Free PDF Compressor v1.12 Private

webfork on 23 Feb 2017
  • 288KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2008
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Free PDF Compressor removes duplicate PDF objects and employs compression features in more recent PDF specifications to reduce file size.

Note: This program has gone shareware, so I have made the last free version available for direct download. [Andrew]

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the stand-alone EXE file to a folder of your choice. Launch PDFCompressor.exe.

6 comments on Free PDF Compressor  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Klaus Frank 2008-07-20 00:08

Some of the PDFs tested with this app were indeed reduced in size by VERY small amounts, but some others actually became BIGGER after 'compressing' than before. So, don't expect too much - this is definitely NOT a compression tool like ZIP

Webfork 2009-05-19 11:35

Previous poster is right -- sometimes compression helps a lot, sometimes not at all.

In my tests I saved ~30% on long, black-and-white scanned documents (without OCR) which was about the same as zip compression.

Couldn't tell the difference between "flate" and "runlength" compression options.

Webfork 2009-05-19 11:45

Sorry -- further testing showed that really this program excels only if you have lots of white space in your documents. Either way, when you're sending out a big document online, its worth a shot.

donald 2010-05-30 00:17

Application webpage has Shareware version 2.0.

Found version 1.12 available at

LS 2011-05-31 14:03

tried it with a 12MB black and white PDF and could only compress to 11.7. Does NOT work :(


Jimmy 2011-06-04 08:40

very good for text only pdf. it can reduce the size of this pdfs up to 30 percent.


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