Apache PDFBox® - A Java PDF Library

The Apache PDFBox® library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF documents. This project allows creation of new PDF documents, manipulation of existing documents and the ability to extract content from documents. Apache PDFBox also includes several command-line utilities. Apache PDFBox is published under the Apache License v2.0.

Apache PDFBox 1.8.14 released
2018-04-20

The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of Apache PDFBox version 1.8.14. It is available for download at:

https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

See the full release notes for details about this release.

Getting Help

To get help on using PDFBox, please Subscribe to the Users Mailing List and post your questions there. We’re happy to help.

The project is a volunteer effort and we’re always looking for interested people to help us improve PDFBox. There are a multitude of ways that you can help us depending on your skills. Subscribe to the Mailing Lists and find out how you can help.

Features

Extract Text

Extract Unicode text from PDF files.

Split & Merge

Split a single PDF into many files or merge multiple PDF files.

Fill Forms

Extract data from PDF forms or fill a PDF form.

Preflight

Validate PDF files against the PDF/A-1b standard.

Print

Print a PDF file using the standard Java printing API.

Save as Image

Save PDFs as image files, such as PNG or JPEG.

Create PDFs

Create a PDF from scratch, with embedded fonts and images.

Signing

Digitally sign PDF files.

News

Apache PDFBox 2.0.9 released
2018-03-23

The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of Apache PDFBox version 2.0.9. It is available for download at:

https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

See the full release notes for details about this release.

Apache PBFBox JBIG2 ImageIO plugin 3.0.0 released
2018-02-27

The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the new release of Apache JBIG2 ImageIO plugin version 3.0.0. It is the first release under the umbrella of the PDFBox PMC and is available for download at:

https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

See the full release notes for details about this release.

Apache PDFBox 2.0.8 released
2017-11-02

The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of Apache PDFBox version 2.0.8. It is available for download at:

https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

See the full release notes for details about this release.

Apache PDFBox 2.0.7 released
2017-07-20

The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of Apache PDFBox version 2.0.7. It is available for download at:

https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

See the full release notes for details about this release.

Apache PDFBox 2.0.6 released
2017-05-15

The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of Apache PDFBox version 2.0.6. It is available for download at:

https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

See the full release notes for details about this release.