PDFCreator is the popular PDF converter that offers all the features that you need to get your work done quickly and efficiently. Its automated features help to optimize your individual workflow. Available for every IT infrastructure.

More than converting PDFs

PDFCreator lets you convert every printable document to PDF. This highly flexible PDF converter aligns perfectly with your individual requirements. 
Its extensive settings help you to
get your work done efficiently.

Automation with focus on detail

Our PDF converter thinks ahead for you. Its many automated features guide you towards quick results that correspond to your demands and adjust to your workflow. You choose the way forward, PDFCreator does 
the rest.

Solutions for various IT environments

We have thought of it all. Depending on your IT infrastructure and require-ments, you have several product options to choose from.
Find the right solution for you and 
see how PDFCreator quickly turns 
into a valuable tool you no longer
want to miss.

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Convert PDF

PDFCreator lets you convert any printable document to PDF. 
Either within the application or by printing directly from the original document. At the same time you can convert PDF files to image formats, like PDF to JPG, PDF to PNG and PDF to TIFF.



Our PDF converter supports the use of tokens. They can be used as placeholders for certain values, like today’s date, your username and many more. If you print many similar documents, tokens can be a great tool to improve and speed up your workflow.


Digital Signatures

If you need to sign a document and send it across the globe, it takes a lot of time. You can use digital signatures to speed up this process: Sign the document digitally with PDFCreator. This verifies you as author and you won’t have to print and scan the document.


Automatic Saving

Auto-save allows you to have a fully automated PDF printer. It lets you skip all interaction with the application and saves the files with your predefined file name at your preferred location. Additionally, you can automate your workflow even more with the help of 
user tokens.

automatic saving

Archive-Ready with PDF/A

PDFCreator is able to create PDF/A files. By applying strict standards on what can and must be included in the PDF. The PDF/A standard ensures that your documents can be archived for years or decades and will be readable when you need them.


Merge and rearrange

If you have multiple documents that you would like to combine, PDFCreator offers the possbility to merge them into a single PDF file. For this, the order of the documents can easily be rearranged.
secure your pdf

Secure your PDFs

PDFCreator allows to secure your documents against unauthorized access or modifications. You can restrict access to your PDFs, require a password to open the document or restrict printing and modifying your document. Adding a digital signature adds to the security by verifying you as the author.


COM interface

PDFCreator comes with a COM interface that allows you to control it from your application or script. You can wait for a print job, define where it will be saved, merge it with other print jobs and much more. As far as we know, no other PDF converter freeware allows you to go this far.
com interface


Actions allow you to go even further. You can add cover pages to your document, upload your files via FTP, send an e-Mail or even call your own custom script to further process the files.



The CS-Script action allows you to implement a custom script in C# to process the print job. You have the possibility to work with the entire print job data (you are accessing the actual job object) right before and immediately after the conversion. All with the 
full functionality available in C#.

com interface


We want to make PDFCreator as accessible as possible for everyone around the world. Thanks to our large community of translators it is therefore available in many different languages. In case your native language is not available yet, check out translate.pdfforge.org to see how you can help translating.


Free and OpenSource

PDFCreator is and will remain freeware. And even more:
It is open source. You may download the code, modify it and 
create your own application from it, as long as you grant your
users the same rights you have received. 
If you want to dig into this, check out our license page.

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