If your application needs more PDF functionality than the Glyph & Cog libraries provide, an Xpdf source license is the solution. With a source license, you'll have the ability to directly use the Xpdf source code in your application.
- a core PDF engine, responsible for reading PDF files
- a flexible "backend" abstraction, using a device driver-style interface
- backends for rasterization (generating in-memory bitmaps), PDF-to-PostScript conversion, and PDF-to-text conversion
Xpdf is a modular C++ application. The code is portable and is known to compile under Microsoft's VC++, GNU gcc, LLVM/clang, and major Unix vendors' compilers.
The Xpdf backend interface is flexible, and can easily be adapted to your application, whether it's a custom viewer, conversion tool, or something completely different.
Check it out for yourself – download the Xpdf source code.
There are a few modules which are not part of the open source Xpdf releases, but which are available for licensing. Please Contact us if you are interested in any of these.
XpdfWidget is a PDF display component for Qt.
A DeviceN rasterizer add-on is available. This extends the Xpdf rasterizer to support DeviceN (CMYK + spot colors) output, including overprint capability. The DeviceN add-on also includes support for color management.
XpdfRMW adds the ability to create new PDF files, based on pages from input PDF files. XpdfRMW is the basis of our XpdfSplice product.