Compress PDF files

Easily reduce the size of PDF files online for free

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Easily compress a PDF file

This online tool allows you to easily compress a PDF file. All you have to do is upload your PDF file, choose your optimization preference and then download the file shortly after.

How to reduce the size of a PDF

  • Choose or drop the PDF file which you want to reduce
  • Select an optimization setting
  • Click on 'Compress' in the lower center
  • Download the compressed PDF file

Security for your sensitive data

Data security is key for pdfforge. As a German company we are subject to strict data policy laws and our servers are located in the EU. Files that you upload will automatically be deleted from our system after two hours.


Even though your data is safe with us, there are always documents which should not be sent to a public service. We recommend to use our PDFCreator for files that contain sensitive personal data. The desktop version is not only popular for private use but is also used by many of our clients world wide. One of its advantages are the extra layers of security. PDFCreator prevents unauthorized access to your PDFs and lets you encrypt your files with AES while protecting them with a password. You can use the free version or one of our professional solutions.