Reduce PDF Size is a free compressor tool devoted to PDFs. It offers support for five different compression settings that will allow you to reduce the size of the document in few seconds: Screen-View-Only Quality, Low Quality (for ebooks), High Quality (differentiating between printer and prepress) and Default Quality. You can choose the ratio that best suits your preferences. This software is also capable of supporting batch conversion, which enables you to shrink several PDF documents at a time.
This software gets to be really useful when sharing PDFs with others or sending them by email
This software gets to be really useful when sharing PDFs with others or sending them by email, as large sized documents are not supported or allowed. Similarly, it is a great opportunity to make them suitable for mobile devices and to avoid the document taking up a lot of hard disk space. The interface of Reduce PDF Size is made up of a list which displays all source and output PDFs, including their name and size. While the process is taking place, you will see a bar at the bottom of the screen that shows how it is progressing. Nevertheless, some users have criticized Reduce PDF Size for its simplicity, poor interface and lack of advanced options, such as format conversion or editing capabilities.
How to use this utility
Getting this software onto your computer won’t take too long. Once you are done with the download and setup process you will soon notice that Reduce PDF Size’s interface does not leave getting lost or confused with all the options, to chance. For some this is an advantage, for some others not.
The compressing process is really simple and it only consists of two steps: adding the PDF, and clicking to reduce its size. You just need to select “File” menu and click on “Add PDF Files”. After having imported those you want, go to “File” again, and this time click on “Reduce PDF File Size” to specify the output folder where you want to save your size-reduced PDF once the process has finished. You do not have to worry about the integrity of the original document, it won’t be modified.
Reduce PDF Size 2.0 Features
The unique features of Reduce PDF Size are:
- Five different compression settings: Screen-View-Only, Low Quality (ebooks), High Quality (printers), High Quality (prepress) and Default Quality
- Supports batch conversion, which enables comp shrinking several PDFs simultaneously
- Progress bar to see how the reduction process is doing
If you want to read more information about this utility before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install this program in your PC are listed below:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster
- RAM Memory: 512 MB
- HDD: 1.5 GB of free space available