Version 2.0 of pdfChip is out now!

17 Dec 2018


Berlin, December 17, 2018 – callas software, market leader for automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, releases version 2.0 of its pdfChip software solution. pdfChip 2.0 adds a 64-bit version on Windows, optimized handling of referenced images while supporting more image types, support for PDF 2.0 and much more!

Extended PDF feature support

ISO (International Standards Organization) has published a new major version of the PDF specification, called PDF 2.0. With pdfChip 2.0, callas software already adds support for PDF 2.0, including the possibility to add correct version information and specific support for the new black point compensation entry. Better support for setting PDF blend modes is also included in this release.

pdfChip 2.0 also adds the possibility to include Photoshop (PSD) or TIFF images in a generated PDF document, next to the already supported image formats (such as GIF, JPG, PNG and more). Of course, pdfChip has always supported referenced PDF documents which are included without quality loss in the generated output PDF.

Easier & safer integration

pdfChip is very often implemented in web server environments, where safety is primordial. To make this easier, pdfChip now includes an additional command-line parameter to allow or disallow access to remote content.

To increase processing speed on Windows, a 64-bit version is now available. On all platforms, referenced image and PDF data is now handled in an optimized way to avoid high-memory consumption during PDF creation. Lastly, the latest version of the TEC-IT barcode library has been integrated for more complete barcode support.

Curious for the bug fixes in this update? Have a look at the release notes:

Availability & pricing

callas pdfChip 2.0 is immediately available and comes in four different license levels carrying a different price tag and sporting matching feature sets:

Upgrades to pdfChip 2.0 are included in the maintenance agreement. Customers without an active maintenance agreement should contact callas software.

For further inquiries regarding availability, price, options or return on investment, please contact the callas software distribution partner Four Pees at A fully functional time-limited trial version can be downloaded from the callas website.

About callas software

callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing. Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products. In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Foxit®, Kodak®, EFI®, Xerox® and many others have recognized the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.

callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in DIN, ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, BITKOM and the Ghent Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF Association.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at:

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