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PDF Shaper

#1 Post by I am Baas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:40 am

PDF Shaper is a collection of free PDF tools, which allows you to merge, split, encrypt and decrypt PDFs, convert images to PDF, convert PDF to RTF or images, extract text and images from PDF. Program has very easy-to-use user interface, uses low CPU resources, supports Unicode characters and batch processing.
http://www.glorylogic.com/pdf-shaper/

Req.: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (32 and 64 bit)

Settings: none

(not thoroughly tested yet)

Dl @ http://www.glorylogic.com/downloads/pdfshaper.exe and uniextract.

Edit: Website moved to http://www.pdfshaper.com/
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Re: PDF Shaper

#2 Post by billon » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:14 pm

PDFShaper.ini in APPDATA

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Re: PDF Shaper

#3 Post by I am Baas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:03 pm

billon wrote:PDFShaper.ini in APPDATA
Thanks billon. I now tested all the PDF tools included in PDF Shaper:

PDFShaper.exe: no settings

Extract Text: none
Extract Images: none
PDF to Image: none
Image to PDF: none
PDF to RTF (PDFtoRTF.exe): PDFShaper.ini in \user\current\AppData\Roaming
Split PDF: none
Merge PDFs: none
Encrypt PDF(PDFTools.exe): none

PDF to RTF is the only tool to save settings in AppData.
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Re: PDF Shaper

#4 Post by tproli » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:02 pm

Thanks, I also got only the ini file but haven't tested all the tools. All 3 glorylogic apps behaves the same (ISO Workshop, Image Tuner).

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Re: PDF Shaper

#5 Post by webfork » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:07 pm

So v5.1 is out with some odd changes ... you might not want to update:

http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 32493.html

PDF to Word removed while Word to PDF has been added. Weird.
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Re: PDF Shaper

#6 Post by smaragdus » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:44 pm

PDF Shaper 4.1 is the last version without limitations:
New in version 5.0 (January 29th, 2016)
- New Features:
- New editions - PDF Shaper Free and Professional.
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#7 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:03 pm

smaragdus wrote:PDF Shaper 4.1 is the last version without limitations
Ah that explains it, thanks.
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Re: PDF Shaper

#8 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:22 pm

Website is at http://www.pdfshaper.com/

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Download PDF Shaper Free @ http://www.pdfshaper.com/download.html

Version 4.1 can be downloaded from Digital Digest
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Re: PDF Shaper

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sun May 01, 2016 6:56 pm

PDF Shaper is at version 5.2.

Release notes at http://www.pdfshaper.com/release-notes.html

Free Vs. Pro at http://www.pdfshaper.com/compare-editions.html
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#10 Post by webfork » Mon May 02, 2016 10:39 am

I am Baas wrote:Free Vs. Pro at http://www.pdfshaper.com/compare-editions.html
Very helpful.
I am Baas wrote:PDF to RTF is the only tool to save settings in AppData.
Would really like to have a PDF cropping tool on the site since that's maybe the most common thing I do to PDF files aside from deleting blank pages. Can we accept this as sort of conditionally portable or with some kind of disclaimer?
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Re: PDF Shaper

#11 Post by webfork » Tue May 03, 2016 9:15 am

Just a note that I had to delete the other LNG files to make it show up in English. So 3 files:

Code: Select all

Hungarian.lng
Russian.lng
Dutch.lng
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Re: PDF Shaper

#12 Post by webfork » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:34 pm

License note: It's listed as freeware on softpedia but according to the program internals and the homepage, it's free for non-commercial use only. That's a little weird as it seems to use Ghostscript (GPL) but whatever. I was actually testing this in a commercial environment before I figured that out so this analysis is only partially complete as I had to delete it.

Component tests
  • The Word to PDF converter seemed to work well but choked on an old DOC file (I think it's 97 or 2003 format).
  • The fairly basic crop tool (cropping by section and number e.g. lower right by 4x4 inches) seemed to work well but it's preview tool doesn't seem to function.
  • The text extractor worked remarkably well in maintaining the formatting in basic text (there is an option to skip any semblance of formatting), but doesn't appear to work in a batch format like most of the other tools.
  • It can remove/replace some metadata but I wondered if it zapped all of it or just the 6 fields it covered (author, subject, creator, producer, title, and keywords).
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Re: PDF Shaper

#13 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:22 pm

v6.1 is out but softpedia is now listing this program as adware:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... aper.shtml
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Re: PDF Shaper

#14 Post by xor » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:04 am

v4.1 (from Digital Digest) asks for a password when UniExtracting.... Did I miss it?

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Re: PDF Shaper

#15 Post by webfork » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:59 pm

xor wrote:v4.1 (from Digital Digest) asks for a password when UniExtracting.... Did I miss it?
Just tested and seeing that same prompt, even with UniExtract 2.

EDIT: v.5.2 available here but I cannot verify the source as 100% so please check the contents.

File Data

  • Filename: PDFTools.exe
    MD5: 5E0DD58A7BF771B7456D65250FA4967C
    SHA1: 60B9E4073328CC516764AF99B81F4902BD3FB7D8
    SHA256: 3F5E6FB1E7ACBE2DCCCAD068AC2B911DB1D1588CBDA3FDCD0AE1E990CA1585EF
    VirusTotal Rating: 01/00
    VirusTotal URL: 0

    Filename: PDFTools.exe
    MD5: 5E0DD58A7BF771B7456D65250FA4967C
    SHA1: 60B9E4073328CC516764AF99B81F4902BD3FB7D8
    SHA256: 3F5E6FB1E7ACBE2DCCCAD068AC2B911DB1D1588CBDA3FDCD0AE1E990CA1585EF
    VirusTotal Rating: 01/00
    VirusTotal URL: 0
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