PDFlib 9.0.7 available


The maintenance release PDFlib 9.0.7 brings a number of bug fixes and enhancements including support for Perl 5.24 and Ruby 2.3.


Performance for various operations such as splitting very large documents has been significantly improved and memory requirements have been reduced for a number of functions such as importing pages from PDF/UA documents.

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PDFlib TET 5 and TET PDF IFilter 5 available

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.


TET 5 provides many significant functional enhancements, such as:


Text retrieval: retrieving fill and stroke color of text, improved layout detection

Image retrieval: significantly enhanced merging of fragmented images, extracting of image masks and soft masks

Page processing: honor layers and clipping paths

TETML content: including fill and stroke color of glyphs, color space and ICC profile details

several new pCOS pseudo-objects


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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PLOP and PLOP DS 5.1 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.


Our latest version 5.1 is even more powerful and has been considerably improved:


Support for signing with a Hardware Security Module (HSM)

Time-stamping according to RFC 5816

Optimized file size and processing time  for generating signatures

Support for indirect CRLs

Enhanced robustness of CRL retrieval

Improvements for multi-threaded signing


Download a free trial now!

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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.