we released the new major version 5 of PDFsam Basic. A lot of work has been done and many things changed compared to version 4, here is a summary:

  • Migrated everything to the latest JDK 19
  • Migrated all the dependencies to their latest version
  • Refreshed the default light theme
  • Added a couple of dark themes and an additional light theme
  • New layout for the sidebar where all the controls have been moved
  • Added a setting for the application font size
  • Added the total number of selected pages in Merge and Alternate Mix tools
  • Added a column to Merge and Alternate Mix tools to show the number of selected pages per row, based on the input interval
  • Page normalization in Merge tool is now a combo with an additional entry
  • Extract pages tool now has the ability to create a separate PDF file for each page range
  • Added a new tool to insert a PDF document (every page or selected pages) into another one, multiple times every “n” pages.
  • Upgraded Sejda (PDF engine) to the latest milestone release. Sejda and all it’s dependencies have been lately migrated to JDK 17 and modularized (JPMS)
  • Upgraded sejda-io to latest v4. Version 4 has been migrated to JDK 19 and got rid of the Unsafe Cleaner hack to clean memory mapped files in favor of the Foreign Function & Memory API preview feature
  • No more FontAwesome (replaced by Unicons)
  • Removed Logback (replaced by Tinylog)
  • New tools icons
  • Application now runs on the modulepath

PDFsam Basic version 5
Any feedback is welcome. New translations can be filled here.
You can download it from here!

3 Replies to “PDFsam Basic version 5 released”
  1. Awesome job, that application is so useful and full of features. I was wondering if it is possible to rotate all Landscape pages (A4) to portrait and choose to rotate or leave A3 size ?

  2. Hello,
    My company just upgraded to version 5 of PDFsam basic, and it has lost its most useful feature, the visual composer (I use it in french so I am not sure of the english wording, it was the module where you could have multiple pdfs in one tab each, and arrange whatever page you wanted from whatever pdf in the order that pleased you, and alos rotate them). Is it me who did not find it, or has it really been deleted? In the latter case, is it possible to download the previous version of PDFsam basic ?

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