Qoppa is sponsoring all day non-commercial, educational event organized by PDF Association

Member_PDFA_logo_100x75Qoppa Software, a company focused on producing high-end Java PDF library products and applications, has become a member of the non-profit PDF Association and is a sponsor at PDF Day, a live educational event organized by the PDF Association.

With two tracks of engaging and informative sessions, PDF Day offers IT decision-makers the opportunity to better understand the technology that’s already replaced paper in so many business processes. Top developers in the PDF industry will provide CIOs, IT executives, content strategists and document management vendors with the big picture on PDF technology.

PDF Day Washington DC (Government focus)
Wednesday, December 10th Marriott Washington Georgetown
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PDF Day New York City (Financial Services & Legal focus)
Thursday, December 11th Convene at 32 Old Slip
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PDF Day sessions cover many areas of interest, including ECM integration, digital signatures, regulatory compliance, collaboration, archiving, redaction, the significance and value of standards-based technology, and much more.

Join a dozen experts in PDF technology as they discuss the opportunities for cost-savings and new business-process paradigms that come from enhancing electronic document workflows via the sophisticated use of PDF.

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF library products for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF end-user application, a PDF server, and Android PDF apps, all developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology. Our PDF solutions are cross-platform and work on any operating system supporting Java, including Windows, Mac and Linux / Unix. 

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Qoppa Software at JavaOne 2014: What’s new since last year?

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Susan Sims at Booth #5110 at JavaOne 2014

Susan Sims at Booth #5110 at JavaOne 2014

Atlanta-based Qoppa Software was present, this year again, at Oracle® JavaOne conference, in San Francisco, from September 28 to October 2 2014. For the 4th year in a row, both Gerald Holmann, Qoppa’s founder and president, and Susan Sims, Qoppa’s marketing director, were available at Qoppa’s booth to speak with Java developers.

Gerald and Susan offered live demonstrations of the PDF rendering and manipulation capabilities available in Qoppa’s Java PDF library products,  PDF visual components, Android PDF toolkit, PDF desktop application and PDF workflow server.

Since last year’s JavaOne conference, Qoppa Software has added many enhancements to its Java PDF library products and visual components with the objective to continue to provide the most solid and comprehensive PDF technology available in Java.

v2014R1 release delivered improvements in rendering, security, annotations and interactive forms. As usage of PDF increases, the documents encountered are getting bigger and more sophisticated, pushing the limits of the features defined in the PDF format. The performance of Qoppa’s PDF engine is constantly enhanced to keep up with customers needs.

Qoppa’s line of products was expanded to add jPDFOptimizer, a java library allowing to optimize PDF documents, that offers flexible, powerful optimization options and outputs smaller, faster rendering PDFs. Images in a PDF document are made smaller, more efficient by modifying image compression, color space and resolution. PDF content is reduced by compressing streams, removing unused objects as well as performing other advanced optimization functions.

Version 9 of PDF Studio, Qoppa’s powerful, easy to use PDF editing software, added an interactive form designer, an advanced redaction feature, conversion to PDF/A and numerous digital signatures and annotations enhancements. This user-friendly, affordable application is fast becoming a favorite alternative to other costly PDF solutions for users in all industries and on all platforms.

Moreover, two new cutting-edge java libraries were developed in 2014 and are planned to be released before the end of the year: a PDF to SVG conversion library and PDF/A verification and conversion library.

Gerald Holmann discussing with a customer at JavaOne 2014

Gerald Holmann demonstrating Qoppa’s PDF products capabilities to a customer at JavaOne 2014

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Summer release of Java PDF library adds rendering, security and interactive features enhancements

Qoppa PDF Library Launcher IconAtlanta, GA June 30 2014 – Qoppa Software’s summer release of Java® PDF component and library products delivers many rendering, security, annotations and interactive forms improvements.

 “We’ve worked on hundreds of items for this release, refining and enhancing our existing features, in order to maintain our lead in providing the most solid and comprehensive PDF libraries and visual components available in Java.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

As usage of PDF increases, the documents encountered are getting bigger and more sophisticated, pushing the limits of the features defined in the PDF format. Customers need to rely on PDF solutions that are able to process all documents.

