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Giveaway of the day — PDFCompressor Pro 5.2

Compresses both text PDF and scanned PDF files to reduce the file size.
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User rating: 46 (75%) 15 (25%) 23 comments

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PDF Compressor is a Windows utility that compresses both text PDF and scanned PDF files to reduce the file size fast and easily.
This tool allows users to change the compressing value to get better compressed result and content quality. Also, the program supports batch mode and lets users compress hundreds of PDF documents at one time.
PDF Compressor can save the compressed PDF documents to original PDF folder without overwriting the original PDF files. But if you like, it can also output compressed files to a specified folder path.
The program can automatically remove the restriction from protected PDF files as well.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista / 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

PDFCompressor

Homepage:

http://www.pdfcompressor.net

File Size:

14.5 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#9

I tried it and unlike what other people said, when I tried it, it did definitely reduced the size of new file but I did found a major problem.
It removes clickable links from the pdf file ( and I used Text PDF ) and that could be a problem for some and not a problem at all for others.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#8

I would love a utility that actually cleaned up poorly scanned PDF. Remove the "grey background" from text documents that were scanned in color instead of B&W, and also be able to darken the text, then - OCR the results.

ps has anyone noticed the irony of the "captcha picture" where you try to prove to the bot that you're not a boyt?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

John, Have you tried ABBYY? It will convert your file to editable in many formats, even ePub.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

For those who say the app does reduce file size: is it better or worse than reprinting the file in Foxit/Acrobat Reader with 'Smallest Size' option enabled?

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

"PDFCompressor Pro 5.2"
Today installed in Win8.1 without any trouble.
The first compression went fine:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jziecrh4c0fk5xb/Verwerking.png
Also a compression of a photo in PDF:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y4x6t2oziyzg7aa/Scanned.png
A very small difference between the original and compressed file(seen when switching between the two files):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/o28ch1500jkl0rc/Verschil.png
But some other files were worse:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c167pphsvwwmrog/Verschil-B.png
and: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ouunatroq4dz03/Verschil-C.png
The files, original and compressed are in:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/D4AdUWAkQfos2fq
Test it, maybe I made a mistake.
Ootje

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Ootje, On their website: "Please check the Compress Quality and DPI value. If these two values are too low, the compressed PDF file could not keep the good quality. Try to turn the Compress Quality higher than 75% and set the DPI to 120. " Regards

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

PaulF, on the screendumps, the DPI is always 300 or higher for a scanned PDF.
With Txt-PDF the option is not active.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ootje, I don't think you made a mistake Ootje..Downloaded, installed and registered CompressorPro successfully.
I set up PDFCompressor at High Quality with a 120 DPI (seeing as you cannot adjust it), selected both the file from and to go where. 35.9mb >21.7mb...ok good I thought...thot very wrong..it's a text PDF with schematics and it destroyed the schematics.
Next I tried with FreeCompressor, which I have used before...medium quality, not high quality, with a 150dpi (yes it's adjustable) ...took a bit longer to compress but 35.9mb > 18.3mb AND it did not destroy the schematics.
If PDF CompressorPro allowed for DPI adjustment then maybe, but for now it's a flop!

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#5

Just performed a quick test and the results were not impressive.

A4 size B&W drawing scanned at 400 dpi.

Original filesize: 116,900
PDF Compressor filesize: 1,679,888 - 14 times bigger!
pdfcompressor.com website: 31,363 - 73% smaller

All files look good - differences in file quality are negligible, even when zooming in.

Perhaps PDF Compressor Pro is good for some kinds of PDFs, but definitely not this one. For now I'll stick with free online compression.

Reply   |   Comment by YD Forums  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#4

Too few options means that colour pdf with photos - even at 90% setting - come out with an unacceptable quality.

Reply   |   Comment by Conny  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Conny, You could set a higher DPI value to see if the output quality changes.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Alex, DPI in mine, and seems most others, is non adjustable off the 120 DPI mark...yes I adjusted for higher quality

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#3

I am very sorry but this piece of software is absolutely useless. In text mode the output file is bigger than the input file even if you set up the slider to smallest size /poorest quality/. It is not worth a penny!

Reply   |   Comment by Stoicho  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Stoicho, There is a thing to press at the bottom `Why is the compressed file not smaller?'
It then tells you that with text files this happens, instead compress scanned files!
Like saying `you don't like the wine, try the whisky' but there isn't any, you only have wine!

Regarding emails, very useful indeed to be able to SEND an email with a compressed file, but someone at the other end who receives it has to decompress it! How?

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Robert Duchateau, & Zen

I assume this works like programs that compress jpg files. The result is a standard jpg, just smaller in file size. I would assume in this case the result is a standard pdf, just smaller in file size.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Zen , Sorry Zen but if there is no whiskey, there may be beer...and in that case you don't have just wine.
It destroyed schematics in a PDF I had...I think most PDF viewer's can read the file..I tried the built in Edge viewer as well as Adobe, and both read exact same mess, both local and sent.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Stoicho,
From what you said it looks like the uncompressed file is worst than the original file.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Stoicho, could you take a look at the failed compressed text mode PDF files output files and see if the text is still selectable text? It could be that the program renders the PDF pages to a raster image of the set DPI and tries to compress that, which would then result in clickable links vanishing and true text mode PDF files and vector shape encoded text PDF files that start at a few tens of Kbytes exploading to hundreds of kbytes or even megabytes in size but the text is no longer selectable without OCR. If this is the way it works then it is best avoided! It could be working on the basis of removing detail it deems redundant from embeded bitmap/raster graphic content where a PDF was created to be high quality printable but it is now going to be sent via email and only viewed on a laptop screen so the extra detail will be surplus to requirements. But completely ignores features like embeded links. Of course I could be completely wrong as I am just hypothesising based upon the charateristics reported in these comments so far.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

Its good for emailing PDF files

Reply   |   Comment by Anwar  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Anwar, As long as the recipient has the programme. Otherwise how can he decompress it?

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Zen , no the program produces PDF files with the data content reduced and compressed differently to the original but still within the specification of PDF document format. The files should remain viewable in any industry standards compliant PDF viewer... Assuming the program does not wreck the PDF contents formatting during its internal processing of the original PDF document, which by certain comments about certain content like circuit diagrams which may be originally rendered using vector shapes and have text embeded within the diagram that get completely wrecked.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

I have used this several times in the past and it simply does not do what they say it can. Quite often the 'compressed' file is actually the same or larger and the quality is very bad, but they want for $29.95 for it!

I find "Free PDF Compressor" from freepdfcompressor.com does a much better job - and umm.... for free.

Reply   |   Comment by User101  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

User101, try setting the PDF Type as "Text PDF" :)

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
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