer Not Working’ issue?


Compressing a PDF file

Compressing PDFs or just about any file is pretty easy these days. Adobe itself has released a bunch of web apps that can help you out with all things PDF.

Step 1: Head over to Adobe’s PDF Compressing tool and click on the Select a file button.

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Step 2: Select the compression quality and click Compress. 

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Wait for the tool to finish processing the file, and you’ll have a compressed version of your PDF in no time. 

Also read: How to save Google Slides as PDF?


Top 7 tools to compress PDF files

Aforementioned, there are a bunch of tools to compress PDF files out there. Here are the top seven that we recommend. 

Adobe’s PDF Convertor

As you saw in the tutorial explained above, Adobe’s PDF convertor works brilliantly with no confusing options or hurdles along the way, and all it takes is a few clicks. 

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You can visit Adobe's PDF Convertor here

iLovePDF

iLovePDF’s tools for PDF manipulation are quite popular, and the same goes for the PDF Compression tool as well. All you have to do is upload a file, select the type of compression, and you’re good to go. 

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You can visit iLovePDF here

PDF Convertor

This tool also works just like the rest of the two above. However, the site does have a rather user interface, and it stores your compressed copies in your account to access them whenever you want. As the name suggests, they have a bunch of other PDF manipulation tools for everyone to use. 

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You can visit PDF Convertor here

Also read: How to convert PDF to PPT? 


Soda PDF Online

It’s a bright and peppy page that can have some serious impact on the file size of your PDF. Even if you have multiple images in there, the compression algorithm makes the change rather unnoticed. 

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You can visit Soda PDF Online

iLovePDF – PDF Editor & Reader (Android)

iLovePDF is a handy little app put together by the team behind the iLovePDF web app, and it’s the complete deal. You can use any tool from the iLovePDF suite on a PDF file, especially for reducing the file size significantly. 

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You can download iLovePDF for your Android phone here

 

Smallpdf—Scan PDF, convert, compress, edit, & sign (Android)

Another great Android app for converting PDFs and derived from a web app just like iLovePDF. However, the compression speeds and the ratio is slightly better, so you might want to check this one out.

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You can download Smallpdf for Android here

PDF Expert: PDF Editor, Reader (iOS)

PDF Expert is an all-in-one solution for making, editing, and reading PDF files on your iOS devices. The app can help you modify PDFs and also causes a significant drop in the file size.

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You can download PDF Expert for your iOS device from here

Also read: How to insert PDF in Google Slides?

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