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Open Source PDFCreator Alternatives

The best open source alternative to PDFCreator is clawPDF. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to PDFCreator and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to PDFCreator are CUPS-PDF, qvPDF, PDFwriter for Mac and HRConvert2.

PDFCreator alternatives are mainly PDF Editors but may also be PDF Readers or Audio Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PDFCreator.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Windows

With PDFCreator you can print every printable document to PDF, either within the application or by printing directly from...

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  1. clawPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Yet another PDF Printer? Yes! This PDF Printer has the intention to be completely open source. Print to PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, PNG, JPEG, TIF and text.

  2. CUPS-PDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    CUPS-PDF is designed to produce PDF files in a heterogeneous network by providing a PDF printer on the central fileserver. It is available under the GPL and is packaged for many different distributions or can be built directly out of the source files.



  3. qvPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    qvPDF is a PDF creator for Windows, but you can also merge & split. Its implemented as printer driver and uses plugins to execute different actions after creating the PDF. Processing parameters can be written directly into the printed document like: @|mapi.mailto=me@you.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.1, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

  4. PDFwriter for Mac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    PDFwriter is a printer driver for Mac OS X, which will let you generate PDF files by simply printing.

  5. HRConvert2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    HRConvert2 is an open-source web-app that converts files without tracking users across the net or infringing on your intellectual property.



  6. PyPDF2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PyPDF2 - A utility to read and write pdfs with Python.

  7. PdfScribe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A PDF virtual printer for 64-bit Windows 7 / 2008R2 or later. - stchan/PdfScribe

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  8. Q-PDF Creator Easy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Q-PDF Creator Easy allows you to create professional PDF documents from any application that is able to print.

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