How to use the PDF compressor

Compressing PDFs is no rocket science with PDF Extra. To optimize your files:

  1. Open the PDF file that you wish to compress.

  2. Choose if you want to also include image compression.

    PDF Extra: the PDF compression settings panel

  3. Click “Apply” to confirm your changes.

  4. Wait for the PDF file compression to finish.

    PDF Extra: compression in progress window with percentages

  5. Select where you want to save your new file.

  6. Enjoy your smaller & optimized PDF!

That being said, you might be wondering why you would ever want to compress a file without the PDF images or what’s the difference between normal image compression and DPI image compression. Let’s dive into more detail about each parameter to get the most out of your files.