Optimizer Profiles

To make the optimization process easier, PDF Studio allows you to create Optimizer Profiles which allow you to save your settings to use later. PDF Studio comes with 3 default profiles that you can use or you can create your own from either a blank template or by modifying one of the existing default profiles.

Note: You do not need to create or save an optimizer configuration before optimizing a document. To optimize documents without saving settings just go to Document > Optimizer  > Optimize and choose the settings to use and click Apply to run the optimize settings without saving a profile.

Creating an Optimizer Profile

  1. On the menu bar select Document > Optimizer > Optimize or use the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + O (Command + Shift + O on Mac)
  2. This will display the Optimizer Settings dialog
  3. Set all of the options that you would like to have in your profile. You can either start from an existing profile or a blank template by selecting "<New Item>" from the drop down.
  4. Once you have completed your settings, click on Save. This will bring up a window to name your profile.
  5. If you are starting from a blank template this field will be blank. If you have previously used a profile the previous profile name will be displayed. If you would like to just update the previous profile leave the name and click OK. If you would like to create a new profile just type in the new name you would like to save it as and click OK.
  6. Once complete your profile will now be available in the drop down menu as well as the quick optimize options in the menu bar

Optimize a PDF Document Using an Existing Optimizer Profile

There are 2 ways to use an existing optimizer profile:

From the Optimize dialog

Open the document that you would like to optimize. Open the optimizer dialog from Document > Optimizer > Optimize or use the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + O (Command + Shift + O on Mac). Choose the optimizer profile from the drop down list in the combo box, click on the Apply button at the bottom of the dialog.

From the Optimize menu

Open the document that you would like to optimize. Under the Document > Optimizer menu, there is a list of all the optimize profiles that you have previously created.

Note: Only the ones for which you chose the Show on Menu option will appear on this list. Click on the optimizer profile in the list you'd like to run and it will begin immediately optimizing the PDF using the settings saved in the optimizer profile.

Default Optimizer Profile Settings


Light compression maintaining higher quality images


Compression suitable for most standard needs


High compression while sacrificing image quality