We have released Quick PDF Library 16

We’re excited to announce the release of Quick PDF Library version 16 with new platforms, new interfaces, and new features.


  • Python Support
  • Linux Support
  • Android 64-bit Support
  • Delphi and C++Builder support
  • PDF 2.0 Support
  • Substantial bug fixes and improvements

As always, we recommend you upgrade to the latest version of the Library to enjoy all these improvements and more. To upgrade, please get in touch with our team today

Ready to start working with Quick PDF Library 16? Head over to our website and download a free, 30-day trial.

Python Support

Controlling Quick PDF Library with a Python script is now easier than ever with the new Python interface class. Just import the .py file, and you’re good to go. Here’s a quick sample for Mac (but this works the same way on Windows and Linux).

import FoxitQPLmac0S1611 as FoxitQuick

qp = FoxitQuick.PDFLibrary( )


qp.DrawText(100, 700, "Hello world")


Full Linux Support

Yes! Linux support is here! We’ve been hard at work porting Quick PDF Library to Linux, and we now officially support recent releases of Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to see support for other distros.

As always, one of the best features in Quick PDF Library is that you get the same API across every supported platform, whether that is Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS or Android.


Android 64-bit Support

Did you know that Google requires all Android apps to support 64-bit from August 2019? Java code won’t need to be changed, but native libraries such as Quick PDF Library will need 64-bit binaries. This is now possible with Quick PDF Library 16.

We’re using the latest development tools to build Quick PDF Library for Android and we now fully support x86, x86_64, armeabi-v7a and arm64-v8a. We’re still backward compatible all the way back to Android SDK level 19 so you can target up to 90% of all Android devices out there.


Delphi and C++Builder support

Quick PDF Library now works with the new Community Editions of Delphi and C++Builder too. For native DCU support on Windows merely choose the 10.2 Tokyo edition, or for other platforms use the bundled interface class.


PDF 2.0 support

PDF 2.0 is the latest version of the official ISO specification for PDF. The ISO committee worked for more than three years to get this right, and the result is an excellent base for the future of PDF.

We’ve tested Quick PDF Library 16 thoroughly with PDF 2.0 files, and the results are outstanding. With time we’ll add support for some of the new possible features. Should you be creating new PDF documents with Quick PDF Library, you now have the option to mark them as PDF 2.0.


Other new features

We’ve completed the full set of variant functions in the ActiveX edition to make it easier to send and receive binary data.

We’ve added a function to reduce the size of certain PDFs and also added a few new utility functions.

We’ve enhanced the Datamatrix 2D barcode function to support Base256 encoding (used for, e.g., Deutsche Post franking symbols) and the digital signature routines are now able to use a signing identity/certificate directly from the Windows Certificate Store.


Bug Fixes and enhancements

  • Halved memory consumption for files loaded with LoadFromFile
  • Fixed fill color when flattening checkboxes
  • Short xref table fix
  • GetPageText(0) no longer crashes for multiple fonts in a single PDF object
  • Form field issue with Unicode characters
  • Fix for automatic creation of appearance stream for child form fields
  • Better support for different PDFium DLLs
  • Type3 font character spacing during rendering
  • Bug fix to prevent a crash during extraction of certain masked images
  • Accuracy improvement in font metrics to meet PDF/A compliance requirements
  • PDF/A improvements


Please get in touch with any feedback you may have on version 16 or any pointers to what you’d like to see in v17! We’d love to hear about your experiences with the new version. Your ideas for how we can improve Quick PDF Library are incredibly helpful as we prepare the future of Quick PDF Library.


Drop us a line: qpl16@foxitsdkteam.com

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Quick PDF Library 15 is Here

Recently we asked our customers what they wanted to see the newest version of Quick PDF Library, version 15. The outpour of feedback was great! Customers identified small bugs and features that would make their lives a lot easier and that is what we want to do – make our customers lives easier when using our products.

Discover more about our update on the Foxit SDK Blog

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Continue reading over on the Foxit SDK Blog

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Find out more about how PDF could be your GDPR solution in the Foxit SDK Blog

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There are many different types of forms that people can fill out. From paper, Microsoft Word, PDF, to HTML there is no end to the choice you have when you are looking to create a form for data collection. Even though paper forms sometimes may be good enough, this article aims to discuss the advantages PDF forms over all others mentioned above.

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The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been around for decades, but many people do not know what it is and what makes it different. Once the file format that documents were rendered in at their final stage for presentation and archiving, now PDF now become hugely crucial at every aspect of a company’s processes. What is excellent about PDF is that it is always improving, with new features and capabilities being added to it constantly.

Find out more about these changes on the Foxit SDK Blog

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Replacing Paper Signatures with Electronic Across Europe

Digital Signatures has changed the landscape of business across Europe forever with the advent of EIDAS and PAdES. With digital signatures having the same legal standing as paper signatures, companies are changing the way they do business across borders within Europe.

Find out more about this great advancement on the Foxit SDK Blog

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RMS & PDF Technology

Rights Management Services, more commonly known as RMS, is a hugely important feature for companies when dealing with document management. Companies can restrict the level of access that customers and staff have to documents and what they can edit, share and print, leading to a tighter run document management system that protects highly classified information.

Find out more about this feature on the Foxit SDK Blog

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Cloud Storage & PDF Technology

Cloud storage is a digital data storage model whereby files and folders are stored on one or more third-party servers, as opposed to on local computers. Using the internet, or intranet, as the connection between your computer and the cloud server, through a login screen, a user can access the server from any location in the world, at any time. But why store data in the cloud?

There are a lot of different reasons. Discover these on Foxit SDK’s Blog

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Creating Kiosk Mode Apps with PDF Technology

Creating an app that end users will consume on their device comes with their own security warnings but are not as exposed as applications designed for use by end users on an organization’s device. When creating an app, companies have to think about who will use it and how will it affect their business. For an end user operating an application on an organization’s premises, on the organization’s device, there are additional things to take into account. For example, if a customer using a tablet in a bank reception area can they access important information they should not be privy to on that device?

There are a lot of different ways that Kiosk Mode can help businesses like these protect themselves. Learn more about creating Kiosk Mode apps with PDF technology on Foxit SDK’s Blog

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