How do I send or compress a PDF that’s too big for email?

Nina Reweti September 13, 2012


I converted a JPG file to PDF. The printer wants the dimension 100×72 cm and 300dpi to remain the same the problem is the file is now too big to email, how can I resolve this issue? Can I compress without losing size or quality? Should I use something other than email?

Thank you!

  1. Matt86
    February 25, 2013 at 5:52 am

    For simple compressions like that I would use Takes a few seconds and it works! :)

  2. Nikhil Chandak
    November 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    use 7zip ..
    or check this , this will help u out ! // as also said by Sidu Soren

  3. Andrew Harvey
    October 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm


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  4. Rayon
    October 3, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Dropbox , GDrive , and other are good pick . if these you don't want and break them smaller JR or Gsplit will work

  5. Joseph Huidrom
    September 21, 2012 at 1:26 am

    upload to and send the link to ur fren. There r many more..............

  6. Hanamichi Kurotsuchi
    September 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

    hey bro, if you want to use program to reduce pdf files, so I will tell you that the program for that is '' Adobe Acrobat Pro EXTENDED '' this program has a feature of reducing pdf files into very small files but with the same quality, I reduced 9 mg pdf file into 800 kb with this feature, I think it's in the '' edit '' or '' tool '' menu of the program,

    Good Luck !

  7. Dave Rimmer
    September 15, 2012 at 12:34 am
  8. susendeep dutta
    September 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm is a good service that utilizes all cloud services including SkyDrive and can send those large files via attachments -

  9. josemon maliakal
    September 14, 2012 at 2:11 am

    One of the best and easy way is to use Google docs ..

  10. Erlis D.
    September 14, 2012 at 1:02 am

    WinZip Courier is a recommended one... But I prefer sites like mediafire, or dropbox!
    Actually, using mediafire at the moment!

  11. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 14, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Also depends on which email service you are using. Most of the free email service allows upto 25MB of attachment. However, once I had to send a 75.3 MB attachment to my friend and I was using my Yahoo Mail ( domain), and I was pleasantly surprised that Yahoo prompted me saying that the attachment is too large and should I use YouSendIt. It seems that they have tied up with a third party, and this company will allow you to attach upto 100MB in the free version and upto 2GB in the paid version. I was impressed and it did work for me. :) So, you can check it out with Yahoo Mail.

  12. Gian Singh
    September 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    RAR it.

  13. Rob Hindle
    September 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    You could try or, free versions do up to 50MB is similar but 100MB max.

    In all cases there are paid versions that can handle larger files and if it's a one off you may be able to use a free trial of the commercial version..

    Another option is to use the capability in some zip file programs to create multiple smaller zips all within a specified max size and, by the way, email is commonly limited to 10MB of attachments but some can handle more - Gmail max is 20MB (I guess sender and recipient both need to be using gmail)

  14. Ahmed Khalil
    September 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    it is very simple man, just get acount in sky drive or any similar site then upload the file and send only the link in your email

  15. Christopher Webb-Orenstein
    September 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Hi there,
    You can make files smaller by turning them into .zip files. To do this, right click and scroll down to the compress option.

  16. Alex Perkins
    September 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    You could use Just Beam It for chrome, you upload your file to their page, then send the other person the link and they download it. You have to keep the page open though.

  17. GrrGrrr
    September 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Send up to a 50MB files for free

    Send up to a 100MB files for free

    Send up to a 200MB files for free

  18. Ravi Meena
    September 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    use google drive/skydrive/dropbox/box/any file sharing site, upload your files there and then send the link in email.

  19. Justin Pot
    September 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I don't recommend compression; use Dropbox to send the file, if you have that installed. Just put the file in your Dropbox and right-click it. You'll get a URL for sharing the file, which you can then post in an email.

    Alternatively you can try Minus. It's easy to use and you don't need an account. My summary:


  20. ha14
    September 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Acrobat enables you to send large PDFs files via email without a hitch.

  21. Burhan Ahmed
    September 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Check out . It is the website specifically for sending large files through email.

    • Ahmed Khalil
      September 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      this is new for me, thanks for the hint.

  22. illegal3alien
    September 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    It would probably be easier to upload the file to a file sharing site like Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, Amazon Drive, etc and then email a link of the file to the person.

  23. Hama Charieg
    September 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    there are a lot of Q's that are treating this kind of problems //

  24. Bruce Epper
    September 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    You may be able to compress the file somewhat, but don't expect great gains. I have seen some PDF files that can be compressed to reduce its size by about 33% and others where it is less than 1%. Your best bet would be to upload it to Dropbox or a similar site and just pass along a public (or password-protected) link to the file. You could also split the file into multiple chunks and send the pieces in individual emails.

    • Bill
      November 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Agreed. Compression always has a limit. Some PDF files could not be compressed anymore if they have already been compressed before. It really depends on the PDF files and whether you want to keep the quality.

      If you just want to share it, just upload it to skydrive, dropbox. Before upload, you can try to compress it with 7Zip. It could save some time and bandwidth.

      if you really want to compress pdf, reduce pdf file size, you can try to google a pdf compressor. I find a free one, you can try and tell us whether it works or not:

      There are also some duplicate questions on makeuseof:
      Search before ask. You could save some precious time. Good luck.

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