PDF Compress

PDF Compress

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
1.7
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    36,596
  • Date Added:
    September 07, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    47
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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This program is designed to compress your large PDF files, but it is unable to deliver its promise. PDF Compress offers a straight-ahead interface with a few standard buttons and input boxes that allow you to select files and modify its information. After selecting the PDF file you want to compress, you can easily view the properties--such as the author, PDF version used, and the last modification date--without doing a thing. In our tests, it didn't perform well and wasn't able to reduce the size of our test documents as we expected. The publisher's description doesn't explicitly tell the compression rate and the algorithm it uses, making it hard for us to vouch for its effectiveness. We even can't restore the compressed PDF files to their original sizes due to lack of a decompression feature. With the flaws mentioned (and despite its freeware status), PDF Compress isn't a good choice for PDF file size reduction.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"wast of time"

August 04, 2009  |  By stevemj3dguy

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Pros

none can be discovered

Cons

waste of time

Summary

original PDF 29105961
NEW Compressed file 29106985 "Its bigger "

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1 stars

"Doesn't really compress"

May 04, 2009

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Pros

None - this has not worked for me

Cons

It made my file bigger than the original...

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1 stars

"Stupid software."

February 16, 2009  |  By khalloodaa

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Pros

Nothing, if I canrate it at zero, I were do it.

Cons

It increases the PDF size instead of decrease it.

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4 stars

"It works for me"

April 16, 2008  |  By eazee2envee

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Pros

I like that it´s basically self explanitory and not that hard to figure out.

Cons

When you have a bunch of scanned documents in on PDF file it doesn´t really compress a lot even if you put maximum. But it´s ok i guess

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1 stars

"Great at anti-compression"

April 05, 2008  |  By frnxuesheng

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Pros

It's free.

Cons

This program does the opposite of its advertised purpose.

I was running a comparison with another free pdf compressor on download.com to see which of the two were better at compressing pdfs created which contained: only OCR text (113 pages - 698 KB), OCR text and pictures (36 pages - 3,380 KB), and just scanned pictures (66 pages - 64,064 KB). In every instance, this program increased the file size when compared to the original. The OCR text became 710 KB; the OCR text and pictures became 3,384 KB; and just scanned pictures became 64,073 KB.

Granted, the increases are not that much, but it's still an increase and opposite of what should have happened. The program really deserves 0 out of 5 stars.

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1 stars

"Worst Compression Program Ever"

April 11, 2006  |  By netsecur

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Pros

Its a quick download

Cons

I had a 23 meg PDF file I wanted to compress. Followed the easy to use options within the program and pressed "Compress" a blank PDF file of 840 bytes was created. Uninstalled and reinstalled and still same problem. Worst program ever. Don't download this program

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1 stars

"It makes your PDF files larger!!"

January 18, 2006  |  By Björn Lundahl

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Cons

Actually, I tested to compress several PDF files, large and small, and I found that this software is good in making your PDF files larger and not smaller!! Bjorn Lundahl, Gothenburg, Sweden

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4 stars

"Not really worth it"

September 02, 2005  |  By MesCommentaires

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1.00

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
My 19MB pdf file was not compressed at all. Another 500KB file with a couple pictures was compressed about 10%. It's not doing the job I was expecting.

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1 stars

"useless software"

July 28, 2005  |  By yummy111

 |  Version: PDF Compress 1

Pros

none

Cons

it actually increases the size of your pdf rather than reducing it!Dont waste your time downloading it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 adds support for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit.
General
Publisher BureauSoft
Publisher web site http://www.bureausoft.com
Release Date September 15, 2009
Date Added September 07, 2009
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.56MB
File Name pdfcomp.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,596
Downloads Last Week 47
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49

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