PDF-XChange products comparison chart

About Product Bundles:

  • PDF-XChange Pro is a bundle product that contains a license for PDF-XChange Editor Plus, PDF-Tools and PDF-XChange Standard virtual printer.
  • PDF-Tools licenses include a license for PDF-XChange Editor and PDF-XChange Lite virtual printer.
  • PDF-XChange Editor Plus and PDF-XChange Editor licenses include a license for PDF-XChange Lite virtual printer.

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

Important Notes: 

Please note that we do not offer refunds after the release of license keys. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you test out the free version of the software to ensure that you are satisfied with the application before making a purchase.

This product comparison chart is not an exhaustive list of all features and functions available in the products - only major product features are included in the chart. Further information on the features available in each product is available here. here.

Charity and Academic Discounts: we offer special Academic Campus Licenses to all publicly accredited and registered educational institutions, as well as Registered Charity Licenses to all qualified and currently registered staff and faculty of accredited institutions and organizations with 'registered charity' status. These licenses provide a 50% discount from the normal price of our products and can be used to purchase any product available in our product line. Further information about these offers is available here.

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

Important Notes: 

Please note that we do not offer refunds after the release of license keys. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you test out the free version of the software to ensure that you are satisfied with the application before making a purchase.

This product comparison chart is not an exhaustive list of all features and functions available in the products - only major product features are included in the chart. Further information on the features available in each product is available here. here.

Charity and Academic Discounts: we offer special Academic Campus Licenses to all publicly accredited and registered educational institutions, as well as Registered Charity Licenses to all qualified and currently registered staff and faculty of accredited institutions and organizations with 'registered charity' status. These licenses provide a 50% discount from the normal price of our products and can be used to purchase any product available in our product line. Further information about these offers is available here.

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