Compress PDF

Make your PDF smaller with just a few clicks. It's easy and free*

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How to compress a PDF file

1 Choose a file to compress

Select the file you wish to compress from your computer or a cloud storage service like Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox.

2 Automatic Size Reduction

Once the file is uploaded to our system, it will reduce the file size automatically by keeping a relevant compression quality adapted for the Internet. You can even shrink your file to email/web quality.

3 View and Download

When the file is ready, access your compressed PDF file by downloading it to your computer and viewing it in your browser.


Did you know?

Compress PDF: Reducing the size of a file is referred to as compression.

Learn more about file compression

Reducing bits

File compression involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation.

No information loss

Compression reduces bits by identifying and eliminating statistical redundancy. No information is lost in compression.

Compression options

If you are looking for more advanced compressor options, you may use our desktop solution or our online application to make your PDF file small.

How to Compress PDF

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How To Compress PDF (Using Soda PDF)

Compress PDF documents using Soda PDF. Learn the different ways to compress PDFs using our Desktop or Online software solutions, plus discover the different compression qualities we offer.

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How To Compress PDF for Email

Compress PDFs for email and send PDF documents to your recipients' email addresses in just a few clicks. Learn how to compress documents to shareable file sizes and send via email using Soda PDF.

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How to Compress PDF Offline

A desktop app such as Soda PDF Desktop can compress your files while maintaining their original quality and formatting, all while working offline.

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