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PDF Optimize

Optimize PDF document to reduce its size.

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[POST] /pdf/optimize

  • url required. URL to the source file. Supports links from Google Drive, Dropbox and from built-in PDF.co files storage. For uploading files via API please check Files Upload section. If you are randomly getting Too Many Requests or Access Denied error for your input url, please try to add cache: to enable built-in url caching.
  • httpusername (optinal) - http auth user name if required to access source url.
  • httppassword (optinal) - http auth password if required to access source url.
  • name optional. File name for generated output. Must be a String.
  • expiration (optional). Output link expiration in minutes. Default is 60 (i.e. 60 minutes or 1 hour). After this delay generated output file(s) (if any) will be auto-removed from PDF.co temporary files storage. Max allowed expiration period depends on your current subscription plan. To store permanent input files (e.g. re-usable images, pdf, documents), please use PDF.co built-in Files Storage instead.
  • password optional. Password of PDF file. Must be a String.
  • async optional. Runs processing asynchronously. Returns Use JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the processing (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true, false.
  • encrypt optional.Enable encryption for output file. Must be one of: true, false.
  • profiles optional. Must be a String. You can set additional and extra options using this parameter that allows you to set custom configuration. See profiles samples for examples.

Description

  • Method: POST
  • URL: /v1/pdf/optimize

Query parameters

No query parameters accepted.

Body payload

keyvaluedescriptiondisabled 
x-api-key Optional. Please use http headers instead when possible because passing your API key as parameter for POST or GET is not secure and is for legacy app compatibility only.  
true    
async optional. Runs processing asynchronously. Returns Use JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the processing (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true, false.texttrue
encrypt optional.Enable encryption for output file. Must be one of: true, false.texttrue
urlhttps://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-optimize/sample.pdfrequired. URL of the source file. Must be a String. To use your file please upload it first to the temporary storage, see Upload and Manage Files section below to learn how to do it.text 
nameresult.pdfoptional. File name for generated output. Must be a String.text 
password optional. Password of PDF file. Must be a String.text 

Example responses

/pdf/optimize
{
    "url": "https://pdf-temp-files.s3.amazonaws.com/c3bde960dcc54bcebc14a72ab1521fa9/result-compressed.pdf",
    "fileSize": 798621,
    "pageCount": 5,
    "error": false,
    "status": 200,
    "name": "result-compressed.pdf",
    "remainingCredits": 59877
}

Code Snippet

CURL
curl --location --request POST 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/optimize' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'x-api-key: ' \
--form 'url="https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-optimize/sample.pdf"' \
--form 'name="result.pdf"' \
--form 'password=""'

Samples