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LEADTOOLS PDF Pro includes everything developers need to read, write, raster-view, and update PDF files. It also includes advanced capabilities such as the extraction of text, images, hyperlinks, and metadata, manipulation of pages in existing PDF documents, conversion to PDF/A as a real document, linearisation, and the LEADTOOLS PDF Optimiser to reduce the size of PDF files.

By building upon the award-winning LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro features, including 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ display effects, TWAIN and WIA scanning, screen capture, and printing, LEADTOOLS PDF Pro is one of the best values available.

LEADTOOLS PDF Pro is the starting point within the LEADTOOLS product line to develop PDF applications. The LEADTOOLS Document and Medical Imaging SDKs include the PDF Pro feature set and provide additional PDF functionality such as viewing PDF documents as vector, and converting PDF documents to Word and hundreds of other formats.

What’s Included in the LEADTOOLS PDF Pro SDK?


  • Merge, Split, Convert, Linearize, and Distill PDF files
  • Read and Extract text, hyperlinks, metadata, and more from PDF
  • Convert images such as JPEG and TIFF to image-based PDF
  • Convert PDF to image formats such as JPEG and TIFF
  • Optimize PDF documents with LEADTOOLS PDF Optimizer
  • Compress image-based PDF files

Image Load, Save, Conversion, and Compression

  • Load, save, and convert more than 150 raster image formats, including:
  • Load, save, and modify image metadata
  • Industry-standard and proprietary compression and decompression, including:
  • High-level image compression optimizer to automatically optimise bit depth and compression settings
  • image common dialogs

LEADTOOLS PDF Pro Includes Technology From

All of the technology from the following products is included with LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro:

Support and Documentation

  • Source code for many demo projects to help jump-start your development
  • Comprehensive documentation for every function, method, property, and event and various “How To Use” topics
  • Free technical support from LEADTOOLS

Image Processing

  • More than 200 image processing functions
  • Imaging common dialogs
  • Digital paint technology
Image Viewers and Display
  • Image Viewers (Raster only)
  • Imaging common dialogs

Image Capture and Scanning

  • Acquire images and control TWAIN devices and scanners
  • Acquire images and control SANE devices and scanners
  • Acquire images and control WIA devices and scanners
  • Capture images from the screen
  • Print images to Windows printers

LEADTOOLS PDF Pro can be Upgraded to Add Specialised Imaging Technology

LEADTOOLS PDF Pro is the base SDK for other more advanced LEADTOOLS imaging products. These more advanced products include all of the imaging technology contained in the LEADTOOLS PDF Pro product and add supplementary advanced and/or specialised technology.

These products also include support to view and convert PDF documents as vector with SVG:

Platforms and Programming Interfaces