I’ve heard the term “PDF optimizer” tossed around, but I’m not exactly sure what it is. What’s the use of a PDF optimizer, and is it available for free?
PDF optimization is the process of improving a PDF to make it more compatible with use on the Web. You may also have heard of PDF compression. It is important to compress a PDF file before sharing it, especially by putting it on the Web, because smaller files are easier to upload, download, and email. PDF files can be very large and inconvenient, but a PDF compressor can optimize them for Web use and make them better for other use as well, by saving disk space. It is very easy to find free PDF compression software online. CVISION offers an excellent tool called PdfCompressor, which can reduce the file size and OCR the document to make it text-searchable.
You can download a free trial version of PdfCompressor below: