Portable Document Format (PDF)

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2021-10-03 16:06:49
PDF is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
Common image file formats
PDF
Developed byAdobe (until 2008)
ISO (since 2008)
Year1993 (first version) 2017 (PDF 2.0)
ProsLossless
Protects intellectual property
Maintains printed format
ConsLonger browser loading times
Non-editable content
Not great for complex graphics printing
Not really useful as a graphic image
Features
Vector graphicsYes
Raster imageYes
LosslessYes
Animation supportNo
Transparency supportNo
Layers supportNo
HDR
Maximum bit depth
CMYK support (for print)Yes
Maximum number of channels
Commonly used forFixed layout flat documents
Browser support (without plugin)
Google ChromeYes
Microsoft EdgeYes
SafariNo
FirefoxYes
OperaYes
Internet ExplorerYes
Additional
File extensions.pdf
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format
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