How I compress 14MB pdf file to 1.1 MB with ps2pdf

Jul 25, 2019

I have to upload a pdf file into a website, and it says your pdf file is to large!

Hahaha, when i check my pdf file, its 14MB! OMG!

Well, fortunately in GNU/Linux Ubuntu, there is a tool ps2pdf we can use to compress a pdf file. By default its already installed on the system.

Check by using command:

$ ps2pdf

To install:

$ sudo apt install ps2pdf

To compress pdf:

$ ps2pdf large.pdf small.pdf

Here is my result from 14MB to 1.1MB!!


Hope it helps.