Getting Started


To use the latest release you’ll need to add the following dependency:


PDFBox and Java 8

Important notice when using PDFBox with Java 8

Due to the change of the java color management module towards “LittleCMS”, users can experience slow performance in color operations. A solution is to disable LittleCMS in favor of the old KCMS (Kodak Color Management System) by:

  • Starting with -Dsun.java2d.cmm=sun.java2d.cmm.kcms.KcmsServiceProvider or
  • Calling System.setProperty("sun.java2d.cmm", "sun.java2d.cmm.kcms.KcmsServiceProvider")


Rendering Performance

Since PDFBox 2.0.4

PDFBox 2.0.4 introduced a new command line setting


which may improve the performance of rendering PDFs on some systems especially if there are a lot of images on a page.