Qoppa has implemented new processing of JPEG images (not relying on imageio), making it possible to read and display “infinite size” JPEGs within PDF documents, without any memory limitation.

When it comes to security, PDF documents have also become more sophisticated.  The new permissions manager supports and enforces the 3 levels of security defined in the PDF format, in an abstracted, simplified way, making it easy to work with encrypted documents (password permissions), certified documents (DocMDP permissions), and reader-enabled documents (Usage Rights permissions).

Rendering and interactive tools were refined in Qoppa’s Java PDF visual components. It is easier than ever to markup documents and fill interactive forms in the components’ intuitive and user-friendly interface. Thanks to new on-demand loading of annotations, the first page of PDF documents is rendered fast, even when documents contain a large number of comments. New quick properties and alignment toolbars are available for fast editing and positioning of annotations. The new undo function helps users reverse any mistake. A smoothing algorithm was implemented to draw even, regular curves and lines when handwriting with the pencil annotation. Finally, form filling was improved with support for additional JavaScript functions and improvements in form field editing.

For more details about all the enhancements and fixes added in this release, please visit the links below:

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Component 2014R1

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Libraries 2014R1


About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF library products for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF end-user application, a PDF server, and Android PDF apps, all developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology. Our PDF solutions are cross-platform and work on any operating system supporting Java, including Windows, Mac and Linux / Unix. 

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Qoppa Software announces PDF Studio 9 with Interactive Form Designer, Advanced Redaction and PDF/A Conversion

logo for PDF Studio desktop PDF editorMay 2 2014 – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 9 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editing software for Windows, Mac and Linux. PDF Studio 9 adds an interactive form designer, an advanced redaction feature, conversion to PDF/A and numerous digital signatures and annotations enhancements.

PDF Studio 9 adds many advanced features for business users.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President. “The enhancements in version 9 make PDF Studio ready to deploy to the enterprise and integrate into document workflows, from creation to archiving, through revision and approval process. Our goal is to provide an all-in-one, affordable PDF solution for all businesses and organizations, whether they are running Windows, Mac or Linux.”

Form Editor Toolbar

The new form designer in PDF Studio 9 allows users to create sophisticated interactive PDF forms. Businesses of all sizes can streamline paper-based workflows by using PDF forms to receive electronic data from partners, customers and employees. JavaScript is supported for form fields formatting, validation and calculations.

Redacting text and images in a PDF document

The advanced redaction function helps remove sensitive information from PDF documents prior to publication or release.  Redaction annotations are first added to cover confidential areas on page, then applied as a second step, or “burnt-in” into the document, to permanently delete the underlying text, images or shapes.

For long-term storage and archival of documents, governments, publishers and bigger organizations are converting PDF files to PDF/A. It is a strict subset of the PDF format which helps ensure that documents will render the same in the future as when they were saved. PDF Studio 9 provides PDF/A compliance verification as well as the ability to convert existing files to PDF/A format.

PDF Studio 9 adds various enhancements around digital signatures with new support for certifying signatures, time-stamps, Windows and Mac certificate managers, the latest AES 256 encryption, and other security features such as enforcing and clearing usage right enablement, and accessing  server protected textbooks.

 

With version 9, it is also easier than ever to review and comment PDF documents using PDF Studio 9’s new quick properties and alignment toolbars, and user-friendly color picker.

 

 

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software produces cross-platform PDF software for end-users and developers. Our PDF tools and libraries cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows. Qoppa Software was founded in 2002 and is located in Atlanta, GA. 

Full Release Notes for PDF Studio 9

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Qoppa Software at JavaOne 2013: What’s new since last year?

Come Visit Qoppa Software at JavaOneAtlanta -based Qoppa Software will be present this year again at Oracle® JavaOne conference, in San Francisco, from September 22 to 25 2013. Since last year’s conference, Qoppa Software has added many exciting features and new products to complement Oracle products and technology.

Qoppa’s Java PDF engine was enhanced with JavaScript support and many digital signature features, including the latest AES 256 (R=6) encryption and null. An all-integrated null was released, based on Qoppa’s advanced PDF rendering and editing technology and the well-known open-source Tesseract engine for OCR recognition.

