PDF Optimize#

Available Methods#

/pdf/optimize#

Optimize a PDF document to reduce its size.

  • Method: POST

  • Endpoint: /v1/pdf/optimize

Attributes#

Note

Attributes are case-sensitive and should be inside JSON for POST request, for example:

{
    "url": "https://example.com/file1.pdf"
}

Attribute

Description

Required

url

URL to the source file. 1

yes

httpusername

HTTP auth user name if required to access source url.

no

httppassword

HTTP auth password if required to access source url.

no

name

File name for the generated output, the input must be in string format.

no

expiration

Set the expiration time for the output link in minutes (default is 60 i.e 60 minutes or 1 hour), After this specified duration, any generated output file(s) will be automatically deleted from PDF.co Temporary Files Storage. The maximum duration for link expiration varies based on your current subscription plan. To store permanent input files (e.g. re-usable images, pdf templates, documents) consider using PDF.co Built-In Files Storage.

no

password

Password of PDF file, the input must be in string format.

no

async

Set async to true for long processes to run in the background, API will then return a jobId which you can use with the Background Job Check endpoint to check the status of the process and retrieve the output while you can proceed with other tasks.

no

profiles

Use this parameter to set additional configurations for fine-tuning and extra options. Explore the Profiles section for more.

no

Query parameters#

No query parameters accepted.

Payload#

{
    "url": "https://pdfco-test-files.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/pdf-optimize/sample.pdf",
    "name": "output.pdf",
    "profiles": "{ 'ImageOptimizationFormat': 'JPEG', 'JPEGQuality': 25, 'ResampleImages': true, 'ResamplingResolution': 120, 'GrayscaleImages': false }",
    "async": false
}

Response 2#

{
    "url": "https://pdf-temp-files.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/TEPHYOOWTKN47RSMF11CXHXHD7U68ZSS/sample-compressed.pdf?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Security-Token=FwoGZXIvYXdzEEsaDMAT9Cnzd6%2FnDfVKYSKCAU6XCvsgWTRfJHWmoO2iJfJ6YSVShb6ddOXU9Ks5G4Ai20O2idqOaLLslwt6uEnT9EbwpzBMEXuqREkoTTmUOEcXJi9zO5lkLoQ16tXCbfmUF8cvJxVYBXGRHJlzHQ20kJtN6lP237e8rlMtNRIK0f1QsIQswfWy2BFz8IuOndZRu8goquiLmQYyKBBjAmoWcEqs0iMA7MizFAdIbFGydTYXcptaixm%2F%2BfayUZKUByJHURU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=ASIA4NRRSZPHNTO33MZG/20220915/us-west-2/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20220915T135207Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=4f3334f68f1a98d3a9bfe09ec03d3e7d10fb7709ce58b711e36652c59a4d6b4a",
    "fileSize": 798621,
    "pageCount": 5,
    "error": false,
    "status": 200,
    "name": "sample-compressed.pdf",
    "credits": 105,
    "duration": 2886,
    "remainingCredits": 98256037
}

CURL#

curl --location --request POST 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/optimize' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'x-api-key: ' \
--data-raw '{
    "url": "https://pdfco-test-files.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/pdf-optimize/sample.pdf",
    "name": "output.pdf",
    "profiles": "{ '\''ImageOptimizationFormat'\'': '\''JPEG'\'', '\''JPEGQuality'\'': 25, '\''ResampleImages'\'': true, '\''ResamplingResolution'\'': 120, '\''GrayscaleImages'\'': false }",
    "async": false
}'


Footnotes

1

Supports links from Google Drive, Dropbox, and PDF.co Built-In Files Storage. To upload files via the API check out the File Upload section. Note: If you experience intermittent Too Many Requests or Access Denied errors, please try to add cache: to enable built-in URL caching. (e.g cache:https://example.com/file1.pdf) For data security, you have the option to encrypt output files and decrypt input files. Learn more about user-controlled data encryption.

2

Response codes as follows:

Code

Description

200

The request has succeeded

400

Bad input parameters

401

Unauthorized

403

Not enough credits

405

Timeout error. To process large documents or files please use asynchronous mode (set the async parameter to true) and then check status using the /job/check endpoint. If a file contains many pages then specify a page range using the pages parameter. The number of pages of the document can be obtained using the /pdf/info endpoint.