PDF Automation Server v2015R1 Released with New PDF Optimizer Job, Improved Sign Job

Atlanta, GA June 18, 2015 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of PDF Automation Server v2015R1 which adds many new features, including a new PDF Optimizer job and enhancements to the existing Digital Signature job.

As more and more companies and industries are replacing paper with PDF documents, it has become more important to optimize the size of electronic files, in order to reduce storage, bandwidth and transfer time.

The new PDF Optimizer Job allows to optimize PDF documents in an automated, unattended process and offers flexible optimization options to:

  • Modify image resolution, compression and color spaces
  • Compress images with JPEG, JPEG 2000 and JBIG2
  • Remove unused objects
  • Compress data streams
  • Remove duplicate images and fonts
  • Linearize PDFs for fast web view
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The new PDF Optimizer Job with flexible optimization options for reducing the size of PDF documents

The existing Digital Signature Job was enhanced to allow applying digital signatures with timestamps certified by an official time-stamp server  as well as customizing signature appearance.

New PDF Optimizer Job

Settings for timestamp servers in the Sign PDF Job allowing to apply timestamped digital signatures

New Settings to customize signature appearance in the Sign PDF Job

Settings to customize signature appearance in the Sign PDF Job allowing to hide or show fields from the digital ID

The new release of PAS also incorporates all enhancements added to Qoppa’s Java PDF rendering and manipulation engine over the last year.

Full Release Notes for PDF Automation Server v2015R1

About Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server:

Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server (PAS) is a standalone server application to automate PDF workflows. Based on Qoppa’s proprietary PDF technology, it automates the receiving, processing, and routing of files on Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix (Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX), and any other Java enabled platform. PAS accepts incoming files of multiple types from local and network folders, email, or ftp servers. Based on preset criteria, PAS then performs a wide range of manipulations, including assembly, conversion, printing, stamping, digital signing, security management, preflight checking, and more. Once changed, both the original files and the output files can be routed to a range of destinations.

About Qoppa Software:

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

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Spring release of Java PDF Toolkit and Swing PDF Component adds CMYK rendering, image processing enhancements, and PDF comparison

Qoppa PDF Library Launcher IconAtlanta, GA May 20th 2015 – Qoppa Software’s spring release of Java® PDF library and Swing PDF component delivers improved image processing performance, rendering to custom color spaces for output preview and many annotation, redaction and form field enhancements. This release also adds a new optional PDF comparison module.

 “In version 2015R1, we’ve continued to enhance and refine the interactive tools in our PDF components while adding very sophisticated image and rendering features to our PDF engine.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

Qoppa’s image handling framework was redesigned to process images more efficiently in both memory and CPU usage. The new code for image processing uses a lot less memory and is able to render images of any size, with speed improvements of about 20% on average, or higher in some cases. As part of this redesign, additional features were added including the ability to render in non-RGB color spaces, such as CMYK and to simulate overprint in Qoppa’s advanced PDF editing component, jPDFEditor. Output preview and overprint simulation are sophisticated techniques used by professionals in the print and pre-press industry to preview on the screen how colors will overlap and mix when printed.

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CMYK Output Preview with Overprint Simulation

jPDFProcess’ Java API was enhanced to allow applying redaction annotations, a process also known as “burning redactions”. Opening up this function on the back-end, makes it possible for Qoppa’s customers to use Qoppa’s PDF library and PDF component together, within a client / server document workflow, to apply and burn redaction.

As usage of PDF documents increase in all industries, including publishing, energy, engineering and manufacturing, professionals have needs for comparing and reviewing multiple documents or multiple versions of the same document. Qoppa’s new PDF comparison module makes it easy to do just that. The Side by Side Comparison View displays two PDFs side by side in a synchronous scrolling view, allowing annotating or editing any of the two documents. The Overlay Comparison View superimposes two PDF documents and makes use of complementary colors to highlight differences between the documents. Switching back and forth between the two comparison views is done with the click of a button!

The user experience in Qoppa’s PDF Visual Components is enhanced with new, more modern icons and better interactive tools. Annotation tools were improved with multiple annotations editing, additional options for redaction and measuring annotations and a visual rotation handle for rubber stamps. Link and bookmark tools were also improved. A new date picker component was implemented, making it very convenient to fill in interactive date and time fields. New view options are available to display grid and rulers.

This release was also a good opportunity for Qoppa Software to perform some code cleanup and remove many obsolete classes and methods – that had been deprecated for more than 2 years – from the public API.

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 2015R1

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Libraries 2015R1


About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF Toolkits for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF Editor, a PDF Processing Server, and an Android PDF sdk, 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, Linux and Unix. 

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New PDF Studio 10 with Optimizer, Overlay Comparison, Conversion to HTML5

PDF Studio 10 Splash Screen

logo for PDF Studio desktop PDF editorQoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 10 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. PDF Studio 10 adds a number of new features including PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison, Conversion to HTML5 and Touch Mode.

compress2The new Optimizer function provides many options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. It is possible to save custom optimizer profiles and even to optimize a batch of PDF documents at once.

