How To Make Figma Pdf Smaller

Have you ever experienced difficulty with a PDF from Figma that is too large? Do you find it challenging to email, upload, or incorporate into other projects due to its size? If so, this blog post is for you. Let’s explore how to reduce the size of your Figma PDF.

Why Is My Figma PDF So Large?

Figma’s high-quality vector graphics are great for creating professional and polished designs. However, when these designs are exported as a PDF, the file size can often be quite large due to the high-quality images, elements, fonts, and colors used. This can make it difficult to share or upload your PDF.

How Can I Reduce the Size of My Figma PDF?

One of the most effective ways to reduce the size of your Figma PDF is by reducing the resolution of the images you use in your design. The resolution determines the amount of detail in an image. The higher the resolution, the larger the file size.

In Figma, you can adjust the image resolution by following these steps:

  1. Select the frame you want to export
  2. Click on the export settings on the right panel
  3. Choose “PDF” as the file type
  4. Change the scale value to a smaller number (the larger the scale, the higher the resolution)
  5. Click “Export”

Here’s an example of how to adjust the scale value:;

Note: Be sure to maintain a balance between file size and image quality. If you reduce the resolution too much, your images may appear pixelated or blurry.

Use a PDF Compression Tool

If you’ve tried reducing the resolution but your file size is still too large, you can also use a PDF compression tool. There are several online tools like Smallpdf, iLovePDF, or Adobe’s online PDF compression tool that you can use to shrink your PDF file size without losing too much quality.

While this approach doesn’t directly involve Figma, it’s a handy workaround when other options fail to deliver the desired results.


By reducing image resolution in Figma and utilizing PDF compression tools, you can effectively reduce the size of your Figma PDFs. Remember, the key is to strike a balance between quality and file size to ensure your work is still presented the way you intended.