Adobe PDF Library

Build with the same core technology that Adobe uses to build Acrobat

  • Create, edit, inspect, render, and print PDFs
  •  C++, C#, .NET and Java interfaces and extensive code samples
  • Futureproof and fully-supported by PDF experts

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Incorporate Adobe's PDF technologies into your own applications

The Adobe PDF Library SDK is a low-level PDF library that contains a powerful set of native C/C++ APIs with interfaces Adobe for .NET and Java APIs. Systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), enterprise IT developers, and others can integrate Adobe PDF functionality within custom applications in a client and / or server environment.

PDF Optimization

PDF Optimizer is an API that works with the Adobe PDF Library to simplify the process of reconstructing a PDF while making an appropriate file for the viewing experience of the user. It reduces the file size while preserving the fidelity of PDF files and requires no expertise to use.

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Features

We have hundreds of customers using the Adobe PDF Library in a diverse set of enterprise applications. Some of the most commonly-used features include:

  • Create PDFs
  • Edit PDFs
  • Assemble PDFs
  • Embed and subset fonts
  • View & Render PDF files
  • Add Annotations
  • Add watermarks
  • Password-protect PDF files
  • Extract text, metadata, images, & graphics
  • Convert to PDF/A
  • PDF optimization

Platforms

The Adobe PDF Library is available on multiple different platforms. The SDK is written as a C/C++ API, but we also provide language interfaces for Java, .NET (C#).

  • Windows 32-bit
  • Windows 64-bit
  • Mac 32-bit
  • Mac 64-bit
  • Linux 32-bit
  • Linux 64-bit
  • Solaris Sparc 32-bit
  • Solaris Sparc 64-bit
  • Solaris Intel 32-bit
  • Solaris Intel 64-bit
  • AIX 32-bit
  • AIX 64-bit
  • HP/UX PA-RISC 32-bit
  • HP/UX PA-RISC 64-bit
  • HP/UX Itanium 32-bit
  • HP/UX Itanium 64-bit

Resources

For all other Adobe PDF Library Developer Resources, visit our Developer Resources area.

Licensing

Our toolkits can be licensed to software developers who embed the technology into their applications (OEM), as well as for enterprise customers looking to build applications for internal use. Technical Support and regular updates are provided via our Support and Maintenance program – this enables you to keep your application current and compatible with the latest versions of Acrobat/Reader and the PDF Specification as they are released.

Pricing

Our customers have integrated our toolkits into a vast array of applications with a wide variety of deployment configurations. Pricing for our products is highly situation-dependent but generally includes an initial license fee and per-platform annual maintenance and support fees. In addition, royalties are incurred for those applications intended for sale. Some companies may also qualify for special small business pricing.

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