How to Compress a PDF File

Apps / software Compress PDF - this is how it works

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PDF files are the standard for exchanging text files online, publishing them on websites or sending them by e-mail. Sometimes it happens that the file exceeds a maximum upload size of the service provider. You can counteract this by compressing the file. You can find out how this works in our tips + tricks.

Compress PDF offline with PDF24 Creator

PDF files can be easily compressed with the free PDF24 Creator tool. Read our step-by-step guide or take a look at the quick start guide.

Compress PDF online

PDF24.org also offers a tool online to compress PDF files. You can read how this works in our step-by-step instructions or in the quick start guide.

Quick guide: Compress PDF offline with PDF24 Creator

  1. Download and install PDF24 Creator.
  2. Open PDF24 Creator and click on "Compress PDF".
  3. Then go to "Add file".
  4. Choose the PDF and click on "to open".
  5. Decrease the values ​​for DPI and image quality.
  6. Click on "to save"to a scaled down PDF to obtain.

Quick guide: Compress PDF online

  1. Open the PDF shrink tool from pdf24.org.
  2. Click on "Choose files"
  3. Reduce the values ​​for DPI and image quality.
  4. Click on "Download".