PDFtk Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to PDFtk for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is PDFsam, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to PDFtk and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PDFtk are Master PDF Editor (Freemium), PDF-Shuffler (Free, Open Source), QPDF (Free, Open Source) and PdfMod (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2021

    1. PDFsam Basic is a free, open source, multi-platform software designed to: * Merge PDF files (the entire documents or selected page ranges), retaining or discarding bookmarks, acroforms and generating or not a table of contents.
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    2. Master PDF Editor is complete solution for editing PDF and XPS files. You can insert, edit, remove, copy, add images or graphics. Export, import, remove and change page layouts.
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    3. Merge, split, rotate, crop and rearrange pdf documents and their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      It could have been called something like pdf-to-pdf. It also provides many useful capabilities to developers of PDF-producing software or for people who just want to look at the innards of a PDF file to learn more about how they work.
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      QPDF vs PDFtk opinions
      Almost everyone thinks QPDF is a great alternative to PDFtk.
      Has the no nonsense simple features that are needed.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Missing basic function: rotate pages
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    4. PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents. You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and combine documents via drag and drop.


      The program seems no longer updated. Last release, 0.9.1, was released on March 3, 2011 and only translations have been done on the project since then. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. Stapler is a pure Python alternative to PDFtk, a tool for manipulating PDF documents from the command line. Like pdftk, stapler is a command-line tool. With select, you can cherry-pick pages from pdfs and concatenate them into a new pdf file.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      PDF watermark creator is an online free software can be used to insert text or image watermark into Adobe PDF documents. Simply watermark PDF files online by using this one click web based PDF watermark generator.
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