The following software is required to successfully use ActivePDF Compressor.
- Windows Server™ 2008 R2, 2012 R2 or 2016
- Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.6.2 (If it is not detected, it is installed automatically)
- Windows 10™ desktop operating system
The minimum hardware requirements for ActivePDF Compressor are:
- 512 MB of RAM
- 250 MB of hard disk space (for application)
Note: If installing an ActivePDF product on a Windows 2012 server, you must download and install two Microsoft updates for Windows 2012 servers. These updates resolve issues with the Microsoft Visual 2015 C++ Redistributable Runtime Components. For links and step-by-step instructions, see the ActivePDF Knowledge Base article Installing ActivePDF Products on a Windows 2012 Server.
ActivePDF Compressor uses text, image, and object compression to reduce file size when creating a PDF file. Additionally, ActivePDF Compressor offers optimization settings to further reduces file size.
After compression, the PDF files require less storage space when archiving and load online quicker than uncompressed PDFs, for better viewing speed and performance. It’s also faster to share or email compressed PDF files, especially when there are email file size limitations.
ActivePDF Compressor supports compression for various image types embedded in PDF files, including JPEG, JP2, and raw image data.
Compressor's key features include:
- Reduces PDF file size.
- Image compression.
- Text and object compression.
- Optimization, includes removing document structure.
- Supports COM and .NET API.
Installation and Getting Started
For installation information, see Installing ActivePDF Compressor.
API information is available in the ActivePDF Compressor User Guide: