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The PDF Association publishes a variety of documents and other resources for those interested in leveraging PDF technology, and as of Q4 2021, also sells the ISO standards relating to PDF technology as developed by ISO TC 171 SC 2.

In addition to formal ISO standards many PDF Association publications developed through our publications process are freely available.

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An ISO extension to PDF 2.0 adding support for glTF 3D models in PDF.

ISO 14289-2:2024 (PDF/UA-2) defines the use of tagged PDF in files conforming to ISO 32000-2:2020 … Read more

ISO/TS 32005 extends ISO 32000-2 to clarify inclusion rules for using tags defined in the … Read more

ISO/TS 32003 is an extension that adds AES-GCM support to PDF 2.0.

This document explains how to extend PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020) by adding the ISO 10303-242 … Read more

ISO/TS 32002 is a PDF 2.0 extension specification that adds support for NIST-P, Brainpool, Edwards … Read more

ISO 18565 and ISO 22550 define an interchange of AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) to PDF … Read more

ISO/TS 32001 specifies how to extend PDF 2.0 by adding support for the use of … Read more

ISO/TS 32004 is a PDF 2.0 extension that provides integrity protection along with confidentiality for … Read more

These print workflow and metadata standards specify the intended appearance, processing steps, or job tickets … Read more

ISO 32000 is the family of ISO standards that defines the core PDF specification for … Read more

PDF/VCR enables variable data printing applications using PDF template-based variable content substitution and a framework … Read more

The ISO 16612 family of standards defines PDF/VT for supporting variable data and high-volume transactional … Read more

The ISO 15930 family of standards define PDF/X, which support the graphic arts and professional … Read more

Covers of 3D format standards used in PDF.

PDF 1.7 introduced interactive 3D support using the U3D file format. PDF 2.0 expanded 3D … Read more

ISO 16684 is the ISO family of standards that defines XMP (eXtensible metadata platform) for … Read more

ISO 19444 specifies an XML format for representing forms data and annotations in ISO 32000-2 … Read more

ISO 21757-1 defines the ECMAScript API for automating and interacting with the 2D and 3D … Read more

PDF/R defines a small subset of ISO 32000 suitable for storage, transport and exchange of … Read more

ISO 14289-1:2014 (PDF/UA-1) defines the use of tagged PDF in files conforming to ISO 32000-1:2008 … Read more

ISO 24517 defines PDF/E which is a subset of PDF 1.6 supporting the exchange of … Read more

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