June 27, 2017


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PDFCreator is an open source application that allows you to create PDF files (Portable Document Format) from nearly any Windows application. It works by creating a virtual printer that prints to PDF files, and thereby allows practically any application to create PDF files by choosing to print from within the application and then printing to the PDFCreator printer

Moreover, with PDFCreator, you can create PDFs from any program that is able to print, encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened or printed, send generated files via e-mail, create more than just PDFs: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, and EPS, and autosave files to folders and filenames based on tags like username, computer name, date, and time, merge multiple files into one PDF.

PDFCreator is available in four editions: Free, Plus/Terminal Server, Business, and Server. Compare editions

Key Features:
  • Simple to use interface
  • Create PDFs from just about any program that prints using Windows printers
  • Convert your Documents to PDF, JPG, PNG, TIF and more
  • Profiles make frequently used settings available with one click
  • Use automatic saving to have a fully automated PDF printer
  • Password protect PDFs with up to 128 bit AES encryption
  • Combine multiple documents into one PDF
  • Add watermarks and stamps to the documents
  • And much more...

Last Update: June 27, 2017

Current Version:

License: Freeware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Server 2008 / Server 2012 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Developer: pdfforge GmbH

Homepage: pdfforge.org

This is a maintenance release which fixes a few problems that were discovered in PDFCreator 2.4.0.
  • Fixed a few exceptions that could happen when starting PDFCreator. Among them there was one exception that always appeared when printing a file from the context menu.
  • Microsoft has changed the way applications can find out which files are printable. For Windows 10 apps (like the Windows Photo app), there is no way to print files automatically. In addidtion, the current Microsoft APIs don’t know this though. We have added a workaround that does not make PDFCreator crash in this case. You still need to make another application the default for images to print automatically though.
  • Terminal Server: An exception was fixed that could occur when saving the license for all users