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 3.5
The Ultimate PDF Repurposing & Workflow Automation Tool - Now Even Better!

Automate your repetitive PDF workflow.

No matter whether you perform a couple of tasks or a complex multi-step production, PDF Enhancer provides the functionality to automate the process and save you time and money. With over 500 commands controlled through a simple user interface, you control nearly every aspect of the final PDF from annotations to Unicode font tables – All with PDF Enhancer’s fast, queue-based, batch processing environment.

Or if you need to control the process programmatically, PDF Enhancer is available with a Java interface or scriptable command line interface on all supported platforms and as a COM object on Windows. But don’t take our word for it – Download the free trial and convince yourself. It’s fully functional for 10 days with extensions of up to 30 days if you need it.

What can PDF Enhancer do in a nutshell?

PDF Enhancer is a high-volume software utility that optimizes PDFs for a particular purpose. PDF Enhancer automates the most common document assembly and preparation tasks. Whether you are producing high quality printed material, an electronic edition of a magazine or newspaper, a sales brochure or technical document, a slide presentation, a legal filing or product catalog - PDF Enhancer will produce the highest-quality, smallest, most reliable PDF documents possible.

Resize and Impose Pages - PDF Enhancer can resize (A4 to letter), crop and rotate pages. Use the imposition features to create booklets, n-up and step-and-repeat layouts.

Stamps, Watermarking and Page/Bates Numbering – Use PDF Enhancer to add page numbers or Bates numbering with complete control over the formatting, location and appearance of the numbers. Stamps and watermarks can be added to the foreground or background at any location, angle, size, transparency or layer.

Font Handling - PDF Enhancer can embed and subset fonts in a PDF file. Enhancer can also convert fonts to “outlines” while retaining full text search capabilities.

Color Management - PDF Enhancer incorporates a color management system which fully supports ICC profiles and many powerful options to insure the high-quality color possible. Convert RGB to CMYK for printing, CMYK to RGB for web or screen use. Devicelink profiles allow precise control of CMYK to CMYK conversions.

Security - Protect your PDF files from unauthorized access or use with Acrobat-compatible security settings with 40-bit or 128-bit encryption. The Advanced Server Edition can also digitally sign a PDF.

Metadata - Add or modify metadata including author information, dates and copyrights. PDF Enhancer fully supports Adobe’s XMP metadata standard.

Document Assembly - Build a new document from PDF documents and scanned pages in TIFF and JPEG formats. PDF Enhancer’s Merger makes it easy to select source files and set page order.

Images Downsampling and Compression - Images make up a significant percentage of the size of a typical PDF file. PDF Enhancer can reduce the size of PDF files by reducing the resolution of those images to match specific quality requirements and by compressing the images. Enhancer supports both lossy and loss-less compression including JBIG2 which can reduce the size of scanned pages by more than 90%

Electronic publishers – This is why you need PDF Enhancer.

PDF Enhancer allows you to flawlessly create digital editions from press ready PDFs quickly and easily. We designed the software from the start to work in high-volume, quick-turn, error-free, automated workflows and version 3.5 is our fastest, most robust PDF Enhancer ever.

The features you need – Accurately transform colors from CMYK to RGB using ICC profiles including Devicelink profiles. Downsample images to any resolution and recompress them using your choice of JPEG2000 or JPEG type and quality level. Remove, not just hide, but remove elements outside the cropped area using page box information in the PDF. Control the reader experience by setting initial view options like scale factor, auto-flip, etc. Protect digital assets with password security and digital signatures.

The interface you need – PDF Enhancer’s Hot Folders with full queue management allows you to implement a drag and drop workflow that supports unattended batch processing of any files or directories submitted to the watched folder. Or you can process files with the commandline interface controlled through your scripts or called from your program. There is a Java interface for Solaris, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and if your servers run Windows, the COM/.Net api provides the ability to control PDF Enhancer from within your application framework. And last but definitely not least, PDF Enhancer works seamlessly with Switch, the graphical workflow tool from Enfocus Systems.

