PDFsam Visual 2.1.7 released

We just released the new version 2.1.7 of PDFsam Visual. We fixed a couple of bugs related to the Open Folder button that wasn’t always working as expected. It also now always open the Explorer window in foreground.
You can download it from the download page.

PDFsam Basic 4.1.2 with Mac notarization

We just released the new PDFsam Basic 4.1.2. The main goal for this release was to provide a notarized .dmg package for MacOS so we did that (and it wasn’t really straightforward). We also upgraded Sejda and SAMBox, the underlying PDF engines, to their latest versions. We fixed few bugs in there and we improved the merge of AcroForms in some edge cases.
You can get it from the download page.

PDFsam Visual 2.1.4 is out

we just released the new PDFsam Visual. In this version we updated the PDF engine with few bug fixes and improvements, we fixed an issue in Merge and Alternate Mix with encrypted files, we added a new checkbox to the Extract Pages to let the task generate separate files for each selected page set. We also finally notarized the MacOS .dmg so that Catalina doesn’t scare the users away anymore.
As usual you can get it from the download page.

PDFsam Visual 2.1.3 released

The version 2.1.3 of PDFsam Visual has been released few days ago. In this release we fixed few issues in our PDF engine and we modified the Customize result names fields so that the latest value used is automatically saved and automatically restored on the next run . You can get it from the download page.

PDFsam Visual 2.1.1 is out!

The new release 2.1.1 of PDFsam Visual is out.

  • We upgraded all the underlying components (PDF engine, Electron, PDF rendering engine..)
  • We fixed few bugs and improved some error/feedback message
  • We added an option to automatically populate the output folder with the parent directory of the selected PDF file
  • We added a context menu to most of the tools, to allow the user to quickly set the output field same as one of the input files
  • The Merge module can now combine PDF files and images

You can get it from the download page.

New PDFsam Basic 4.0.5

We just released the new 4.0.5 of PDFsam Basic, you can download it from the download page.
We updated the bundled jdk to the latest version 11.0.5, updated translations and fixed an issue some users where getting when launching PDFsam on Windows:

Exception in thread “WindowsNativeRunloopThread” java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:
at com.sun.glass.ui.win.WinApplication.staticScreen_getScreens(Native Method)
at com.sun.glass.ui.Screen.initScreens(Screen.java:412)
at com.sun.glass.ui.Application.lambda$run$1(Application.java:152)

For those interested in this issue there is some discussion on Stackoverflow, the openjfx-dev mainling list and the bug report we opened.

PDFsam Basic 4.0.3 is out!

We just released the new version 4.0.3 of PDFsam Basic. You can now load a list of PDF files from a csv/text file, we added a [TOTAL_FILESNUMBER] placeholder, a Clear button to the Split modules to clear settings, we upgraded the PDF engine, translations and bundled OpenJDK and we added a setting to disable default PDF compression.
You can get it from the download page.

White screen running PDFsam Basic on Windows

Since the release of PDFsam Basic 4 we had some support requests regarding the application being unusable and starting with a white screen on Windows.

After some investigation we found some tickets on the openjdk bug tracker here, here and few others, we tested the proposed workaround and it seems to have fixed the issue for those users experiencing the white screen.

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