Reduce PDF file size on Mac

PDF files with images can take a lot of space on your computer. They are difficult to send, upload or share. In earlier posts, we have reviewed other PDF tools, such as Adobe Acrobat, PDF Element, that can reduce down file size of PDF files. Adobe Acrobat is the most powerful PDF tool with plenty of customizable options. Check out this tutorial to compress PDF files using Acrobat. PDF Element is a good alternative to Adobe Acrobat. It is also feature rich, but much easier to use. Follow these steps to make your PDF files smaller. Speaking of PDF compression, PDF Squeezer beats them all. It achieves the balance you need to reduce the file size while preserving image quality. Best of all, PDF Squeezer costs much less than its competitors.

In this guide, we will show you the quick steps to compress PDF documents on Mac using this PDF tool.

Reduce PDF file size using PDF Squeezer

Run the PDF compressor from the Launchpad on your Mac. You will see two boxes side by side at its home page. The left box says ‘Drop your files here’. You can drag and drop PDF files from Finder to this drop box, the PDF compression tool will instantly shrink down the file sizes. Or you can go to its File menu > Open to open the folder and load all PDF files you want to compress into the compression app to batch compress multiple PDF files.

PDF Squeezer for Mac
PDF Squeezer for Mac

The default filter will be applied. You can however choose from predefined compression filters or create your own. At the bottom of the PDF compressor, you can see the current default filter, or change new filters from there. Click Preview to view the PDF file before you save them. When you are satisfied with both file size and quality, click Save As to save them as copies or Save to overwrite existing PDF files.

Go to PDF Squeezer > Preferences, to tweak more configurable options to suit your own needs. You can enable enable the automatic compression and save with ‘One-Click-Compression’.

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