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Open Source Java PDF Library

ICEpdf is an open source Java PDF library ideal for displaying and printing PDF documents within any Java application. The ICEpdf API is lightweight, fast, efficient and very easy to use. ICEpdf is 100% Java-based. ICEpdf is capable of rendering PDFs up to version 1.6 (Acrobat 7.0) and provides the following features:

  • Seamless integration within Java clients, allowing complete control over the configuration, functionality, and user interface.
  • A lightweight static and dynamic memory footprint.
  • Easy deployment to any Java platform without the hassles of Java-to-native integration issues.
  • Embeddable as a Java PDF viewer component and stand-alone application.
  • Render PDFs to an image file (PNG, JPEG, or GIF) in a server-side web application.
  • Robust, efficient, mature PDF parser.
  • Supports all PDF embedded font types (Types 0-3, OpenType, TrueType) using the Font Engine included in ICEpdf Pro.
  • Font substitution optimized per platform.
  • Supports incremental document loading, reducing time to view first page.
  • Supports Adobe Standard Security for password-protected documents (40 and 128 bit RC4 or AES).
  • Support for interactive link annotation actions; uri, launch and resource.
  • View all markup annotations.


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