PDFsam Basic 4.3.1 released

we released the new version of PDFsam Basic where we upgraded translations and PDF engine.
We improved the handling of broken PDF files where the PDF engine has to perform a full scan of the PDF objects and we now handle correctly those files containing garbage bytes at the beginning.
As usual you can download it from the download section.

PDFsam Basic 4.3.0 released

we just released the new version 4.3.0 of PDFsam Basic. We upgraded translations, bundled JDK and Sejda to their more recent versions. A number of fixes were added to Sejda but most notably we fixed:

  • An issue with the Normalize page size in the Merge tool where outline and link annotation destinations may end up with wrong destination coordinates
  • An issue with Tiling patterns streams that weren’t processed during the optimization process. This could lead to missing pattern resources in some cases


PDFsam and Log4j2 vulnerability

as you have probably heard already a vulnerability was found in Log4j2, a popular logging library. PDFsam Basic uses Logback as its logging library and is therefore not affected by the vulnerability. Meanwhile, a lower severity issue was discovered in Log4j 1.x and Logback and was fixed in Logback v1.2.8.
We have updated and released PDFsam Basic v4.2.9 to use the fixed version of Logback. You can download it as usual from the Downloads section. We will remain vigilant and address any issues that may arise in the coming days.
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Version 4.2.7 of PDFsam Basic

we released the new version 4.2.7 of our free and open source tool PDFsam Basic. In this new version we updated the underlying PDF engine with few bug fixes. PDFsam should now be able to better merge and split even corrupted PDF files but please let us know if you come across a document that we cannot process.
As usual you can download it from the download page

Released PDFsam Basic version 4.2.6

The new version 4.2.6 of PDFsam Basic is out. In this version we upgraded all the translations and the bundled Java version to the latest 11.0.12. You can download it from the download page.

PDFsam Basic 4.2.4 released

We released the new version 4.2.4 of PDFsam Basic. We upgraded Sejda SDK version and the bundled JRE to version 11.0.11. We also fixed an issue in the selection table where sorting by file name could lead to unexpected results.
You can download the latest version from the download page.

PDFsam Basic 4.2.3 is out

We just released the new version 4.2.3 of PDFsam Basic where we upgraded Sejda, the PDF engine, to its latest version. We fixed in Sejda a couple of issues related to the softmasks defined in ExtGState resources. They could lead to a missing softmask in the Split and Extract pages tasks, in very specific cases.
You can download the latest version from the download page.

PDFsam Basic 4.2.2 released

we released PDFsam Basic version 4.2.2. In this version, beside the usual PDF engine, translations nad bundled JDK updates, we implemented a couple of changes requested by our users:

  1. Application wide shortcut to execute the current task: Just press CTRL + X and the task will run.
  2. The numerical sorting policy of the selection table has been improved to consider trailing digits, this means that file 10.pdf will appear after file 2.pdf
  3. Default file name sorting is now locale sensitive and should yield better results (Ex. the _ character coming before other alphanumeric characters)
  4. Moving rows manually clears the currently selected sorting policy
  5. You can now click on the column header to set a sorting policy and then add the files, the files will be added sorted
  6. Linux portable bundle is now a tar.gz and retains files permissions

As usual you can get it from the download page.

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