Qoppa’s line of Java PDF components was expanded to add jPDFEditor, a comprehensive PDF component that goes beyond viewing, annotating and form filling to also allow editing and redacting content from PDF documents. This is the most advanced PDF component available in Java.

Qoppa Software Booth at JavaOne 2013

Qoppa Software Booth at JavaOne 2013

A new document viewer application that connects directly to Oracle Webcenter Content Imaging® repository was added to Qoppa’s line of end-user products.  Qoppa IPM Desktop provides users with an efficient, feature rich experience to display and review PDF documents stored on the server, improving document workflow productivity within organizations.

Qoppa has continued to perfect PDF Studio, its advanced desktop PDF editor, which is developed entirely in Java and available on Windows®, Mac OS X®, Linux®, and UNIX®. This user-friendly, affordable application is fast becoming a favorite alternative to other costly PDF solutions for users in all industries and on all platforms.

View our kiosk slides for an easy introduction to our company and products.

 

To learn more our Qoppa’s Java PDF solutions, Java developers and integrators are invited to stop by Qoppa’s booth 5606 at JavaOne 2013, meet president and founder Gerald Holmann and see live product demonstrations. More information is available on Qoppa’s website at http://www.qoppa.com.

 

 

 

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Summer release of Java PDF library adds PDF OCR, digital signature enhancements including latest AES 256 encryption

Atlanta, GA August 12 2013 – Qoppa Software’s summer release of Java® PDF component and library products delivers a new OCR module, digital signature enhancements including latest AES 256 algorithm and many other improvements.

Qoppa Software is pleased to announce a new null which supports all Latin-based languages including English, German, French, and Spanish and is available for Windows®, Mac OS X® and Linux®, in 32 and 64 bit. This is a clean, production-level Java integration of the well-known Tesseract engine and Qoppa’s own PDF rendering and editing technology.

This release also contains many digital signature enhancements including PDF certifying signatures, often used in document workflows to approve documents before publication. A certifying signature is the first digital signature applied to a PDF document and allows specifying what subsequent changes may be made to the certified document.

Appearance of digital signatures was improved to allow validation of multiple signatures. Since the PDF format does not inherently support multiple digital signatures, Qoppa’s PDF engine is parsing for the content added after a signature and identifying which changes are acceptable and which changes invalidate the signature.

The new AES 256 encryption algorithm (R=6) has been implemented and allows encrypting or decrypting PDF documents with the highest level of security available. This algorithm is defined in the upcoming PDF 2.0 specifications and is compatible with Adobe® Acrobat® X, XI and above.

Finally, our PDF viewing components now offer a flexible navigation API, allowing developers to customize navigation within a PDF document or across PDF documents to fit their document workflow.

 “Our goal is to continue to offer the most comprehensive PDF technology available in Java.  We are excited to present our new PDF OCR solution. This is an affordable, integrated solution to recognize text in PDF documents from Java applications on Windows, Mac and Linux, in a J2EE server environment, or on the client side.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

The new release adds many other improvements and internal fixes.  For more details, please visit the links below:

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Component 2013R2

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Libraries 2013R2null

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF library products – pure Java as well as Android Java – for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF end-user application, a PDF server, and Android PDF apps developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology.

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Android qPDF Notes v3.1 delivers new file browser with cloud access and improved form filling

ATLANTA – June 2013 – Qoppa Software, Atlanta-based producer of PDF solutions for end-users, developers and integrators on all platforms, is happy to announce release 3.1 of its Android PDF apps, qPDF Notes – Android PDF Reader Pro and qPDF Viewer – Android PDF Reader. This release includes a redesigned file browser tightly integrated with Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive as well as an improved form filling mode.

New File Browser with Box, DropBox, Drive Access

New file browser with Box, Dropbox, Drive integration

qPDF’s redesigned file browser is a powerful tool to find and organize PDF documents on the go. Files can be opened directly from Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, edited on the device and then saved back to the cloud, in a single tap. It is now as easy to work with cloud files as it is with local files and users have the freedom to choose their preferred cloud storage. The redesign also adds the ability to delete, rename, or mark files as favorites, and new views were created to list recently opened documents, user favorites, and all PDF documents on the device.  The recent files list can now be cleared.

