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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