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PDFCreator is a free and open-source tool for creating PDF (Portable Document Format) files 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.

PDFCreator has all the features you need to efficiently and quickly finish your work. It is designed to optimize your workflow with its many automated and easy-to-use features. Any printable document can be converted to a PDF using the program, either from within the application or directly from the original file. In addition, you can convert PDF files into image formats such as PDF to JPG, PDF to PNG, and PDF to TIFF.

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.

Sending a document across the globe requires time and effort. Using PDFCreator, you can digitally sign the document to speed up the process significantly. By doing so, you’ll be verified as the author, and you won’t have to print the document and scan it.

PDFCreator is available in four editions: Free, Professional, Terminal Server, and Server. (Compare editions).

The professional edition of PDFCreator will be a great asset to you if you use PDF files regularly. Compared to the free edition, it offers more freedom and fewer distractions, so you can fully concentrate on achieving quality, speedy results. It’s ad-free and includes priority support by e-mail. PDFCreator Professional is an admin-friendly solution that allows easy unattended deployment. Group policies enable administrators to predefine specific settings centrally through the Active Directory.

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: May 17, 2024

Current Version: 5.2.2

License: Freeware (Open-Source) / Shareware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11 / Server 2008 / Server 2012 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Developer: pdfforge GmbH

Homepage: PDFForge.org

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