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

The Adobe PDF Library SDK is a low-level PDF library that contains a powerful set of native C/C++ APIs with interfaces 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.

Adobe PDF Library SDK
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Discover what the PDF Library can do for you. See all Features.

Create, Edit, and Assemble PDF Documents

Create and edit PDF files without the presence of Adobe Acrobat.

View and Render, Add Annotations, and Print PDF files

Use the same APIs that power the rendering functionality of Reader and Acrobat.

Security, Compatibility, Consistency

Take advantage of full compatibility with the latest PDF specification.

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Learn more about the PDF Library with our Resources.


Version 10.0 is now available for download through our Knowledgebase.


Learn of the benefits, functionality, availability and more, that PDF Library has to offer. See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for further insights.

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Learn about the latest developments related to PDF Library and gain technical insights from our team of experts.


Adobe PDF Library Video How-to

Unpack, Setup, and Run a Sample (Windows)

Watch a "How-to" video on the PDF Library created by our Support Engineers, Joe Pellam and Mark Dinglasan.

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Enhance the PDF Library with the callas pdfToolbox

The callas pdfToolbox enables automated preflighting, advanced PDF correction, and color management for the PDF Library SDK.

Looking for additional PDF/A support? callas pdfaPilot is built upon the Adobe PDF Library to add full support for PDF/A-3 and PDF/AU standards.


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