A Few days ago we published the new major version 4.0.0 of PDFsam Basic. Beside the usual upgrades to the PDF engine and translations, few bug fixes and minor improvements, the main objective was to create a standalone self-contained application.
Some of you have written concerned about the new Java policy in which Oracle will not provide free updates to commercial entities as of January 2019. We decide to implement a batteries included solution, switching to OpenJDK 11 and creating a jlinked version of the Java runtime that is now included in PDFsam Basic 4.0.0.
we just released the new version 1.1.0 of PDFsam Visual. You can now select output destination on a task basis, we upgraded the PDF engine to its latest version, various improvements and bug fixes and a new an improved Visual Composer. You can download it here.
We released the new PDFsam Basic version 3.3.0 where we upgraded our PDF engine (SAMBox + Sejda) to the latest version with a lot of fixes and improvements, we added pages selection to the Alternate Mix module, we added an option to normalize pages size to the Merge module… and a number of smaller changes and fixes you can see here.
In the next release you’ll find a couple of enhancements to make you more productive with PDFsam.
Run button is set as default so now you can set your parameters and hit the
Enter key to start the task. We added Windows and Ubuntu context menu so you will be able to right click on PDF documents and
Open with or
Send to PDFsam Basic.
PDFsam Basic 3.1.0 has been released today. You will find the new PDF Extract module, page selection in the PDF Rotate module, an upgrade to our PDF engine with bugfixes and performance improvements, and finally you can now use PDF files generated by one module, as input for another one with just one click.
We made it! We finally managed to release the first version of PDFsam Visual. Among the other modules you will have Crop, Combine and Reorder, Rotate, Extract and the Split by text that allows to split a document when a piece of text changes (invoice number, employee number etc).
Give it a try and let us know if you have any issue or feedback.
We just released version 3.0.2 where you will find some nice improvement. You can now tell the merge task to create a table of contents with a clickable list of merged PDF documents; the PDF engine has been upgraded and now, when you split PDFs, results documents are optimized and in some case they will be way smaller then before; we performed some user interface adjustments that users suggested; you can now turn off the notification that asks for a donation and finally you can save a workspace on exit and load one passing it as a command line argument to PDFsam.
Here is the list of the issues and the download page
PDFsam v3 is finally out! Few bug fixes, new website, new MSI for Windows and DMG for MacOS. This is the first stable release where everything that was in version 2.x has been rewritten and hopefully everything is better. As I said before this release doesn’t include visual modules, we are currently working on them (the old ones and many new ones) and we are also working on a new application that will include them.
As you can see PDFsam Enhanced is now our commercial offer, a flexible and powerful fully fledged PDF editor the we provide in partnership with Lulu Software and that will be the commercial companion supporting the free and open source PDFsam Basic.
I just released the first milestone for PDFsam v3. The workspace missing feature has been implemented together with few bug fixes and some useful user suggestions. Platform specific installers are still missing but you can test it anyway, just unzip the bundle and run it using the provided script in the bin subdirectory. Feel free to report any issue here and remember, it requires Java 8.
few days ago we released a new version of Sejda and its command line interface. This new release has a nice feature regarding outline (bookmarks) handling during a pdf merge task that might be interesting for some of you. When you merge pdf documents, you can now tell Sejda what to do with the documents outlines, it can merge them as well (default behavior), it can discard them reducing the size of the merged pdf document or it can create a completely new outline with one entry for each merged pdf.
This is currently available using the sejda-console but it will also be included in PDFsam v3 and BTW I’m working very hard on the new version of PDFsam, I hope I’ll be able to give you something testable soon.