The ROI you need – At just $1,999 for the Advanced Server Edition with no per use or click charges, PDF Enhancer is priced for rapid return on your investment. Our existing customers report production cost savings of 10-35 percent after implementing PDF Enhancer based solutions.

On Demand, Quick-turn, Commercial Printers – Read this if you get PDFs from customers.

You can go from file arrival to press ready with PDF Enhancer setting the proper colorspace, size, orientation and imposition while resolving common problems like hairlines, RGB text, fonts, transparency, etc. – All completely without operator intervention. At Apago, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with printers and publishers since we started in 1991. We designed the software from the start to provide high-volume, quick-turn, automated workflow with who-knows-what for the structure and content of the incoming PDF. And version 3.5 is our fastest, most robust PDF Enhancer ever.

The features you need – The software allows full color management using industry standard, and readily available, ICC profiles including Devicelink profiles with the ability to preserve spot colors and “pure” colors. PDF Enhancer’s unique gray replacement gives you control over the handling of text defined in RGB colors. Page sizing with or without scaling the content is easily accomplished, allowing accommodation for bleed. Common step and repeat, N-up and booklet imposition capabilities are included.

The interface you need – PDF Enhancer’s Hot Folders with full queue management allows you to implement a drag and drop workflow that supports unattended batch processing of any files or directories submitted to the watched folder. You can even create multiple outputs from the same input PDF – a low-res version to email for client approval and a fully imposed, high-res press ready version. With the Advanced Server Edition, you can process files with the commandline interface controlled through your scripts or called from your program. There is a Java interface for Solaris, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and if your servers run Windows, the COM/.Net api provides the ability to control PDF Enhancer from within your application framework. And last but definitely not least, PDF Enhancer works seamlessly with Switch, the graphical workflow tool from Enfocus Systems.

The ROI you need – At just $349 for the Professional Edition and $1,999 for the Advanced Server Edition with no per use or click charges, PDF Enhancer is priced for rapid return on your investment. Our existing customers report production cost savings of 10-35 percent after implementing PDF Enhancer based solutions.

Document Management for Business – Healthcare, Fortune 500, Legal, and Real Estate – We have features for you too.

Whether you are new to electronic document management or have years worth of PDFs in your library, PDF Enhancer’s batch-based, high-throughput optimization can reduce file size and simplify most documents dramatically – saving on storage and transmission costs. In addition, the resulting PDFs are more reliable, open and scroll faster as well. But the benefits don’t stop there.

If your original PDFs were scanned, PDF Enhancer 3.5 can deskew, despeckle, remove blank pages and even cleanup defects like ghosts from hole punches. Our unique gray replacement can now be used on images to further reduce file size by using deviceGray colorspace when a page is truly black and white while preserving colors when needed.

For highly technical documents with complex vector images, you can selectively rasterize portions for to file for incredible improvements in screen redraw speed. In fact, PDF Enhancer’s selective rasterization and optimization can allow viewing of previously unviewable PDFs on older, less powerful computers used by field reps.

PDFs from multiple sources can be combined into a single PDF with full control through PDF Enhancer’s merge features. You can save boilerplate information to separate PDFs and have PDF Enhancer build your final document whether it’s a legal filing, employee manual, or a sales or appraisal report. You can number the pages or apply Bates stamps in the process.

Protect digital assets with password security and digital signatures. You control whether a file can be opened or printed without a password. Digital signatures will insure that a file has not been altered after the signature was applied. PDF Enhancer version 3.5 now supports 256-bit encryption in addition to the older 40-bit and 128-bit security standards.

PDF Enhancer’s Hot Folders with full queue management allows you to implement a drag and drop workflow that supports unattended batch processing of any files or directories submitted to the watched folder. Or you can process files with the commandline interface controlled through your scripts or called from your program. There is a Java interface for Solaris, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and if your servers run Windows, the COM/.Net api provides the ability to control PDF Enhancer from within your application framework. And last but definitely not least, PDF Enhancer works seamlessly with Switch, the graphical workflow tool from Enfocus Systems.

 
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