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clawsoftware
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Description

Open Source virtual PDF printer for Windows // Print to PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, PNG, JPEG, TIF and text

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clawPDF // PDFCreator 2.3 fork

Yet another PDF Printer? Yes! This PDF Printer has the intention to be completely open source.

Open Source virtual PDF printer for Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / 2008 / R2 / 2016 / 2019
Print to PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, PNG, JPEG, TIF and text

Download

https://github.com/clawsoftware/clawPDF/releases/download/0.8.4/clawPDF0.8.4setup.msi

Tested under

  • Windows Server 2016 RDS/Terminalserver
  • Windows 10 x32/x64
  • Windows 8 x32/x64
  • Windows 7 x32/x64

Changelog

v0.8.4 (2019.06.11)

  • [bugfix] unicode filename support (thx to daooze for bugreport)

v0.8.3 (2019.05.31)

  • [bugfix] starts under System-Account
  • [cleanup] migrated code from c++ to c#
  • [update] ghostscript 9.27
  • [bugfix] author metadata

v0.8.01 (2019.02.10)

  • [bugfix] performance boost for RDS environments

v0.8.0 (2019.02.10)

  • initial version

Features

  • print to PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, PNG, JPEG, TIF and text
  • 24 languages
  • many settings
  • easy to use
  • easy to deploy (MSI-Installer)
  • no adware, spyware, nagware
  • ...

Requirements

  • .Net Framework 4.5.2+

Screenshot

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Roadmap

  • keep ghostscript up to date (continuous process)
  • add more features
  • remove DataStorage.dll, DynamicTranslator.dll and TrueTypeFontInfo.dll
  • rewrite group policy settings
  • batch printing

Build

  • Visual Studio 2019

Third-party

clawPDF uses the following licensed software or parts of the source code:

  • main code: PDFCreator 2.3 (https://github.com/pdfforge/PDFCreator), licensed under AGPL v3 license.
  • PDF library: iTextSharp 5.5.13 (https://github.com/itext/itextsharp), licensed under AGPL v3 license.
  • logging: Nlog 4.5.11 (https://github.com/NLog/NLog), licensed under BSD 3-Clause.
  • parts of the ghostscript control: PdfScribe 1.0.6 (https://github.com/stchan/PdfScribe), licensed under AGPL v3 license.
  • redirection Port Monitor: clawmon (https://github.com/clawsoftware/clawmon), licensed under GPL v2 license.
  • Postscript Printer Drivers: Microsoft Postscript Printer Driver V3 (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/print/microsoft-postscript-printer-driver), copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Postscript and PDF interpreter/renderer: Ghostscript 9.27 (https://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html), licensed under AGPL v3 license.
  • SystemWrapper 0.25.0.186 (https://github.com/jozefizso/SystemWrapper), licensed under Microsoft Public license.
  • ftplib 1.0.1.1 (https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=ftplib), licensed under MIT license.
  • DataStorage.dll, licensed under pdfforge Freeware License.
  • DynamicTranslator.dll, licensed under pdfforge Freeware License.
  • TrueTypeFontInfo.dll, licensed under pdfforge Freeware License.
  • appbar_save (http://modernuiicons.com/), licensed under Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.
  • appbar_cogs (http://modernuiicons.com/), licensed under Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.
  • appbarpagefile_pdf (http://modernuiicons.com/), licensed under Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

License

clawPDF is licensed under AGPL v3 license
Copyright (C) 2019 // Andrew Hess // clawSoft

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