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How to Shrink a Big PDF File

PDF Too Large to Upload to Family Tree?


There is a maximum file size of 15 mb for uploading to Family Tree. Large PDF file sizes are easy to create, especially if you have scanned you documents at too high of a resolution, or if you have many "image" files inserted into the document.

Don't worry, there are some easy solutions for these large file sizes that will shrink the file size down easily. Some free online options are noted below:

  1. https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf
  2. https://shrinkpdf.com
  3. https://pdfcompressor.com

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