Compressing PDF with a Command Line Software
Compressing PDF is the only way to reduce the file size of PDF files. You can easily do so by using command line softwares made by some manufacturers. Although there are other ways to reduce the size of PDF files, using a command line tool is the simplest way to go about it. Command line utilities are standalone products that do not depend on any additional print drivers to carry out the compression process. Nor do they need any external components such as plug-ins or add-ons or other programs. Handling these utilities is easy and hassle-free. These tools can also run in batch compress mode that enables you to reduce the size of multiple files, all at the same time.
How to Compress PDF Using a Compression Program
First of all install the compression program on your computer and launch it. Next, go to the file menu and choose the Add Files command. In the box that opens, navigate to the folder that contains the PDF files to be compressed and select the files. Press the Add button and the files will be added to the Input Files column. The size of the files will also be shown in the File Size column. Set the compression parameters the way you want. Select an output folder where you want to save the compressed files. If you want to save them in the same location as they were, choose Same As Source in the Output Folder field. Press the Compress button. The compression process will begin. There is a status column that will indicate the progress of the compression process.
How to Compress PDF Using an Online Compressor
There are many websites that allow you to compress your PDF files. The advantage in using these websites is that you don't have to download and install any software on your computer. Simply upload the files to be compressed on any of these sites and get your files compressed. Many of these sites offer free service. They do not charge you anything for compressing your PDF files.