veraPDF 1.8 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. This release includes new PDF information in the features report and automatic configuration of the features extractor when applying custom policy profiles. There are also a number of low level PDF fixes and improvements which are documented in the latest release notes:

This is the final release of veraPDF under the PREFORMA project. From September, veraPDF will make the transition from a funded project to a stand alone open source project.

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Help improve veraPDF

Most of the changes in this release are in response to the constructive feedback we’ve received from our users. Testing and user feedback is key to improving the software. Please download and use the latest release. If you experience problems, or wish to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker:  or post them to our user mailing list:

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User guides and documentation are published at:

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Join us for our next webinar on 19 September ‘Life after PREFORMA, the future of veraPDF’. Registration opening soon.


The veraPDF consortium ( is funded by the PREFORMA project ( PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme. The project’s main aim is to address the challenge of implementing standardised file formats for preserving digital objects in the long term, giving memory institutions full control over the acceptance and management of preservation files into digital repositories.



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