Compress PDF online with a free PDF compressor

The portable document format (PDF) was released 26 years ago and has since become the industry standard for digital documents, including those scanned in from original hardcopies. But PDF is much more versatile than a lot of people think. It can also be used for providing secure digital forms, for storing images or presentations, and for many other things. The problem is that many PDF files end up being far too large, particularly if they include a lot of visual content. PDFs which are scanned in from physical documents can also be extremely large – if optical character recognition (OCR) isn’t used to convert the scanned text into an editable format, then the content will be stored as a raster image, taking up many orders of magnitude more space. This can make them impractical for sending over email or storing on a web server.

Bring innovation to your solutions with an online PDF reducer

Orpalis has developed a simple and straightforward solution for dealing with excessively large PDF files. The free PDF compressor lets you compress PDF online without having to download any locally installed software. That also means it’s always kept up to date without requiring any installation of patches and other updates on your part. However, for those who prefer to have a locally installed version which they can use offline, there is also a free downloadable version available. But with PDF Reducer Cloud, it is possible to do everything online through a browser. That way, it doesn’t matter which operating system you’re running on your local computer, since the software and its dependencies all run on Orpalis’ servers. This also means there’s no system resources used on your side, and you don’t need to deal with software licenses.

PDF Reducer Cloud makes your PDF files substantially smaller for easy file storage and sharing or faster web-based viewing. You can select individual files or even entire folders, using the batch processor to compress them all at once, rather than having to do so one by one. This presents a huge benefit to businesses and individuals which depend heavily on the format. Many users have been able to reduce the size of their PDF files by around 75% without any perceptible reduction of quality. Both black and color PDF files can be compressed with average compression ratios weighing in at 50 to 75 percent. Other features include lossless data recompression, and the ability to remove unwanted or unused objects in files to further reduce their size. The online PDF reducer also features automated color detection and layout analyses, resampling of raster-based images, the segmentation of content, and the ability to input more than 100 different formats on top of existing PDF files!

The latest version, launched in December 2019, provides improved support for file sizes in excess of four gigabytes, an improved compression ratio, improved speed, and a battery of minor improvements and bug fixes. These updates apply to both the cloud-based version PDF Reducer Cloud, and the on-premises edition PDF Reducer.

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