Form Fill View Mode: Intuitive, Per Page

Form Fill View: intuitive, per page

The Fill Form view has been totally redesigned to make filling PDF forms on the go as user-friendly as possible. Form fields are now organized by page, making it easy to jump to any page and fill in form data. More JavaScript support has been added, as well as the ability to reset fields to their default values.

Advanced Search Now Open on Phones in Navigation Pane

Search pane now available on phones

The bookmarks pane, allowing navigation within PDF documents using bookmarks, outlines, comments, and search results, was made expandable so the lists can be viewed in full screen.  This intuitive tablet interface was also copied over to phones so that all users would now have the benefit of the search pane as well as easier access to bookmarks, outline, and comments tabs.

As usual, the newly implemented features have a consistent, streamlined look that closely follows the Holo design principles. null and qPDF Viewer are tablet-optimized so they look great on all size devices, from small phones to large tablets.

Finally, all labels have been internationalized in German, so the app is now available in  5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Qoppa’s Android products are available for all Android phones and tablets 2.1 or higher including: Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, and S4, Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Iconia, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1, Motorola XOOM, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Blackberry Playbook and Blackberry 10 devices (Z10, Q10, Q5).

The PDF technology found in Qoppa’s Android apps is available in an Android PDF SDK for Android developers to integrate into their own apps.

Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of highly portable products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document work flows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

Get qPDF Notes – All-in-one Android PDF app – from Google Play

Get qPDF Viewer – Free Android PDF Reader – from Google Play

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Qoppa Software also offers a PDF editor for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Try the free demo version.

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Qoppa Software attends EDUCAUSE 2013 in Atlanta

PDF Editor Software for Education Schools UniversitiesQoppa Software is exhibiting at this year’s EDUCAUSE® Southeast Regional Conference from May 29 to May 31 2013 in Atlanta (our hometown!).

Qoppa’s display will offer live demonstrations of PDF Studio, our powerful PDF software, an affordable alternative to Adobe® Acrobat® for schools and universities.

PDF Studio, available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, puts state of the art PDF technology within reach of all schools, small and big, and allows efficient paperless collaboration for everybody on campus: students, faculty and staff.

Higher education IT professionals, teaching professionals, and decision makers are invited to come and learn more about our PDF software and discuss deployment scenarios with Gerald Holmann, president and founder of Qoppa Software.

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PDF Studio, a Cost-Effective PDF Software for the Entire Campus
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Spring release of Java PDF libraries adds new PDF editing component, JavaScript, time-stamping of digital signatures

Atlanta, GA April 11 2013 – Qoppa Software’s new spring release of Java PDF components and libraries delivers a new PDF editing and redacting component as well as support for JavaScript and time-stamping of digital signatures.

Qoppa Software is pleased to announce jPDFEditor, its new PDF editing component, which supports all the rendering, annotating and form filling features found in Qoppa’s other PDF components, plus more powerful editing features:

  • Content Editing: the content editing tool allows users to modify the content of  PDF documents:
    • Copy, delete, edit, move text
    • Copy, delete, move, resize images
    • Copy, delete, edit, move, resize shapes, and paths
    • Work with single or multiple text, image, or path objects
  • Redaction:  the redaction feature lets users permanently remove sensitive information from PDF documents:
    • Add redaction annotations to cover an area on a page. The area can contain any PDF objects such as text, image, or shape objects.
    • “Burn” the redaction annotations to remove the underlying content that intersects with the area redacted.
  • Access to jPDFProcess API: jPDFEditor comes packaged with Qoppa’s jPDFProcess library, providing access to a rich API to further manipulate PDF documents programmatically.

