Compress PDF via Python

PDF compression programmatically using Aspose.PDF for Python for .NET Library

Optimize PDF with Python

Do you need to compress PDF? Programmatic modification of PDF documents is an essential part of modern digital workflows. With Python 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 Python developers.

This Python for .NET 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 Python for .NET that does not require the installation of any third-party software.

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

Python Package Manager Console

pip install aspose-pdf

How to Compress PDF via Python

You need Aspose.PDF for Python 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 Python for .NET library, you can reduce the size of your PDF while keeping its quality and important details intact. This professional tool uses Python to compress PDF effectively. The following example demonstrates how to modify a PDF document in Python:

Compress PDF Files - Python

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

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	import aspose.pdf as ap

    # Open document
    document = ap.Document(input_pdf)

    # Optimize for web

    # Save output document

About Aspose.PDF for Python API

Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET API supports most established PDF standards and PDF specifications. It allows developers to insert tables, graphs, images, hyperlinks, custom fonts - and more - into PDF documents. Moreover, it is also possible to compress PDF documents. Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET provides excellent security features to develop secure PDF documents. Some of the key features of Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET API include:

  • Ability to read & export PDF in multiple image formats including BMP, GIF, JPEG & PNG.
  • Set basic information (e.g. author, creator) of the PDF document.
  • Conversion Features: Convert PDF to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Convert PDF to Images formats. Convert PDF file to HTML format and vice versa. Convert PDF to EPUB, Text, XPS, etc.

You can find more information about Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET API on our documentation on how to use API.