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Illustration of Black Point Compensation.

New in PDF 2.0, black point compensation (BPC) is a colour management technique allowing for the alignment of the darkest color in the data’s color space with the darkest colour supported by the display device (screen or print). This Application Note explains BPC in order to promote the feature’s adoption.


DPC trophy

The industry-supported PDF/A validator created by an EU project, veraPDF is one of four finalists for the Digital Preservation Award 2018. The awards ceremony will be held on 29 November in Amsterdam, on World Digital Preservation Day.


Packaging screenshot showing cut-marks.

PDF Processing Steps allows packaging and product developers and designers to specify post-print workflow components with a PDF file in a language-independent, vendor-neutral way.


Thumbnail of report cover.

The Future of Email Archives report calls for the development of email archiving specifications leveraging PDF.


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The US Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is launching a SafeDocs project to develop methods and tools for format validation and conversion to trusted forms.


Screenshot of Google Alerts

On July 23, 2018 alone, three distinct announcements of PDF 2.0 support from Adobe, Agfa and OneVision appeared in your correspondent’s inbox. Together with previous such announcements, it’s clear that the PDF industry is embracing PDF 2.0, and has begun to turn its attention to supporting the various new features, enhancements, tweaks and other changes from the previous 1.7 PDF specification.


Adobe celebrates PDF at 25.

The world has changed since 1993. PDF, introduced 25 years ago today, has become the dominant final-form electronic document format on the planet.


ISO standard icon

The ISO committee for PDF/A committee could see into the future. 5 years into the future, to be exact.


Clare Dean

The PDF Association is committed to helping members find ways to network, and connect with end-users. As part of our outreach strategy for 2018, we have added Clare Dean to the PDF Association’s staff as the Association’s Outreach Editor. Clare’s plan …


PDF Products and Services 2018

“PDF Products & Services 2018” is now available for download! This volume showcases PDF Association members highlighting the diversity of their offerings.