PDF Compressor

The Industry’s Best OCR and PDF Conversion Automation Software

What is PDF Compressor?

CVISION’s PDF Compressor software provides businesses with fast, high-accuracy OCR equipped with the industry’s best document-to-PDF conversion automation capabilities. The software converts paper, scanned images, and born-digital content such as emails and Microsoft Office documents to text-searchable, compressed, fully optimized PDF and PDF/A files.

Unlike competitive solutions, CVISION’s PDF Compressor is designed efficiency-first, with more features focused on automation, reducing unnecessary processing, and accelerating high-volume document conversion than any other product.

PDF Compressor is ideal for organizations who need to convert thousands or millions of documents per year for archiving, compliance, accessibility, and for optimizing customer experience and core business process efficiency. The solution is flexible enough to work well on backlogs of documents sitting in a repository (or that old warehouse, yikes!) as well as digital transformation of documents coming from your ongoing business processes.

CVISION is rated 5 out 5 stars on customer support, ease of use, and overall by our customers on Capterra's B2B software review site.

OCR and PDF Compressor Licensing

Below is a brief preview of our flexible, straightforward licensing models for PDF Compressor. To learn more please take a look at our OCR and PDF Compressor Licensing Options resource.

One-Time Volume Pack Annual Volume Enterprise Unlimited
Description Convert large backlogs of paper and image documents to optimized PDF Execute ongoing optimization or archiving of a recurring volume of documents Meet varying, seasonal, or unlimited volume needs
Best for: Single project Recurring volume Unlimited volume
Greatest Strength: No commitment Speed Volume
Pricing Model: Number of pages processed Number of pages processed per year plus support Number of cores utilized plus support
Unlimited Page Volume X X
Unlimited Cores X

PDF Compressor Software Features

Efficiency-First Digital Process Automation

PDF Compressor is designed for the business user with more features built around simple, automated, high-volume document processing than any other solution, including intuitive job ticketing, watch folders, API, command-line, and remote management as an unattended Windows service. Manage conversion processes from one screen and prioritize different workflows quickly and easily.

Convert Paper to Digital and Born-Digital to PDF

Quickly and efficiently convert scanned documents and born-digital files, such as email and Microsoft Office, to optimized, searchable PDF.

  • Paper to Digital and Image Document Conversion
  • Convert Email to PDF
  • Convert Word to PDF
  • Convert Excel to PDF
  • Convert HTML to PDF
  • And more

Intelligent Text Layer Processing

Convert digitally born, electronic documents, and hybrid files to PDF and PDF/A faster and more accurately. PDF Compressor will uniquely detect pre-existing text layers and bypass the OCR phase, reducing unnecessary processing time and avoiding exposure to re-recognition errors that other solutions subject your workflows to.

Industry-Leading Compression Rates up to 100:1

The software boasts unparalleled, industry-leading MRC compression that efficiently and correctly compresses paper and scanned image documents, up to ratios of 100:1 for color and 10:1 for black and white. Compressed documents enable faster email and access to documents, especially on mobile devices, for faster customer experience and easier information search for employees. In addition, organizations with large document repositories can greatly reduce local server and cloud storage costs.

Create Accessible, Tagged PDFs from Unstructured Documents Automatically

Prepare documents for accessibility compliance with advanced PDF auto-tagging. PDF Compressor can automatically create tagged PDF files from unstructured, scanned documents in addition to structured, electronic records.

Document Archiving with Comprehensive PDF/A Support

Convert paper, scanned images, and electronic documents to the ISO-compliant general archiving standard PDF/A-2u format or specialized subtypes such as PDF/A-1a, -1b, -2a, -2b, -2u, -3a, -3b, and -3u.

Batch Conversion and Multi-Threading for High-Volume Processing

With batch OCR and conversion, users can queue ¬¬processing for numerous documents at one time, a much more effective high-volume alternative to basic PDF editors and free online tools which typically only support one-at-a-time conversion. Further, when enabled multi-threading allows users to process documents simultaneously (i.e. two cores process two documents at once, 32 cores process 32 documents at once) for highly scalable and stable document conversion workflows, up to billions of pages per year.

World-Class Customer Support and In-House PDF Expertise

When your organization chooses Foxit PDF Compressor, you get a highly responsive, multi-continent support team with a reputation for providing a brilliant customer experience. Even further, with an in-house team of experts in PDF technology to rely on at Foxit, your IT unit won’t have to worry about ineffective communication with third-parties and middlemen. Your success is our focus.

