PDF-XChange products comparison chart

About Product Bundles: The Notes

PDF-XChange Pro is a bundle product that includes PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-Tools and PDF-XChange Standard.

PDF-Tools licenses include PDF-XChange Editor*, and the PDF-XChange Lite printer.

PDF-XChange Editor and Editor Plus licenses include the PDF-XChange Lite printer.
*PDF-Tools does not include PDF-XChange Editor Plus.

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Create and Apply Custom Stamps Using Editor
Add Bates Numbering
Add Clickable URL Links to other PDFs
Add Document Information/Metadata/XP Metadata
Add Hyperlinks to a Page/File During Conversion to PDF
Add Images/Signatures to PDF Pages/Files
Add Shapes & Objects to PDF Pages
Add Watermarks (Text or Image-Based) to Documents
Add Overlays to Documents
Add/Edit/Modify Bookmarks Using Editor Add Only
Advanced Memory Management
Append/Insert New Pages into PDF Documents
Append/Insert Pages from one PDF File into another PDF File
Automated Bookmark Creation Options
Send Automated Emails via SMTP/MS MAPI
Browser Integration (IE, Firefox etc)
Control over PDF Creation Properties Limited
Complete Font Embedding Control
Comprehensive Job Management Features
Adjust the Resolution/Scaling of Documents
Convert Image files to PDF - Raster/Metafile Image Formats
Convert Images/Text to PDF
Convert MS Office Table of Contents (TOC) 'Clickable Links' to PDF
Convert PDF to Raster Image Format (BMP, JPEG, TIFF etc)
Create Job Profiles and Save Settings for Subsequent Use
Delete, Rotate and/or Crop PDF pages
Developers API Available (subject to licensing)
Digital Signature Support
Edit PDF Content (excluding image-based/scanned conent) Using Editor
Embedded Multimedia Support
Encryption/Security Options
Export Adobe Forms Data (to .FDF)
Extract Content from PDF to Text/Image/PDF Formats
Extract PDF Content to Image File Formats (BMP, JPEG, TIFF etc)
Extract Pages/Text to Text File Format (No OCR Capability)
Extract PDF Pages to a New PDF File
Font Embedding Options Using Editor
Graphics Downsampling Opitions (Linear, Bilinear, Bicubic)
Group-Editing Options for Annotations Using Editor
Add Headers/Footers to Documents
Highlight/Strike Out/Underline Text Using Editor
Image/Text Compression Options for Converting to PDF (JBIG2,JPEG,JPEG2000 Runlength, ZIP, LZW CCIT3/4) Auto Auto Auto
Include 'Clickable' URL Links - Embedded - MS Office Only
Include 'Clickable' URL links - Literal {BASE_URL}
Compatible with Translation Tools (ABBYY Lingvo 12, Translate It!, etc)
ISO PDF/A 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2u, 3a, 3b, 3u Specification Support Viewing Only
Add/Play Audio Comments Using Editor
Manipulate/Modify Existing PDF Files Limited Append/Prepend Only
Merge PDF files Append/Prepend Only
Mirrored Printing Support
MS Office Toolbar Addin for Office to PDF Conversion
Multi UI Languages Available
Document Navigation Tools (E.g. 'Loupe Tool and 'Pan & Zoom Tool') Using Editor
nUp, Booklet and Brochure Page Printing Available
Optical Character Recognition Funcionality (output is not directly editable unless Editor Plus or PDF-XChange Pro is Purchased) Editor Plus
Optimization/Compression Control
Output Documents from Windows Applications to Create PDF Files Using Lite Printer Using Lite Printer Using Standard Printer
Paper Settings/Custom Forms Options
PDF Document Permissions Support
PDF Encryption/Security Options Including 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/256 bit AES Encryption
PDF File Optimization for Advanced Content Control
PDF Overlay Options (overlay one PDF onto another)
PDF Specification Support (Latest is Acrobat XI - PDF spec 1.7)
User-Defined File-Naming Control via Macro/JavaScript Rules
Portable Version Available 32 bit
Renumber Pages/Files Using Headers/Footers
Reorder Pages (Drag and Drop via Thumbnails Pane) Using Editor
Resolution - Max DPI Output N/A 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400
Scaling Enabled N/A Using the Lite Printer
Scan Pages and Create a New File/Add Scanned Pages to an Existing File
Search Document Text (Advanced and Simple) Using Editor
Check Document Spelling (Content & Annotations)
