PDFs are document files. They usually contain pages of text. However, a PDF can also contain images, charts, hyperlinks, and more.
PDF is probably the best way to share documents on the internet. PDFs work on any operating system, are supported by tons of applications and websites, and even work for reading ebooks on most e-readers.
Most importantly, though, a PDF looks the same no matter where you view it. This is what makes a PDF superior to a DOC when it comes to sharing and uploading. DOC files are easier to edit, but PDFs will stay uniform no matter where they show up.
A PDF file can have an infinite number of pages and be tens of megabytes in size. This can pose problems when it comes to uploading that file. Depending on how big it is, you might not even be able to email it.
Shrinking or compressing the PDF could solve this problem. Many PDFs are much heavier than they need to be when it comes to hard drive space. By running a heavy PDF through a compression tool, you could not only save space but also make it possible to upload or email that file.
Our compression tool on this page makes it very easy to shrink a PDF. You don’t need to give us your email, your output files won’t have watermarks, and you can use the tool as much as you like without cost.
To begin, you’ll need to upload one or up to 20 PDFs. If you need to shrink more than 20 PDFs, don’t worry: you can repeat these steps as necessary for all your files. To upload, hit the “UPLOAD FILES” button or just drag and drop them onto the “Drop Your Files Here” field.
Once uploaded, our automated tool will instantly start to shrink each PDF. When the progress bar clears, you’ll see a new “DOWNLOAD” button under each upload in the queue. If you hit that, you’ll download a new compressed version of that PDF.
However, you can also save yourself some time by hitting the “DOWNLOAD ALL” button after all uploads are finished shrinking. This will get you a ZIP file that will include all the shrunk PDFs.
After you get all your files, you can hit the “CLEAR QUEUE” button and start again. Feel free to repeat this as many times as you need.
It is perfectly safe to shrink a PDF. If you are worried about data loss, you don’t need to be concerned. Your original PDF stays safe on your computer or mobile device. If for some reason you’re not happy with the shrunk PDF, you’ll still have your original.
Similarly, there’s no reason to be concerned about data security. After one hour, our automated system will purge all uploaded information. This means your uploaded files along with the shrunken versions will vanish without a trace after 60 minutes.