PDF Compression

Key Customer Benefits

  • 40-75% compression on PDF files
  • Up to 12x higher compression than classic "zip" programs
  • No format change
  • Bypass email firewalls, spam filters with optimized, non-zipped PDF files
  • No quality loss on optimized PDF files
  • Users can open optimized files without having FILEminimizer installed

Case Study I

11,200 employees of Manor AG successfully use FILEminimizer on workstations and servers. Their average compression is 81%.

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Manor AG

Case Study II

Learn how supermarket retailer Edeka reduced helpdesk support by 75%.

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PDF Compression Software

In order to understand PDF compression, we must first get a grasp on basic data compression. In the simplest possible terms, data compression refers to the reduction of the size of electronic data. Specifically, it means reducing the number of bits that data occupies. PDF files are prime candidates for compression - they can become very large when they contain a large amount of high resolution content such as images or scanned data. Large PDF files often exceed email attachment limits and load slowly from web pages. They take up a lot of storage space within the company and are generally difficult to work with.

PDF Compression Basics

FILEminimizer PDF applies a unique file optimization approach to all PDF files allowing for significant file size reductions of scanned image PDF files, native "born-digital" PDF documents and all other files in the standard PDF format. balesio's Native Format Optimization Technology (NFO) optimizes all content inside a PDF file and thus is able to reduce its file size by 40-75%. The optimization guarantees that the original file format is not altered or modified, in contrast to classic zip algorithms where users end up with a "zipped" file which they need to then unzip. FILEminimizer PDF is a very efficient form or PDF compression.

PDF Compression Process

FILEminimizer PDF compression process

Benefits of FILEminimizer PDF

balesio's NFO technology is most efficient on image heavy and graphic rich PDF files, where FILEminimizer PDF can achieve compression ratios which are up to 12 times higher than classic zip software. Usually graphic-rich PDF files are either native PDF files, e.g. brochures or presentations "printed" as PDF or scanned images which are saved as a PDF file during a specified document workflow. This content is optimized in its native form, so the user does not end up with a "zipped" file but with an original PDF file.

As such, this solution is ideal for sending compressed PDF files via email, not only because of the smaller file size but also because in contrast to zip files which are often blocked, the native PDF file format pass through firewalls and spam filters easily. The receiver doesn't need any special software to view or modify an PDF file.

  • Download the FILEminimizer PDF datasheet.
  • Download a free trial version of FILEminimizer PDF.