Month: May 2020

PDF2PDFA – smaller PDF/A files – font compression, 200dpi rendering of transparencies

PDF2PDFA innovations:

  • Smaller PDF/A files: The PDF/A standard requires that the fonts used in PDF are fully or partially embedded. The new PDF2PDFA converter embeds them compressed, which means that the size of the PDF/A generated is much smaller, especially for large and large fonts.
  • The PDF/A-1b standard does not allow transparent elements. In order to be able to convert such PDFs to PDF/A-1b, transparencies have to be resolved. This is done by rendering, in which overlapping elements are added together and reduced. In order not to let the PDF/A-1b file size grow too large in such a case, the previously preset resolution was reduced from 300dpi to 200dpi.
  • ZUGFeRD XML via variable: For the path, folder and name of the invoice XML, variables can be used which are assigned the path, folder and name of the generated PDF file. This means that the XML associated with a PDF can be dynamically “found” and embedded.

PDF Image Processing – Configurable resolution / compression

In order to be able to perform image processing functions in a PDF, the PDF must be “rendered”, i.e. be converted into an image. So far, 300dpi and JPEG or TIFFG4 were fixed as the resolution and compression. With the current version it is now possible to configure these parameters.

  • Resolution for: color, grayscale, black & white
  • Compression / Quality: Color / Grayscale – JPEG, JPEG2000, ZIP / Black & White: TIFFGr4, JBIG-2

Download – PDF Image Processing test application >>>

PDFCompressor – processes CMYK / 32bit images, extended compression info

The current version of the PDFCompressor can now also convert CMYK and 32-bit color images to RGB, as well as 24-bit color images, so that PDF compression by the PDFCompressor is possible.

In addition, there is the possibility of displaying and logging information about the compression (before / after, in kB / in percent, total and by area), as well as the individual steps carried out during processing.



FileConverterPro (FCpro) 1.0.101 – Supports PDF/A Level 1a, 2a, 3a

In addition to level b of the PDF/A standard, FileConverterPro now also supports conversion to level a (PDF/A 1a, 2a, 3a).

However, it is necessary that the source document already contains the structural information required for level a. If this is not included, no conversion can take place. This information must already exist and cannot be created and inserted automatically. Documents that were created using MS Word or MS Excel already contain this information and can therefore be converted into a valid PDF / A-1a, 2a or 3a with the FCpro – either “Direct” or via the “MS Office” converter Format to be converted.

Download – FileConverterPro (FCpro) ~600MB >>>
Download – OmniPage OCR Engine als Option für FCpro (ca. 235MB) >>>