Export Compressed PDFs

Ohh nooo, I built up my school project report with Figma and it’s too large. I am afraid I need to do it with InDesign and build up again :frowning:
I tried everything but there is no way to compress it below the requirement, 200 MB.
This is horrible.
Figma, please do something with this

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You can try PowerPoint, just go to design and customize the page, then arrange the exported picture accordingly just tried it.
Hope it works for you

I downloaded “TinyImage Compressor” plugin on Figma and it works!!! finally… :tired_face: :raised_hands:

Figma pdf export = 200mb
3rd party tool = 2mb

I don’t want to be depended on 3rd party apps.


The Adobe online Compress tool worked great!

Since Adobe has Figma, maybe now is a good time to work on a better implementation of PDF export feature? Illustrator’s “smallest file size” option is a gem.


The official free online compression tool from Adobe takes my document from 5 MB to 1.14MB, a factor of almost five.

The largest element in this document is a 240 KB JPEG image - the rest is just one page of text, set in basic Latin characters and very simple fonts like Roboto and Poppins.

So yeah, there’s no obvious reason why these documents should come out this large - my best guess is it’s embedding all the glyphs of all the fonts being used? I don’t know how else to account for one page with one 240 KB image coming out as a 5 MB PDF. Perhaps it’s not compressing the image?

Oh, and if I export a .fig file, this comes out at just 480 KB - that might tell you something about how much data is actually in there. (although I don’t know if it’s embedding the fonts or just referencing the standard fonts in Figma…)

This issue drove me to make a plugin:
Compressed PDF Exporter

Clients and stake holders all want to review designs but they don’t want to learn a new tool to do so. Too much of the time, they just want a PDF.

If I export one from figma, all of my source images will be embedded as lossless PNGs at their source resolution, not at their implementation size. To make matters worse, this over-sized raster content will be not compressed… The PDF will be enormous. A landing page with a few images can easily be over 100MB with the native export!

Compressed PDF Exporter lets you compress the raster content in the pdf, and create efficient, PDFs with a deliberate balance of quality and file size.

Try it out!


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I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for this, appreciate it