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Developer(s)Sid Steward
Initial releaseJuly 14, 2004 (2004-07-14)
Stable release
2.02 / July 24, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-07-24)[1]
Written inC++
Operating systemCross-platform
TypePDF utility
LicenseProprietary[2] / GPL

PDFtk (short for PDF Toolkit) is a cross-platform tool for manipulating Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. It comes in three versions: PDFtk Server (open-source command-line tool), PDFtk Free (freeware) and PDFtk Pro (proprietary paid).[2]

pdftk-java is a port of PDFtk into Java.

Use case diagram of most common PDFtk operations
Developer(s)Marc Vinyals
Initial releaseDecember 30, 2017 (2017-12-30)
Stable release
3.0.10 / April 19, 2020; 8 months ago (2020-04-19)[3]
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypePDF utility

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External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • PDF Chain, a GUI for GNU-Linux (GPL)
  • An older GUI, working under Windows and most Linux distributions (GPL)
  • PDFTK4ALL, a GUI for Windows (GPL), last release beta from including a copy of PDFTK 1.41[1]
  • PDFTK Builder, a GUI for Windows (GPL), last release 3.10.0 from