Open-source C projects categorized as PDF | Edit details

Top 9 C PDF Projects

  • GitHub repo sumatrapdf

    SumatraPDF reader

    Project mention: How do I reduce PDF file size? | reddit.com/r/software | 2021-11-19

    SumatraPDF is a free reader which can handle PDF and djvu, and many other formats.

  • GitHub repo libvips

    A fast image processing library with low memory needs.

    Project mention: Still true? How true? | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 2021-10-17

    https://github.com/libvips/libvips https://github.com/libvips/libvips/wiki/Why-is-libvips-quick interesting

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo libharu

    libharu - free PDF library

  • GitHub repo sioyek

    Sioyek is a PDF viewer designed for reading research papers and technical books.

    Project mention: We need better PDF readers!!! | reddit.com/r/academia | 2021-11-11
  • GitHub repo PDF-Writer

    High performance library for creating, modiyfing and parsing PDF files in C++

  • GitHub repo precomp-cpp

    Precomp, C++ version - further compress already compressed files

    Project mention: Attempting to re-create / replicate an archive made years ago with an unknown application, which is no longer complete on a file-sharing network | reddit.com/r/compression | 2021-11-11

    https://github.com/schnaader/precomp-cpp Maybe some tools posted in https://encode.su/threads/1399-reflate-a-new-universal-deflate-recompressor Maybe something has to be developed specifically for your task.

  • GitHub repo PDFGen

    Simple C PDF Writer/Generation library (by AndreRenaud)

    Project mention: We did a little benchmarking comparing GeekDude's cJSON parser with a RegEx | reddit.com/r/AutoHotkey | 2021-07-23

    MCLib is actually "close enough" to the environment that plain C expects that I was able to port a ~3000 line C library for building PDF files in maybe an hour or two a few weeks back. And in that time, MCLib has been getting better and better at faking the environment that C expects, so it is likely even easier to port code now.

  • Scout APM

    Scout APM: A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo clawPDF

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

    Project mention: CutePDF alternative? | reddit.com/r/Revit | 2021-05-08
  • GitHub repo fbpdf

    A small framebuffer pdf, djvu, epub, xps, and cbz viewer

    Project mention: Document Viewer | reddit.com/r/embeddedlinux | 2021-10-25
NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-11-19.

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What are some of the best open-source PDF projects in C? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 sumatrapdf 7,363
2 libvips 5,944
3 libharu 1,217
4 sioyek 1,100
5 PDF-Writer 609
6 precomp-cpp 274
7 PDFGen 256
8 clawPDF 222
9 fbpdf 122
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