PDFedit pdf manipulation library, gui, tools

About PdfEdit(library and free pdf editor for unix)

PDFedit is a free open source pdf editor and a library for manipulating PDF documents, released under terms of GNU GPL version 2. It includes PDF manipulating library based on xpdf, GUI, set of command line tools and a pdf editor.


Multiplatform library working on Unix systems, Windows32/64 and also Windows CE and others. You can use it to read, change and extract information from a PDF file. It is based on xpdf library.


PdfEdit includes pdf editor which graphical interface is based on QT3.x with all features implemented using scripting language; therefore, any user can modify the behaviour by scripts and plugins. See separete section for qt4 based windows pdf editor.


All files are hosted at sourceforge.net. Go to the sourceforge download page to download PDFedit.

In case sourceforge is offline or not functioning, you can use local backup download page to download latest source package


Gentoo Linux PDFedit is available via Sunrise Overlay.
Debian Linux There are Debian Linux packages available.
NetBSD PDFedit packages are in NetBSD package collection
openSUSE There are openSUSE pdfedit packages


Screenshots of old qt3 based GUI