“We expect our new PDF component, jPDFEditor, to be of great interest to document management professionals wishing to PDF-enable their DMS, ECM, and BPM systems. Developers and integrators can now deploy a powerful PDF editor in their own java and web applications and be reassured that they have the most advanced Java PDF technology and user interface available on the market.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

The new release also adds JavaScript support to Qoppa’s Swing PDF rendering components jPDFViewer and jPDFNotes, making it easier to fill interactive forms with features such as:

  • Form field calculations to automatically compute the value of given fields from other fields.
  • Form field validation to prevent invalid data entry and ensure that all required fields are filled in.
  • Form field formatting to facilitate the capture of special fields such as dates, social security numbers, postal codes, phone numbers, etc.

Time-stamping of digital signatures was added to fulfill the needs of Qoppa’s customers as many security standards now require this added level of security to encrypt administrative and legal documents. With the new 2013R1 release, it is possible to null authenticated by a trusted, independent authority.  Time stamps are essentially encapsulated in another certificate signed by the authority which contains both the customer’s and the time-stamp server’s signatures.

The new release adds many other improvements and internal fixes.  For more details, please visit the links below:null

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About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF library products – pure Java as well as Android Java – for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF end-user application, a PDF server, and Android PDF apps developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology.

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Qoppa Software announces PDF Studio 8 with JavaScript, OCR and enhanced text selection

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PDF Studio 8

December 20, 2012 – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces a major new release of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use, cross-platform PDF desktop tool. PDF Studio 8 adds javascript support in PDF forms, faster rendering, improved text selection, and user interface improvements.

PDF Studio 8 greatly refines the user experience when working with all features of our advanced PDF application: when rendering PDF documents, when reviewing and marking up documents with annotations, and when filling interactive PDF forms. Our goal at Qoppa is to continue to offer the best deal on PDF software: ahead of the competition when it comes to features, but at less than a third of the price! When you consider that PDF Studio is also cross-platform, this makes it the best choice for enterprise deployments.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

Formatted fields in javascript

Fields formatted in JavaScript

JavaScript Support: Filling interactive PDF forms in PDF Studio 8 has become even easier with JavaScript support which adds:
+ Form field calculations to automatically compute the value of given fields from other fields.
+ Form field validation to prevent invalid data entry and ensure that all required fields are filled in.
+ Form field formatting to facilitate the capture of special fields such as dates, social security numbers, postal codes, phone numbers, etc…

 

OCR for Windows, Mac and Linux: PDF Studio 8 offers a new OCR function allowing to create searchable PDFs from scanned documents. OCR which stands for Optical Character Recognition can be applied to existing PDF documents or at the time of scanning to convert paper documents directly into searchable PDFs. The text added can be searched, edited or marked up with highlights, underline, cross-out or caret annotations. The OCR function is available to Windows, Mac OSX and Linux users. Supported languages are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

 

Cursor-based text selection with column detection

Cursor-based text selection with column detection

Text Selection: PDF Studio 8’s new text model delivers major enhancements in the way text is extracted, selected, and marked up in the application:

  • Text extraction and selection now support column detection in documents with multi-column page layout such as articles, magazines, and other publications.
  • The new cursor-based selection and highlight tool follows the natural order of text within pages and handle selection across columns. An alternate rectangular selection mode is also available as a fall back to when selecting non-consecutive text on a page.
Nimbus Look And Feel

Nimbus look and feel

Improved User Interface: PDF Studio 8 offers new graphical skin options to choose from when customizing the appearance of the application, including the Substance and the Nimbus look and feel. Professionals in the print, graphics, and construction industry will also enjoy the new Pan and Zoom tool which allows zooming inside high-resolution documents and moving around a page while keeping a view of the overall page on screen.

Rendering Speed: Qoppa has implemented a new tile based rendering approach which greatly improves the user experience when working with graphically intensive PDF documents and delivers:

  • Huge performance increases when rendering documents and drawing annotations.
  • Better responsiveness when scrolling, navigating, and zooming in PDF documents.

Responding to user needs, Qoppa Software has added many other significant enhancements to PDF Studio 8, including the ability to remove watermarks, headers and footers; an advanced undo function; a window cascade / tile function; and the option to save a PDF document as linearized for fast viewing over the web.

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF library products – pure Java as well as Android Java – for developers to integrate into their own applications. Qoppa Software also offers advanced PDF end-user and server applications and tools developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology.

Full Change Log for PDF Studio 8

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