Terminal Server/Citrix Compatible (Non-Virtualized)
View/Edit PDF Files Using Editor
Volume-Discounted License Packs Available
Windows OS/Support - Win 7 and Later (32/64 bit) Legacy Windows Supported in Previous Builds
RTL Language Support
Create Fillable PDF Forms Editor Plus Only Using Editor Plus
Edit Fillable PDF Forms Editor Plus Only Using Editor Plus
Third-Party Storage Support*: Google Drive™, Microsoft® Office365™ & SharePoint® Using Editor
Create/Edit Dynamic Stamps Editor Plus Only Using Editor Plus
Redact Documents Using Editor
Export to MSWord Format
Export to MSPowerPoint Format
Export to MSExcel Format
Customizable Ribbon User Interface
MRC (Mixed Raster Content) Support for PDF Optimization
Create New Document from Selection (Objects, Text, etc) Using Editor
Create New Stamp from Selection (Objects, Text, etc) Using Editor
Transform Selection (Objects, Text, Annotations, etc) Using Editor
Word Count Feature
Replace Images Using Editor
Change the Compression Images in PDFs Using Editor
OCR Selected Images Using Editor
Move/Swap Pages Using Editor
Autorecovery - Remembers Document Changes for Recovery Using Editor
Twain32 Scanner Support in 64 bit Environments
One-Click Image Copy with Snapshot Tool Using Editor
Watched Folders: Set Custom Action for Files Added to Specified Folders
Create Web Links from URLs/Remove all Web Links
Hybrid Conversion Engine: XPS/GDI
Enhanced OCR Plugin Editor Plus
OCR Selected Regions Using Editor
Convert CSV File Data to a PDF Table Using Editor
Add/Remove/Reorder PDF Layers Using Editor
Add Comments to Documents Using Editor
Summarize Document Comments
Create PDFs from Markdown Files Using Editor
Export/Import Security Policies Using Editor
Timestamp Documents
Add JavaScript to Documents Using Editor
Add Barcodes to Documents Using Editor
Add/Edit Base Content Using Editor
Annotate Document Text Using Editor
Microsoft OneDrive Compatibility Using Editor
Box.com Compatibility Using Editor
View/Edit Portfolio Files Using Editor
Combine Files into One Document
Create Customized Tools
Create Folder Monitors
Certify Documents
Command Line Options
Batch-Conversion Functionality
Color Conversion Functionality
Create PDF Portfolio Files Using Editor Using Outlook Add-in
Create/Edit 3D Annotations
Sanitize Documents
Find and Redact Document Content
Flatten Document Layers Using Editor
Populate Forms from CSV Files Using Editor
Multi-Threaded Processing
Accessibility: PDF/UA Accessibility Checker
Accessibility: UI Automation for screenreaders and similar
Accessibility: Document Content Tagging Support
Split Document by output file size
Re-Compress Multiple Images Simultaneously
Media Box Normalization
3D PDF Support
3D PDF Measurement Annotations Tool
Crop to White Margins
ARM Chipset Support
Import Document As Layer Overlay
Create PDF Portfolio Files

Important Notes: 

Some features detailed above may be included in a bundle product rather than the named application. For example the Mark-up & Commenting functions available are provided via PDF-XChange Editor (as a stand-alone application or as part of the PDF-XChange PRO bundle) - and not in the PDF-XChange Standard printer or PDF-Tools applications independently.

We strongly advise all users to download and test the evaluation versions prior to purchase in order to avoid disappointment, as refunds are only offered in the event that serious and uncorrectable flaws are uncovered. All evaluation versions downloaded can be converted to licensed installations by simply re-installing the same download and inserting a legitimate serial number.

This product comparison chart is not an exhaustive list all features and functions - merely an indication of the minimum features provided within each product bundle. Further information on the features of each product is available here.

Charity and Academic Discounts: We are pleased to further our efforts to support non-commercial, community-based service entities, organizations, employees, students, faculty and staff with an array of special product releases, specialized license offerings and generous charitable and academic discounts to qualified customers and institutions. Further information about these offers is available here.