PDF Compress

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.02


Release May 1, 2013
Date Added May 2, 2013
Version 3.02

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

PDF Compress reduce the actual size of PDF files by compressing font, text and graphics. Compressed PDF files can be opened and viewed by Adobe Acrobat Reader all versions without any issue.