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Artifex Software Acquires PyMuPDF

Lisa Fenn // June 24, 2022

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Novato, CA June 23, 2021 – Artifex Software, Inc., developer of MuPDF, is pleased to announce that they have acquired the exclusive rights to PyMuPDF from its long-time maintainer Harald Lieder. Artifex is a trusted developer, partner, and provider of core technologies that drive PDF, print, file conversion, and document management solutions. We provide essential software tools to major printer manufacturers, SaaS and Cloud developers, and PDF tools/creation companies.

“By bringing the development of PyMuPDF under Artifex, we can accelerate feature innovation while ensuring tight integration with MuPDF,” said Jeong Hee Kim, CEO of Artifex. “As Python has become the most popular programming language in the world, we see tremendous opportunity ahead for the Python-based PDF market. We are in a unique position to deliver high-performance PDF functionality to the large and growing Python developer community.”

PyMuPDF provides access to a broad range of MuPDF functionality from within the Python environment, including PDF rendering, page manipulation, data extraction, annotations, form filling, digital signatures, redactions, OCR, and more. Integrating advanced PDF functionality into your Python project is straightforward and supported by extensive documentation, demos, and example scripts.

PyMuPDF, like MuPDF, is available under both open-source AGPL and commercial license agreements from Artifex.


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Lisa Fenn

Lisa oversees all marketing initiatives for Artifex including brand, content, inbound and outbound, product, communications, and public relations. Prior to joining Artifex, she held a variety of roles in marketing, advertising, and graphic design. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Lisa Fenn

Lisa oversees all marketing initiatives for Artifex including brand, content, inbound and outbound, product, communications, and public relations. Prior to …