PLOP and PLOP DS 5.2 now available


PDFlib PLOP is a versatile tool for linearizing, optimizing, repairing, analyzing, encrypting and decrypting PDF documents.

With PDFlib PLOP DS you can additionally apply digital signatures to PDF documents according to the latest standards and technologies.


Version 5.2 is even more powerful:


Support for OAEP padding and PSS encoding schemes for RSA

Time-stamping according to RFC 5816

Optimized file size and processing time for generating signatures

Support for indirect CRLs

Improvements for multi-threaded signing

Support for signing with a Hareware Security Module (HSM)


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PDFlib 9.1 now available

PDFlib 9.1 with new features for color handling


PDFlib/PDFlib+PDI/PPS 9.1 introduces new features related to color handling:


DeviceN and NChannel color spaces with an arbitrary number of colorants

PDF/X-5n for exchange of n-colorant production files, e.g. in the packaging industry

SVG color extension for ICC profiles, spot and DeviceN color as well as Gray/RGB/CMYK device color for increased usability of SVG for print production

Pantone Extended Gamut Coated (XGC) spot colors and Pantone Plus 2016 update

Color gradients with an arbitrary number of stop colors for flexible color blends

Color gradients between different spot colors, e.g. blends of Pantone colors

Default color spaces can be specified for pattern, templates and Type 3 font glyphs


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PDFlib TET 5 and TET PDF IFilter 5


PDFlib TET (Text and Image Extraction Toolkit) reliably extracts text, images, metadata, and other elements from PDF documents.


TET PDF IFilter extracts text and metadata from PDF documents and makes it available to search and retrieval software on Windows.


Try our free TET Plugin that provides easy access to PDFlib TET. It is a powerful replacement for Acrobat’s built-in text and image extraction tools, with a number of convenient user interface features.

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PDF 2.0: What to expect from the new standard?


See our overview on the highlights of the upcoming PDF 2.0 standard (ISO 32000-2). New capabilites, notably for Tagged PDF and print production have been introduced. Also, find out about those features that have been present in Acrobat and existing PDF standards for quite a while. We have covered some deprecated features as well.