Depth of PDF Processing Feature Set

Other PDF processing features include:

  • Blazing performance with optimized Foxit core technology
  • Zonal OCR
  • Support for 118 languages including Simplified and Traditional Chinese OCR, Japanese OCR, Korean, and Arabic
  • PDF linearization (Fast web view)
  • PDF Security, permissions, and encryption support
  • Advanced image pre-processing
  • Highly configurable header and footer options (such as Bates stamping)
  • Supported FTP input and output
  • Merge/split PDF and blank page detection
  • Barcode recognition
  • Job wizard for ease of use and greater user adoption

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OCR and Document Conversion Use Cases

Paper to Digital - OCR, Compress, and Convert to PDF and PDF/A

Create Searchable PDFs Quickly and Accurately, Easily Share Compressed Files, Reduce Local Server and Cloud Storage Costs, Enable Mobile Access to Information, One Standard Format for All Your Documents

Born Digital to PDF

Convert Email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, and More to PDF with Efficient Text Layer OCR Handling

Digital Transformation

Improve Customer Experience, Optimize Ongoing Business Processes, Backlog Conversion of Legacy Documents, Digital Process Automation, Standardize Your Repository

Enterprise-Ready Design

Mass Processing and Scalability, Easy Deployment and Integration into Existing Workflows, Flexible Licensing

Document Archiving with PDF/A

Mitigate Compliance Risk, Convert to Any ISO-compliant PDF/A subtype

Accessibility with Auto-Tagging PDF Files

Tag Unstructured Documents Including Scanned Images Automatically to Create Accessible PDFs

Intuitive GUI for Automated, High-Volume Processing

GUI Features

  • Batch processing mode
  • Intuitive watch folder
  • OCR configuration
  • Advanced PDF control

Other Features

  • Compress scanned documents up to 100x smaller
  • Create text-searchable PDFs in 118 languages
  • Date Stamp, Bates Stamp, & Watermark PDFs
  • PDF accessibility tagging
  • Merge single or multi-page files into multi-page PDFs
  • Automate processes with support for barcode recognition
  • View and print-protect files with 128-bit PDF encryption
  • Recognize more characters in low-quality scans
  • OCR confidence report generation for more reliable results
  • Blank page detection/removal
System Requirements
CPU Speed 2 GHz or more
HDD 1 GB available storage space
RAM 1 GB minimum, 2 GB per processor core (recommended) more than 2 GB for conversion of very large documents on 64 bit systems
Third-Party Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.6.2, Microsoft Office for the Born Digital feature
OS Windows® 64-bit: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Server 2008 / Server 2012 / Server 2016

Linux Users

  • Linux 64 Bit system with glibc 2.12 or higher, libstdc++.so.6 and libgcc_s.so.1
  • Tested on CentOS 6.5 and 6.9 as well as on Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
  • CPU: Intel / AMD or compatible x64 processors
  • CPU Speed: Minimum 1 GHz, 2 GHz or more recommended
  • RAM: Minimum 1 GB, 2 GB per pdf_comp process recommended, more than 2 GB for conversion of very large documents
  • Disk space required for installation: 300 MB

Mac Users: The following are two methods in which you can run CVISION software on a Mac

  • Mac OS X running on an emulation (VM Fusion 2.0) of Windows
  • Mac running on a Windows Operating System (directly or using Bootcamp)


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Key Features:

OCR Languages

Support for 118 languages

Fast Transmission

Email, transmit, download and upload compressed documents quickly & easily

Most Accurate OCR

Recognize more characters with improved OCR accuracy to produce more reliable text-searches

Batch Processing

Batch processing for high volume scanning

Increase Efficiency

Reduce storage and transmission requirements by 10x-100x

Accelerate document workflow

Accelerate your entire workflow with the world's fastest processing engine

Dramatic File Compression

Compress black & white scans by a factor of 5-10x and color scans by a factor of 10-100x

System Requirements
CPU Speed 2 GHz or more
HDD 1 GB available storage space
RAM 1 GB minimum, 2 GB per processor core (recommended) more than 2 GB for conversion of very large documents on 64 bit systems
Third-Party Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.6.2

PDF Compressor Only (Not Maestro): Microsoft Office for the Born Digital feature
OS Windows® 64-bit: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Server 2008 / Server 2012 / Server 2016
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