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pdfRest PDF Toolkit Self-Hosted API

pdfRest PDF Toolkit Self-Hosted API

By: pdfRest Latest Version: 2.0.0

Product Overview

PDF Toolkit Self-Hosted API from pdfRest provides developers and organizations with powerful, secure, and customizable PDF solutions. These API Tools easily integrate into any workflow or application to support bulk, batch, and automated document processing.

Maintain full control with a dedicated EC2-based RESTful API with scalable performance to meet your needs. Built with Adobe PDF Library, the same technology that powers Adobe Acrobat, and developed by Datalogics, globally-trusted document processing experts for over 50 years, pdfRest has the gold-standard API Toolkit for high-quality PDF processing.

API Tools

PDF Toolkit includes all of the API Tools you'll require, such as:


Convert to PDF - Quickly and easily convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PostScript, EPS, BMP, TIF, PNG, and JPG files to standardized PDF documents.
Convert to PDF/X - Convert standard PDF files to several PDF/X formats to meet prepress print requirements.
Convert to PDF/A - Convert PDFs to standard PDF/A formats to ensure compliance and support long-term preservation of documents.
PDF to Images - Convert PDFs to JPGs, BMPs, PNGs, GIFs, and TIFs, accurately preserving color fidelity.


Compress PDF - Minimize PDF file sizes while preserving content quality to speed up document transfers and reduce storage costs.
Linearize PDF - Apply linearization to PDFs to support a quick online viewing experience with Fast Web View.
Flatten Transparencies - Flatten all transparent objects in a PDF to increase RIP speed in a prepress workflow and support conversion to other file formats.
Flatten Annotations - Flatten all annotations in a PDF to collapse their appearances into page content and make them non-editable.
Flatten Layers - Collapse all content from separate PDF layers onto a single layer of page content.


Add to PDF - Insert new content, such as an image or attachment, into a PDF on a selected page with precise positioning while preserving underlying PDF content.
Merge PDFs - Combine multiple PDF documents or pages into one consolidated PDF.
Split PDF - Split a single PDF document into one or more PDF documents with exactly the pages you need.


Extract Text - Extract all text from PDF documents, optionally including style and position information. Useful for analytics, AI integration, format conversion, and more
Query PDF - Quickly return detailed information about a PDF document and its contents to assess the current state of the file and drive conditional processing.


Watermark PDF - Apply a watermark to all pages of a PDF using either text or an image.
Encrypt PDF - Secure PDFs with impenetrable encryption and require a password for viewers to open encrypted documents, or change passwords and unlock documents by decrypting and removing passwords.
Restrict PDF - Set, change, or remove restrictions on a PDF to limit or expand the ways in which viewers can interact with the document, such as printing, editing, or extracting text and images.


Upload PDF - Upload multiple files at once from local storage or public URL for convenient transfers prior to processing.
Zip Files - Zip any number of uploaded or processed files across multiple API calls into a single archived Zip file for convenient downloads.

Compatible PDF APIs

For more PDF processing solutions, find compatible products such as our robust pdfRest PDF Forms Pro or PDF to Office Pro Self-Hosted API in the AWS Marketplace. These services can work together to meet all of your PDF and PDF Forms processing requirements.

Forms Pro

See PDF Forms Pro Self-Hosted

PDF to Office Pro - Coming soon!

See PDF Office Pro Self-Hosted





Operating System

Linux/Unix, Amazon Linux 2

Delivery Methods

  • CloudFormation Template
  • Amazon Machine Image

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