Comparison OverlayArchitects and engineers will enjoy the new PDF Overlay Comparison view which allows visual comparison of drawings and blue prints by overlaying two documents and highlighting the differences using complementary colors. Users can switch back and forth between Overlay Comparison and Side by Side Comparison, and add annotations to both documents.

touchPDF Studio’s new Touch Mode will make it easier than ever to annotate and edit PDF documents using a pen, stylus or even a finger on tablets and touch enabled laptops. This is expected to be a hit with the many professionals working with PDF documents on the go who are fast adopting the new powerful tablets available on the market such as the Microsoft Surface Pro, Dell Venue, Lenovo Yoga, or Lenovo Thinkpad…

HTML5_Logo_128Researchers, writers and others professionals needing to publish PDF documents on the web will find it very easy to convert PDF documents to HTML5 using PDF Studio 10. Qoppa’s new proprietary PDF to HTML5 conversion engine is fast and highly accurate, as it takes advantage of the SVG format, natively supported by HTML5, and preserves vector graphics and advanced graphical features found in the original PDF.

PDF Studio 10 also adds improvements to existing features, including layers, bookmarks, annotations, form fields, and printing and scanning. The application has a sleeker look with new icons and many user interface improvements.

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 10

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New Java Library to Convert PDF to HTML & New HTML5 PDF Viewer !

HTML5_Logo_512Qoppa Software is happy to announce the availability of jPDFWeb, a Java class library that can convert PDF documents to SVG & HTML5.

For companies needing to publish PDF documents on the internet, this is good news, as the library can be easily integrated to create a zero footprint HTML5 PDF viewer that works on all browsers and all client platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, IOS or Android.

On the server-side, jPDFWeb is used to convert on-demand and at high speed PDF documents to SVG. SVG format is a vector graphics format, developed by the World Wide Web, which supports most of the sophisticated features of the PDF format and is resolution independent for high quality viewing.  Java is the de-facto programming language for web servers, and a pure Java library such as jPDFWeb, guarantees stability and ease of integration with any J2EE server (such as Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss, Weblogic, Websphere, Glassfish) and on any server platform: Windows, Linux or Unix.

On the client-side, SVG / HTML5 is supported by all browsers and platforms so there is no need for platform specific PDF plug-ins or viewers. A zero foot-print HTML5 PDF Viewer, which demonstrates  how to communicate with the server to serve – page by page – the converted SVG / HTML5 files  is provided by Qoppa Software. The source code is also made available so developers can customize the viewer visually or functionally to the specific needs of their website or application.

jPDFWeb is based on Qoppa Software’s robust Java PDF parsing and rendering technology, which has been developed and refined over the last 12 years.

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Try live demo of Qoppa’s new embeddable HTML5 PDF viewer

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Zero Footprint PDF HTML5 Viewer

This is exciting! We now have a live demo of Qoppa’s new HTML5 PDF viewer! It is a zero footprint, high-fidelity PDF viewer that can be integrated into any website or web application, without requiring any client-side plugin:

Try our new HTML5 PDF Viewer!

It’s not officially released yet, but it is already pretty good! Why so? Because this viewer uses what Qoppa Software is best at: Java and PDF rendering! So it is not surprising that the first version of our viewer is already superior to many HTML PDF viewers available on the market.

How does it work? PDFs documents are converted dynamically to SVG on the server, then served to any browser supporting HTML5.

PDF HTML5 Viewer, SVG preserves vector graphics.

The beauty of this new viewer is that:

  • on the client side, the viewer works everywhere, without requiring any plugin or certificate, because all platforms these days – Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, etc… – have a browser that supports  HTML5.
  • and on the server side, Qoppa’s libraries are 100% Java so any J2EE server will do (Tomcat, JBoss, Glassfish, Websphere, Weblogic), on any operating system, be it Windows, Linux or Unix.

Try HTML5 PDF Viewer Live Demo

More about our Zero Footprint HTML5 PDF Viewer

More about our Java PDF Library to Convert PDF to SVG / HTML

 

 

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New Java library to optimize PDF documents and reduce file size

Qoppa PDF Library Launcher IconQoppa Software’s line of products was expanded to add jPDFOptimizer, a java library allowing to optimize PDF documents in order to shrink the size of PDF files.

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jPDFOptimizer Demo Application – Optimizing Options Dialog

jPDFOptimizer 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.

As a 100% Java library, jPDFOptimizer can be run in any Java enabled platform, where the typical deployment use case is a J2EE servers on Windows, Linux or Unix.

Try jPDFOptimizer Live Demo Now!

Download jPDFOptimizer Demo Application

jPDFOptimizer Product Page

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Qoppa is sponsoring educational day 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, non-commercial, 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
View the agenda and register now!

PDF Day New York City (Financial Services & Legal focus)
Thursday, December 11th Convene at 32 Old Slip
View the agenda and register now!

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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