PDFCreator

PDFCreator 1.9.5.604

Free
It allows you to create PDF documents and image files like JPG, TIFF, and PNG
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4.0  (489 votes)
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It allows you to create PDF documents and image files like JPG, TIFF, and PNG from any file that can be printed with Windows printers. Also, this easy-to-use program is able to merge and rearrange created files, send them via e-mail, and many more.

PDFCreator offers a plethora of options. You will be able to add watermarks and stamps to your created files, password protect and encrypt them using any of the 3 offered encryption levels. Moreover, you can choose whether to allow other users to copy the content of a document, edit or print it, and so on. In addition, the program enables you to sign your documents with a digital signature. Also, it lets you set an action to perform after the file is converted (print it, upload with FTP, open an e-mail client, etc.), and, certainly, adjust the output format settings.

The program allows you to create multiple profiles, each profile predefines all the above mentioned settings. This is recommended to professional users. Novices and amateurs are better to use the 'default profile'. Professionals will also be pleased with the alternative of creating documents via the command line interface and other advanced features of the program.

All in all, PDFCreator is an easy-to-use and feature-rich application to create PDF documents and image files that suits both, amateurs and professionals. However, I had some problems with the number of pages in the converted documents. Actually, when I sent to print a multi-page document, the program resulted with a one-page file. But, it is worth mentioning that such a problem was very rare.

Andrew Do
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Review summary

Pros

  • Ease of use
  • Password protection and encryption of created docs
  • Capability of adding watermarks, stamps, and digital signatures
  • Auto save mode
  • Capability of creating documents via COM interface

Cons

  • Rare problems with the number of pages in the resulted documents
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