PStill can convert PostScript, EPS, TIFF and JPEG files to PDF, transcode PDF to PDF and optional also generate pre-press ready EPS and PS files. On Windows it can be used as direct To-PDF printer, producing PDF directly from any application - even over the network.
What PStill can do for you:
* Convert to PDF and PDF/X
Easy and high-quality EPS, PS, PDF and several raster image formats to PDF conversion on Windows and MacOS X, able to concat multiple files of all types in the output, also as mixed set. You can just drop in some PS, PDF and e.g. JPEG files and PStill will create one PDF from the input set. PStill can output also to PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3, a focused subset of PDF for 'pre-press' work. PStill knows about CMYK and spot colors and can handle overprinting.
* PDF to PDF Transcoding
You have a PDF that cannot be printed or processed? PStill can simplify, reprocess and recompress PDF-Files, this process also known as 'Transcoding' create a new PDF that is often smaller in file size, can be optional encrypted/secured and contain only a uniform set of font types. TrueType fonts can be autoconverted to PostScript Type 1, fonts can be subsetted and missing fonts included. PStill can detect and remove duplicate elements in the PDF. Text can be converted to outlines which makes it perfect for creating 'fontless' PDF. Transcoding can be used to 'repair' bad PDF or simplify the PDF structure so more limited output devices can process it.
* Batch Convert to PDF and PDF/X
PStill can run as command line program and can be easily scripted (BAT, Shellscript, PERL, VB, etc.). The command line converter runs on Windows, Linux, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, HP HPUX and allows you to integrate PStill into any application that is able to call external programs to get full PDF generating functionality.
* Output to PostScript and EPS*
Easily convert a PS or PDF to a set of EPS (incl. EPS TIFF preview generation on the Win32 platform). The conversion can handle Gray, RGB, CMYK, spot colors and overprinting and writes DSC conforming, flattened PostScript output. PStill works as a job 'normalizer' - rewriting an existing PostScript or PDF file by breaking it down to its basic drawing operations but still maintains the same print output. Flattened PostScript can be processed on most any output device as it contains only a handful well defined operations and maintains a normalized coordinate system.
* (* PSRW Mode needs a special license and must be ordered separately, please see licensing options)
Page assembly, rescaling, tiled output of large pages, stamping and more
A special option to autoconvert pre-separated PostScript jobs to composite color PDFs or PostScript/EPS files is available (SeparationToComposite module optional, can be ordered separately).
* Font conversion and job normalization
Your printer cannot print the PDF or PostScript you feed to it? PStill can simplify the job so it becomes printable to limited output devices. PStill can auto convert TrueType or unwrap CID or Type 0 fonts to PostScript Type 1 fonts thus greatly enhancing compatibility of the PDF/PS or EPS results. It can autoreplace DVIPS (TeX) embedded bitmap fonts in PS input by its Type 1 variants leading to better and leaner output.
* Includes virtual print server (Windows Version, NT/2000 or XP)
PStill can be setup'd to run as virtual print server, accepting local or remote jobs over the network - you can just print from your Windows application using the standard printer driver and PStill gets and converts the print job in the background to PDF. This feature works networkwide right out of the box without paying 'per client' or the need to install the software on the client systems. You only need to install PStill on the server. The virtual print server can also receive jobs from Linux, UNIX or MacOSX based systems directly.
* Available as linkable library (DLL, Windows Version)
PStill is also available as DLL to integrate PDF transcoding, EPS and PS to PDF conversion into your applications. Please contact me for details.
The license of this software is Free Trial Software, the price is EUR20.00, you can free download and get a free trial.