iText VS OpenPDF

Compare iText vs OpenPDF and see what are their differences.

iText

[DEPRECATED] Core Java Library + PDF/A, xtra and XML Worker. Only security fixes will be added β€” please use iTextΒ 7 (by itext)

OpenPDF

OpenPDF is a free Java library for creating and editing PDF files with a LGPL and MPL open source license. OpenPDF is based on a fork of iText. We welcome contributions from other developers. Please feel free to submit pull-requests and bugreports to this GitHub repository. β›Ί (by LibrePDF)
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iText OpenPDF
0 8
1,356 2,326
1.0% 2.5%
4.1 8.4
2 days ago 9 days ago
Java Java
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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iText

Posts with mentions or reviews of iText. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning iText yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

OpenPDF

Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenPDF. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-04.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing iText and OpenPDF you can also consider the following projects:

Apache PDFBox - Mirror of Apache PDFBox

flyingsaucer - XML/XHTML and CSS 2.1 renderer in pure Java

Apache FOP - Mirror of Apache FOP

Dynamic Jasper - Dynamic Reports using Jasper Reports

Open HTML to PDF - An HTML to PDF library for the JVM. Based on Flying Saucer and Apache PDF-BOX 2. With SVG image support. Now also with accessible PDF support (WCAG, Section 508, PDF/UA)!

boxable - Boxable is a library that can be used to easily create tables in pdf documents.

Tabula - Extract tables from PDF files

Konik - A library to create, read and validate ZUGFeRD compliant invoices. Available for Java and .NET

itext7 - iText 7 for Java represents the next level of SDKs for developers that want to take advantage of the benefits PDF can bring. Equipped with a better document engine, high and low-level programming capabilities and the ability to create, edit and enhance PDF documents, iText 7 can be a boon to nearly every workflow.