Reduce PDF file size in Linux

A GhostScript command can help in reducing your pdf size.

$gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen -sOutputFile=output.pdf input.pdf

You can also use the following parameters for -dPDFSETTINGS instead of /screen:

  • /screen – Lowest quality, lowest size
  • /ebook – Moderate quality
  • /printer – Good quality
  • /prepress – Best quality, highest size

I was able to reduce 1.5 MB size to  400KB. 🙂

 

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About Jasleen Kaur

Hi, I am Jasleen kaur, a Computer Science Student.
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