Produced by BFO (Big Faceless Organization)
The smartest PDF library for creating, editing, displaying and printing Acrobat PDF documents. The PDF API is small, fast, easy to use and integrate into your projects, and is completely written in Java.
The PDF Library reads and writes PDFs for all versions of Acrobat, and boasts a dynamic range of features including:
The Extended Edition of the Java PDF Library offers additional features:
On top of the Extended edition, the Viewer Extension can be used to display PDFs:
BFOs PDF Library provides unparalleled implementation flexibility and reliability for the developer. It's scalable, thread-safe and extremely fast, having been honed over the years and runs on any Java platform from the humble PC up to Mainframes.
The API has been designed so you don't need to know the PDF specification in order to create PDFs. We hide as much of the gory details as possible but still give you almost complete control over the PDF itself. Where possible we re-use standard Java classes - for example the pages are stored in a java.util.List, which can be manipulated any way you like (so moving pages from one document to another is a breeze). This means an API which is smaller and easier to remember.
The Viewer Extension allows PDFs to be parsed and converted to bitmaps for display, to be saved as a bitmap image (e.g TIFF) or for printing. Although Java 5 theoretically supports printing PDFs out of the box, results are often poor and support for features like annotations, encrypted documents etc. is incomplete. Our PDF library fills this gap, giving consistent results for all PDFs.
Customers Using the PDF Library say: