Compress PDF via C++

PDF compression programmatically using Aspose.PDF for C++ Library

Optimize PDF with C++

Do you need to compress PDF? Programmatic modification of PDF documents is an essential part of modern digital workflows. With C++ libraries like Aspose.PDF – are stand-alone solutions that don’t rely on other software and are ready for commercial use. They cover all possible needs of professional C++ developers.

This C++ library enables developers to compress PDF documents in a fast and efficient manner through programming. With this library, you can easily produce optimized PDF output for printing, archiving, or network sharing. It is a standalone solution for processing PDF documents in C++ that does not require the installation of any third-party software.

In order to to compress PDF file, we’ll use Aspose.PDF for C++ API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation API for CPP platform. Open NuGet package manager, search for Aspose.PDF and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console

PM > Install-Package Aspose.PDF.Cpp

How to Compress PDF via C++

You need Aspose.PDF for C++ to try the code in your environment.

  1. Open a PDF document using Document object.
  2. Call the method for optimization on the document object, which removes unnecessary objects and compresses images in the PDF file
  3. Save the optimized document to the new path using the Save() method.

If you want to make it easier and faster to share or store a PDF file, compressing it can help. With this powerful Aspose.PDF C++ library, you can reduce the size of your PDF while keeping its quality and important details intact. This professional tool uses C++ to compress PDF effectively. The following example demonstrates how to modify a PDF document in C++:

Compress PDF Files - C++

This sample code shows how to Optimize PDF Document for the Web - C++

Input file:

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Output format:


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	//Optimize PDF Document for the Web
    void OptimizeForWeb() {
    // String for path name
    String _dataDir("C:\\Samples\\");

    // String for input file name
    String outfilename("OptimizeDocument_out.pdf");

    // Open document
    auto document = MakeObject<Document>();

    // Make some operations (add pages, images, etc) 
    // ...

    // Optimize for web

    // Save output document
    document->Save(_dataDir + outfilename);

About Aspose.PDF for C++ API

Aspose.PDF for C++ is a powerful processing library that enables developers to create, read and manipulate PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat. It provides a wide range of features such as creating forms, adding/compressing text, manipulating PDF pages, adding annotations, handling custom fonts and much more.

Aspose.PDF for C++ is a library that enables the developers to add PDF processing capabilities to their applications. API can be used to build any type of 32-bit and 64-bit applications to generate or read, convert and manipulate PDF files without the use of Adobe Acrobat.

You can find detailed explanation & examples for every class & method in Aspose.PDF for C++ library in the API reference. And also recommend to view a Documentation.