The compress PDF (reduce file size) feature will make your PDFs smaller. In Soda PDF Desktop this feature is called Compress. The feature behaves very similarly in Soda PDF Online, but is called Reduce File Size.
This article will cover the following topics:
Compressing a PDF File
Step 1 - Open the Compress Tool
- Click on CONVERT.
- Choose Compress
Step 2 - Set compression quality
You can decide how much you want to compress your file. Keep in mind that compression happens by lowering the quality of the graphical parts of your PDF.
- Choose the level of compression.
You'll see an estimate for your new file size.
Step 3 - Confirm Compression
You're now ready to reduce the file size of your PDF.
- Choose Compress.
Step 4 - Get your compressed PDF
Soda PDF Desktop
The last thing to do is to choose where to save the compressed copy of your PDF.
- Choose a Save Location on your computer.
- Click Save.
The new compressed PDF will be saved to that location. The file will also open in Soda PDF ready for you to review it.
Soda PDF Online
Your newly compressed file will open in Soda PDF Online. You'll see _reduce added to the file name.
You can now download the newly compressed PDF document.
- Click the save button at the top and your file will download to your device.
Batch Compressing multiple files
You can compress multiple files at once.
For more details, click here to learn more about our batch tool.
Batch functionalityis temporarily unavailable in the Soda PDF Online. We are working to add this feature as fast as possible.