Customer Quotes

I've updated our servers and done some simple, initial tests; the 3.5 version is a lot faster - almost 50% - than 3.2, which is great news for us as we process thousands of pdf files every hour. At the same time, 3.5 compressed the pdf files better, again by almost 50% compared to 3.2. Great work - thank you very much!

- Bernt Rostad
Retriever Norge AS

PDF Enhancer has proven to be invaluable for getting file sizes down to the minimum, without any loss of image quality - even for intense graphical files. ... If you process PDF files through a multi-stage workflow, PDF Enhancer is vital for controlling the output files in a consistent and compact manner.

- Noah Katz
Aspen Systems Corporation

If you are a Pitstop user, you need to take this for a spin around the track!

- Michael Jahn
PDF Evangelist

Future Network USA needed a reliable solution for converting our magazines' high-resolution PDF pages into a format suitable for use in Zinio's digital magazines. We used PDF Enhancer to reduce the size of the files and automatically crop each page to the final trim size. PDF Enhancer will save us a significant amount of time and money each issue by allowing us to build our electronic magazine pages in-house with minimal time and effort.

- Richie Lesovoy
Future Networks USA

PDF Enhancer
What's New For PDF Enhancer 3.8?

PDF Enhancer 3.9 is a better PDF Enhancer with faster performance, better error handling, more fault tolerance and decreased memory usage. It also has many new features including JPEG 2000 compression, AES 256-bit encryption, compressed object streams and XRef tables, support for PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000), and CID font formats. The user interface got a mild rework and update including streamlined serial number entry and some rewording. We also consolidated the purchasing options down to two editions The Professional Edition and The Advanced Server Edition.

New Features

  • Added support for PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000)
  • Added support for reading and writing PDF 1.5 compressed object streams and compressed XRef tables
  • Added support for AES encryption (128 & 256 bit)
  • Added command to find and remove blank pages from PDF
  • Simplified serial number entry
  • Support for more CID fonts
  • Added support to output JPEG2000 compressed images
  • Intelligent page orientation to align documents with mixed landscape and portrait pages
  • Moved support for JBIG2 compression to Professional Edition
  • New cli option "-ignoreperms" to force processing files encrypted with blank User Password
  • New pec options
    • added element
    • added "process-shadings" bool attribute to element
    • added element to section to selecting which box to use for page scaling operations
    • added to page-scaler element
    • added "ignore-perms" bool attribute to element
    • support "aes" value to element
    • support "256" value to element

Speed Improvements

  • More robust and faster page scaling code
  • Reworked compression filters lower memory usage
  • Image compression and downsampling now faster, particularly with large images
  • Inline images now handled more efficiently resulting in faster processing
  • Improved layers handling results in faster processing of PDFs with multiple layers
  • Revised font handling reduces the number of passes through the document

Quality Improvements

  • Improved ICC DeviceLink support
  • Resolves more font encoding errors
  • Supports subsetting a wider variety of font formats
  • Changed 'bicubic' image filter to provide downsampling quality improvements
  • Consolidated purchase options to two editions, Professional and Advanced Server
  • Improved handling of smart shadings and patterns during color conversion
  • Page number for split pages starts with 1 now instead of 0
  • Revised serial number manager removes need for multiple serial number entries

User Documentation

Product Menu
Free Download
Color Management
Layout & Imposition
Merging & Assembly
Feature Matrix
New for 3.9
CLI Licensing
Pricing and Upgrades