The PDF Shrinker

Reduce PDF file size by applying Jpeg compression to all images embedded in the PDF.

How to use

Requirements

Java SE6 or newer

Option 1: Build from source

Download code and build using Maven

Option 2: Download pre-built app

All operating systems:
shrink-pdf-beta-3-distr.zip

Unpack the archive wherever. On Windows, run shrink-pdf.bat. On Mac or Linux, run shrink-pdf.sh.

Command Line Arguments

The PDF Shrinker supports command line arguments for automation. From the install directory, do:

java -cp "jar/*" edu.emory.cellbio.ShrinkPDF
    [<input> [<output>]] [-q <quality>] [-h | --headless]

<input> — Path of the PDF file to shrink

<output> — Path to save the shrunken PDF

-q <quality> — Compression quality parameter. Number between 0 (low quality, small file size) and 1 (high quality, large file size). Default, 0.85.

-h | --headless — If this flag is set, the app will use default parameter values if user values are not set. Otherwise, user input will be requested.

Release notes

beta-3

beta-2

beta-1

Dependencies

Uses Apache PDFBox to read, parse, and write PDF files (included in the pre-built app download)

Contact

Benjamin Nanes
Web: http://b.nanes.org
Github: bnanes


This is your PDF on Jpeg.