PDF-XChange Core API SDK

PDF-XChange Core API SDK

Provides developers with libraries and API for the creation and manipulation of fully native, Adobe®-compatible PDF files including Programmatic Digital Signing and Adobe Compatible Fillable Forms creation.
Also included in the PDF-XChange Editor SDK and PDF-XChange Pro SDK

Current version: 8.0.333.0
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or later
SDK - Single

USD $745.00

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Core API SDK provides developers re-engineered advanced libraries and API for the creation and manipulation of fully native, Adobe® Compatible PDF files. The Core API SDK does not include our print drivers this is available in the  PDF-XChange PRO SDK or the PDF-XChange Drivers API. The Core API SDK can convert directly from any of the supported Image format files (BMP, DCX, GIF, JBIG, JBIG2, JPEG, JNG, PCX, PNG, TIFF & AMF/WMF/EMF - please check the docs for latest list) to PDF format and you can extract images to Image formats. Merge existing files or Extract pages to create new files, create Thumbnails, Bookmarks and retrieve page count and File properties from these PDF files. The Core API includes programmatic digital signing of documents and Adobe® Compatible fillable forms.
Need OCR? - this is available in the complete PDF-XChange PRO SDK

*Each PDF-XChange Core API SDK License includes 100,000 end user installations royalty-free.

Here is a brief - but not exhaustive list of the functionality available with the PDF-XChange CORE API SDK!

  • Create New Adobe® Compatible PDF files from Image file formats
  • Create New Adobe® Compatible PDF files from text, lines, drawings and objects etc
  • Crop Pages
  • Rotate Pages
  • Scale pages
  • Merge existing PDF Files
  • Extract pages from existing PDF Files
  • Delete Pages from existing PDF Files
  • Extract Images from existing PDF files
  • Add Watermarks (Image and Text)
  • and much much more!
  • Extract text from a PDF file to a Unicode/ASCII txt file.
  • Create and Edit Bookmarks & Thumbnails for your PDF files
  • Encrypt/Password protect your files (40-128 bit algorithm)
  • AES Encryption
  • Overlay - use a PDF as a background page/stationery - to add content.
  • Annotations
  • Digital Signatures
  • Adobe® Acroform® creation for dynamic data entry via an enabled PDF Reader
  • 32/64 bit libraries included


PDF-XChange CORE API SDK V8 supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows 7 and later:


V5 thru V8: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible.
Version 5, 6, 7: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible; WIndows XP*, WIndows Vista compaible


  • We recommend that users install the latest Microsoft Windows service packs and updates before using our products, as doing so will ensure the greatest possible performance of the software.
  • Our products - in particular the printer drivers that PDF-XChange Standard and PDF-XChange Lite utilize - are not designed to work in virtualized environments such as the XenApp software.
  • *There are some limitations to product support for Windows XP and Windows Vista as Microsoft have stopped supporting them. Further information about this issue is available here.
  • If you are using Windows 7 then please ensure you have the latest release and all available fixes - otherwise you may encounter issues, as detailed here.

Demo Limits

Evaluation versions of our SDK software are fully functional, allowing the testing and full utilization of all SDK features, Developers need to be aware that any test documents will have a demo watermark placed on every page of any PDF created or modified with the evaluation versions.

We recommend which ever option you decide is best suited for your needs - that you use the evaluation SDK's to the maximum prior to purchase to ensure satisfaction and only purchase when ready to recompile you completed application ready for distribution to your clients - with your license strings, to remove the demo watermarks restrictions.

As we do not offer refunds after issuing licensing info.

Available as MSI installer only.